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Thread: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

  1. #491
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    When i run this command:

    sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/`uname -r`~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o

    i get:

    /lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode2.fw/bcm43xx_microcode2.fw/: File or Folder does not exist.

  2. #492
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    0000:06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4319 (rev 02)

    is a failure, i'll see what i can do

  3. #493
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Thanks a lot. I have the Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) and only went as far as step 4b and it worked perfectly. Great job.

  4. #494
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    I'm dual booting a company-issued Dell D620. lspci says:
    0000:0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 UART (rev 01)

    Everything worked according to the instructions. Was unable to extract the firmware from the Windows .sys file, but the wl_apsta.o extraction worked as advertised.

    My network showed up in the applet when rebooted, and I entered the WEP key, and connected at 11 Mb/s (it's a "g" network, so I had expected 54Mb/s, but hey, I'm not picky)

    Thank you!

    Peter

  5. #495
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by icky View Post
    0000:06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4319 (rev 02)

    is a failure, i'll see what i can do

    I am in the same boat did you ever get it working? I tried this and a few other walk throughs and still no luck. I have even updated my kernel to see my dual core and that did not change it. I had Kantiox on it and even recompiled the kernel but it did not see the wifi card. So I am at a loss I am going to try the "WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Dapper" and the "WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper" to see if they give any other steps but I am getting frustrated.

    Rumptz

  6. #496
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    hi all,

    thanks a lot for your exellent guide It worked perfectly for me and I have bad WiFi card the Broadcom BCM4318.

    thanks again,
    cheers Ariel

  7. #497
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Janster View Post
    Thanks a lot. I have the Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) and only went as far as step 4b and it worked perfectly. Great job.

    I wonder if you can help me. I have the Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) too, and it does not connect to the router. It's a US Robotics 805417 WirelessG PCI card.

    - The card is recognized by the GNOME Networking tool
    - I can actually see the router on doing iwlist eth0 scan
    - The interface eth0 seems to be attached to my router, if I see iwconfig


    Just cannot authenticate to get an ip address. dhclient keeps giving me the message "no leases offered".

    I am using wpa_supplicant, and when I run it with more debug messages, I noticed a strange thing. It seems to be trying to connect to my router but the frequency used is 0. My router's frequency is 2.437 Ghz. Is there a way to force the card to use a certain frequency?

    Could that be some kind of problem?

    I've followed the instructions to the letter, except not using Network Manager. It's a clean install of 32 bit Ubuntu

    1. extracted the wl_apsta.o firmware to /lib/firmware
    2. modified /etc/networking/interfaces to use wpa_supplicant for eth0 (my card)
    3. Set up wpa_supplicant to authenticate to my router. wpa_supplicant is known to be working (tested with ndiswrapper and another card)

    The network router has a mixed mode network and any speed.

    Have tried every trick in this list:

    - blacklisted ndiswrapper
    - modprobe bcm43xx
    - turned the card off and on
    - tried without any authentication
    - changed rate to 11M / 36M / 54M

    Help!
    Last edited by cemptor; September 19th, 2006 at 02:44 PM. Reason: updated additional observation

  8. #498
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    OK, why is this not a sticky??? I bet a lot of guys would be happy with this howto.

    Worked like a charm for me!

    Thank you so much!

    PS. (maybe for author to note in #1 post.)

    I got the error:
    "The NetworkManager Applet could not find some required resources. It cannot continue."

    After i was trying to load the network manager applet. I was able to fix it with the command:
    Code:
    sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor/
    Hope it helps for the guys having the same problem as me.
    Last edited by erik plaggenmars; September 12th, 2006 at 10:47 AM.

  9. #499
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Thanks nickm! It worked like a charm for a Broadcom 3411.
    great guide linked on my blog.

  10. #500
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards without Ndiswrapper for Dapper and Edgy

    I went through all of the steps, but the Network Manager Applet does not show a wireless connection; it is only showing the wired one. Any advice?

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