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  1. #1

    Unhappy Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    Hi all,

    I have a broadcom 4318 wireless chip. I read a lot of posts on this forum and installed the b43 driver, but I still have no wireless connection. So a new thread.
    Can anybody help me with a suggestion what to do now? I can see a message "timed out" with dmesg, but I don't know how to fix that.

    Also I discovered in /var/log 2 files called NetworkManager-date (with date the actual date). The problem here is that these files are big: 770MB and 902MB. I cannot open them because they are just too big. But why are these files that big?

    Thanks a lot!
    Andr

    Output of lspci:
    Code:
    06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    Some parts out of dmesg (I hope the right ones...):
    Code:
    b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
    phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
    Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    (...)
    eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    (...)
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
    wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5
    wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5
    wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5
    wlan0: authentication with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5 timed out
    ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team

  2. #2
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

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    First, files being "too big" isn't a problem in Linux... you just need
    the right tools. First, try the following:

    `less /var/log/Networkmanager-date`

    When you get in there press the capital 'G' and it should take you to
    the bottom. Page Up and Down will let you navigate (along with the
    arrow keys) from there. 'vi' is the same so you can use that too.

    You may find that the 'date' files are actually older files and there is
    an original, but it's hard to tell. If so, use the newer one. You may
    also want to try renaming these if they are still growing so new files
    can be created and written-to. Rename them and then restart your
    network at least (in case a file handle is open to those boxes... this
    may end up being an unnecessary step):

    'rcnetwork restart' #as root

    Good luck.





    drek2 wrote:
    | Hi all,
    |
    | I have a broadcom 4318 wireless chip. I read a lot of posts on this
    | forum and installed the b43 driver, but I still have no wireless
    | connection. So a new thread.
    | Can anybody help me with a suggestion what to do now? I can see a
    | message "timed out" with dmesg, but I don't know how to fix that.
    |
    | Also I discovered in /var/log 2 files called NetworkManager-date (with
    | date the actual date). The problem here is that these files are big:
    | 770MB and 902MB. I cannot open them because they are just too big. But
    | why are these files that big?
    |
    | Thanks a lot!
    | Andr
    |
    | Output of lspci:
    |
    | Code:
    | --------------------
    | 06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce
    One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    | --------------------
    |
    |
    | Some parts out of dmesg (I hope the right ones...):
    |
    | Code:
    | --------------------
    | b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
    | phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
    | Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    | (...)
    | eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
    | input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
    | ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    | b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    | (...)
    | Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    | Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    | Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    | NET: Registered protocol family 17
    | wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
    | wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5
    | wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5
    | wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5
    | wlan0: authentication with AP 00:13:f7:2f:2e:a5 timed out
    | ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    | ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    | --------------------
    |
    |
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  3. #3

