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Thread: broadcom sta problems please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. #11
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    Re: broadcom sta problems please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Download the correct driver if you already haven't done so. Extract it somewhere you can get to easily, like your home directory.

    Then open a terminal and cd to the directory you extracted it to.

    From there you can run make and follow the remainder of the instructions.

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    Re: broadcom sta problems please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks patches! that fixed my problem completely, i havent dropped in over a week now

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    Re: broadcom sta problems please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOT1986 View Post
    sudo lspci -v
    Code:
    05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Netgear Device 7d00
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
        Memory at fdcfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Kernel driver in use: wl
        Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    Well there's [at least one of] the problem(s)- the proprietary "STA" wl module requires "b43" and "ssb" to be blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf in order to work properly from what I remember of Broadcom "STA" driver modules.

    EDIT: Here are the Broadcom-specific lines from my "blacklist.conf" for a working "STA" driver using the wl module:

    Code:
    blacklist ssb
    blacklist b44
    blacklist b43legacy
    blacklist b43
    Last edited by northd_tech; August 27th, 2011 at 07:42 AM.

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