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    Default Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    For the past week, my wireless connection has gone with Network manager under Gnome. Not sure if it's the latest kernel update.

    My config:

    Code:
    lspci -k
    	02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    
    iwconfig
    	wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=27 dBm   
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    iwlist scan
    	wlan0     No scan results
    
    uname -a
    	Linux linuxpc 2.6.27.29-0.1-pae #1 SMP 2009-08-15 17:53:59 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    Any help appreciated.
    Claude

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    Default Re: Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    Have you tried updating your broadcom-wl driver package? Although your kernel module seems to have loaded ok?

    I think this repo may help:

    Index of /repositories/home:/Akoellh/openSUSE_11.1_Update

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    Default Re: Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    deano ferrari wrote:
    > Have you tried updating your broadcom-wl driver package? Although your
    > kernel module seems to have loaded ok?


    The BCM4306 does not use the Broadcom-wl package. That is for BCM4312
    and BCM432X models.

    To the OP, please look at the output of the command 'dmesg | grep
    b43' and post the result. No kernel update should affect an in-kernel
    driver - the new version just comes along with the kernel.

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    Default Re: Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    The BCM4306 does not use the Broadcom-wl package. That is for BCM4312
    and BCM432X models.
    Thanks for info Larry. Was hoping you'd be around

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    Default Re: Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    Here it is :

    Code:
    dmesg | grep b43
    
    b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    b43-phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
    firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    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
    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
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input11
    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
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input12
    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
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input13
    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
    Modules linked in: tun nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat xt_tcpudp xt_pkttype ipt_LOG xt_limit af_packet rfkill_input snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_seq snd_seq_device radeon drm vboxnetadp(N) vboxnetflt(N) vboxdrv(N) xt_NOTRACK ipt_REJECT xt_state iptable_raw iptable_filter nf_conntrack_netbios_ns nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_conntrack ip_tables ip6_tables x_tables microcode fuse loop dm_mod arc4 ecb crypto_blkcipher b43(N) rfkill mac80211 cfg80211 led_class input_polldev usbhid mcs7780 hid ohci1394 i2c_piix4 cp2101 irda snd_atiixp_modem snd_atiixp video ppdev ssb yenta_socket pcmcia 8139too rtc_cmos usbserial usblp rsrc_nonstatic rtc_core shpchp snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus snd_pcm battery usb_storage 8139cp crc_ccitt ati_agp joydev i2c_core ff_memless ieee1394 pcmcia_core wmi mii ac output button rtc_lib pci_hotplug snd_timer agpgart pcspkr sr_mod parport_pc serio_raw snd soundcore snd_page_alloc parport cdrom sg ehci_hcd ohci_hcd sd_mod crc_t10dif usbcore edd ext3 mbcache jbd fan ide_pci_generic atiixp ide_core ata_generic thermal processor thermal_sys hwmon pata_atiixp libata scsi_mod dock [last unloaded: speedstep_lib]
    Claude

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    Default Re: Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    Sorry guys, I finally found the problem : while trying to change wpa2 algorithm to AES, I also changed the tx power of my router. After that I could not see my router nor my neighbor's router so I thought I had a problem with the nic.

    Setting the the tx power back to the old value corrected the problem.

    Thanks anayway!
    Claude

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    Default Re: Wireless bmc4306 gone on 11.1

    clauded1 wrote:
    > Modules linked in: tun nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat xt_tcpudp xt_pkttype ipt_LOG xt_limit af_packet rfkill_input snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_seq snd_seq_device radeon drm vboxnetadp(N) vboxnetflt(N) vboxdrv(N) xt_NOTRACK ipt_REJECT xt_state iptable_raw iptable_filter nf_conntrack_netbios_ns nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_conntrack ip_tables ip6_tables x_tables microcode fuse loop dm_mod arc4 ecb crypto_blkcipher b43(N) rfkill mac80211 cfg80211 led_class input_polldev usbhid mcs7780 hid ohci1394 i2c_piix4 cp2101 irda snd_atiixp_modem snd_atiixp video ppdev ssb yenta_socket pcmcia 8139too rtc_cmos usbserial usblp rsrc_nonstatic rtc_core shpchp snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus snd_pcm battery usb_storage 8139cp crc_ccitt ati_agp joydev i2c_core ff_memless ieee1394 pcmcia_core wmi mii ac output button rtc_lib pci_hotplug snd_timer agpgart pcspkr sr_mod parport_pc serio_raw snd soundcore snd_page_alloc parport cdrom sg ehci_hcd ohci_hcd sd_mod crc_t10dif usbcore edd ext3 mbcache jbd fan id

    e_pci_generic atiixp ide_core ata_generic thermal processor thermal_sys hwmon pata_atiixp libata scsi_mod dock [last unloaded: speedstep_lib]

    Everything looked fine to this point, which only part of a kernel
    oops. Can you post the details on this?

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