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    Ok, I can read those big files. But still no wireless.
    Some output which may be helpful for you to help me : (Please tell me if you need another output.)
    Code:
    laptop:/var/log # dmesg | grep b43
    b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
    b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    Sorry for the large amount of code, but it also might be helpful: (I removed the words "laptop NetworkManager" in each line)
    Code:
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  starting...
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  eth0: Device is fully-supported using driver '8139too'.
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  Found new Ethernet device 'eth0'.
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_16_d4_69_aa_30
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  wlan0: Device is fully-supported using driver 'b43-pci-bridge'.
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  wlan0: driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  Found new wireless (802.11) device 'wlan0'.
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_19_7d_07_53_0a
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  Trying to start the supplicant...
    Jun 27 12:18:03: <info>  Trying to start the system settings daemon...
    Jun 27 12:18:07: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 1 -> 2
    Jun 27 12:18:07: <info>  (eth0): bringing up device.
    Jun 27 12:18:07: <info>  (eth0): preparing device.
    Jun 27 12:18:07: <info>  (eth0): deactivating device.
    Jun 27 12:18:07: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2
    Jun 27 12:18:07: <info>  (wlan0): bringing up device.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (wlan0): preparing device.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (wlan0): deactivating device.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 2)
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 2 -> 3
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 3
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) starting connection 'System eth0'
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 3 -> 4
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 4 -> 5
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 5 -> 7
    Jun 27 12:18:09: <info>  Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCP transaction.
    Jun 27 12:18:10: <info>  dhclient started with pid 2276
    Jun 27 12:18:10: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
    Jun 27 12:18:10: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant interface state change: 1 -> 2.
    Jun 27 12:18:11: <info>  DHCP: device eth0 state changed (null) -> preinit
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>  DHCP: device eth0 state changed preinit -> bound
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Get) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Get) started...
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>    address 172.20.33.118
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>    netmask 255.255.252.0
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>    gateway 172.20.32.3
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>    nameserver '172.20.32.2'
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>    nameserver '172.20.32.2'
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>    domain name 'vhl.local'
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Get) complete.
    Jun 27 12:18:17: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) started...
    Jun 27 12:18:18: <WARN>  nm_system_set_hostname(): nm_system_set_hostname(): gethostbyaddr failed, h_errno = 1
    Jun 27 12:18:18: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 7 -> 8
    Jun 27 12:18:18: <info>  Clearing nscd hosts cache.
    Jun 27 12:18:18: <info>  Policy set (eth0) as default device for routing and DNS.
    Jun 27 12:18:18: <info>  Activation (eth0) successful, device activated.
    Jun 27 12:18:18: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) complete.
    Jun 27 12:19:17: <info>  (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 8)
    Jun 27 12:19:17: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 8 -> 2
    Jun 27 12:19:17: <info>  (eth0): deactivating device.
    Jun 27 12:19:17: <info>  eth0: canceled DHCP transaction, dhclient pid 2276
    Jun 27 12:19:17: <info>  Clearing nscd hosts cache.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 2)
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 2 -> 3
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) starting connection 'System eth0'
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 3 -> 4
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 4 -> 5
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 5 -> 7
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCP transaction.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  dhclient started with pid 3216
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
    Jun 27 12:19:20: <info>  DHCP: device eth0 state changed normal exit -> preinit
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>  DHCP: device eth0 state changed preinit -> bound
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Get) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Get) started...
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>    address 172.20.33.118
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>    netmask 255.255.252.0
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>    gateway 172.20.32.3
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>    nameserver '172.20.32.2'
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>    nameserver '172.20.32.2'
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>    domain name 'vhl.local'
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) scheduled...
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Get) complete.
    Jun 27 12:19:25: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) started...
    Jun 27 12:19:26: <WARN>  nm_system_set_hostname(): nm_system_set_hostname(): gethostbyaddr failed, h_errno = 1
    Jun 27 12:19:26: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 7 -> 8
    Jun 27 12:19:26: <info>  Clearing nscd hosts cache.
    Jun 27 12:19:26: <info>  Policy set (eth0) as default device for routing and DNS.
    Jun 27 12:19:26: <info>  Activation (eth0) successful, device activated.
    Jun 27 12:19:26: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) complete.
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>  DHCP: device eth0 state changed bound -> renew
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>    address 172.20.33.118
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>    netmask 255.255.252.0
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>    gateway 172.20.32.3
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>    nameserver '172.20.32.2'
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>    nameserver '172.20.32.2'
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>    domain name 'vhl.local'
    Jun 27 12:43:24: <info>  Clearing nscd hosts cache.
    Jun 27 12:43:25: <WARN>  nm_system_set_hostname(): nm_system_set_hostname(): gethostbyaddr failed, h_errno = 1
    Jun 27 12:43:25: <info>  Clearing nscd hosts cache.
    Jun 27 12:43:25: <info>  Policy set (eth0) as default device for routing and DNS.

  4. #4
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    drek2 wrote:
    > Ok, I can read those big files. But still no wireless.
    > Some output which may be helpful for you to help me : (Please tell me
    > if you need another output.)
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > laptop:/var/log # dmesg | grep b43
    > b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
    > input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
    > b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    > Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    > Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    > Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    > --------------------
    >
    > Sorry for the large amount of code, but it also might be helpful: (I
    > removed the words "laptop NetworkManager" in each line)
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> starting...
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> eth0: Device is fully-supported using driver '8139too'.
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> Found new Ethernet device 'eth0'.
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_16_d4_69_aa_30
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> wlan0: Device is fully-supported using driver 'b43-pci-bridge'.
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> wlan0: driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> Found new wireless (802.11) device 'wlan0'.
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_19_7d_07_53_0a
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
    > Jun 27 12:18:03: <info> Trying to start the system settings daemon...
    > Jun 27 12:18:07: <info> (eth0): device state change: 1 -> 2
    > Jun 27 12:18:07: <info> (eth0): bringing up device.
    > Jun 27 12:18:07: <info> (eth0): preparing device.
    > Jun 27 12:18:07: <info> (eth0): deactivating device.
    > Jun 27 12:18:07: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2
    > Jun 27 12:18:07: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device.
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 2)
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> (eth0): device state change: 2 -> 3
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 3
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'System eth0'
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> (eth0): device state change: 3 -> 4
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    > Jun 27 12:18:09: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...


    All the rest of the lines refer to your wired connection (eth0), which
    is preferred over the wireless.

    What is the output of 'sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan'? Do you see
    your AP? Please post the output.

    If the scan shows data, have you tried right-clicking on the panel
    applet in the lower right-hand corner of the screen and selecting the
    wireless? This assumes you are using KDE. I don't know where the
    applet is for Gnome.

    Larry



  5. #5

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    I had a similar problem that was fixed after networkmanager update and creating a new wireless connection clicking on knetworkmanager.
    It's curious that dmesg tells me that hardware wireless key still enables and disables radio even if it's enabled by software and I don't that message in your output.
    It is abhorrent the spiritual greed of those that knowing something, do not seek the transfer of such knowledge.

    Miguel de Unamuno - Writer (1864-1936)

  6. #6

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    All the rest of the lines refer to your wired connection (eth0), which is preferred over the wireless.

    What is the output of 'sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan'? Do you see your AP? Please post the output.

    If the scan shows data, have you tried right-clicking on the panel applet in the lower right-hand corner of the screen and selecting the wireless? This assumes you are using KDE. I don't know where the applet is for Gnome.

    Larry
    The wireless scan works, see below. I use KDE4, and left or right clicking (doesn't matter which button) on the knetworkmanager icon I get the options menu (New connection, Deactivate connection, Configure notifications, Edit connections, Quit). There are no wireless connections shown. (But the scan says there are! How to use them?)
    In openSUSE 10.3 I got the menu with right clicking and with left clicking a window with connection info and statistics.

    Thanks, Andr

    Code:
    drek@laptop:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan
    root's password:
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:01:E3:DB:50:8C
                        ESSID:"JannekeAndre"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=68/100  Signal level=-45 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                           Preauthentication Supported
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=00000074046b3bf7
              Cell 02 - Address: 00:0C:F6:33:F5:18
                        ESSID:"kabelinternet"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=46/100  Signal level=-67 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=000000572895077c
              Cell 03 - Address: 00:0C:F6:34:30:B8
                        ESSID:"kabelinternet"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=33/100  Signal level=-80 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=00000111a12a91b6
              Cell 04 - Address: 00:17:3F:B7:9D:F8
                        ESSID:"belkin54g"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:11
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality=38/100  Signal level=-75 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                        Encryption key:off
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=000010750c2bf033
              Cell 05 - Address: 00:01:E3:E7:E1:99
                        ESSID:"SX551"
                        Mode:Master
                        Channel:13
                        Frequency:2.472 GHz
                        Quality=38/100  Signal level=-75 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:tsf=000000cdce0f4181
    
    drek@laptop:~>

  7. #7

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by JopSway View Post
    I had a similar problem that was fixed after networkmanager update and creating a new wireless connection clicking on knetworkmanager.
    It's curious that dmesg tells me that hardware wireless key still enables and disables radio even if it's enabled by software and I don't that message in your output.
    I have knetworkmanager version 0.7r821737-0.1. The latest according to YaST.

    Some extra notifications: when I start up knetworkmanager with my utp cable already connected, it shows a green earth icon and I have internet. When I remove the cable the icon becomes gray (of course no internet). When I reconnect the cable the icon looks like an utp connector (with internet).

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by drek2 View Post
    Some extra notifications: when I start up knetworkmanager with my utp cable already connected, it shows a green earth icon and I have internet. When I remove the cable the icon becomes gray (of course no internet). When I reconnect the cable the icon looks like an utp connector (with internet).
    Try setting your WIRED connection to 'manual' or 'never', when you want to use
    your wireless-adapter. [If they are both enabled, it's my experience that the
    routing table won't let you onto the Internet, as that's an illegal configuration
    when they're both on the same sub-net.]

    Hope this helps...

    Dave

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    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by cookdav View Post
    Try setting your WIRED connection to 'manual' or 'never', when you want to use
    your wireless-adapter. [If they are both enabled, it's my experience that the
    routing table won't let you onto the Internet, as that's an illegal configuration
    when they're both on the same sub-net.]

    Hope this helps...

    Dave
    I did. Still no internet. And even if the wired connection is set on never, it connects automagically when inserting the cable.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4318 with B43 driver installed doesn't work

    Network manager 7 is still very unintuitive. As far as I'm concerned, the devs had perfected network management in the previous version. Anyway, with NM7, I'm not able to use wifi if the ethernet cable is plugged in - doesn't matter if it's disabled or not.

    To connect to wifi, disconnect your ethernet cable. Clicky the network manager icon > new connection > wlan0. Select the essid from the list and go through the steps. At the end, select connect and save to connect. Once the essid is saved, you'll see it listed under the wlan section next time you need to connect.

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