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Thread: opensuse 13.1 wifi with broadcom b43 device i wan't to backlist

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    Default opensuse 13.1 wifi with broadcom b43 device i wan't to backlist

    I have a laptop with opensuse 13.1 64 bit kde
    wifi below
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0013]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at fea00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
    Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-f9-ff-ff-4d-ec-55
    Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
    Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: bcma

    I have setup but have problems on heavy load.If i set to just 54Mb on router seem to be ok but limited on speed

    modprobe shows

    modprobe -l | grep b43kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko
    kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43legacy/b43legacy.ko
    So researching it seem i should have only one.

    IF I modprobe -r b43legacy
    then check with modprobe -l | grep b43
    its still loaded


    so i added
    blacklist b43legacy to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf at the bottom
    and
    install b43legacy /bin/false reserched that this would force not to load even if called
    and
    added file in /etc/modprobe.d with blacklist b43legacy
    though one of above methods would stop install

    didn't still loaded after reboot

    1)am i correct that only one of the 2 modules should load
    2)have i used correct method to stop module from loading

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 wifi with broadcom b43 device i wan't to backlist

    sorry just found out that
    brcmsmac module is also loaded
    ?

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 wifi with broadcom b43 device i wan't to backlist

    After much playing around with the three drivers
    b43 won't run comes up with error
    broadcoms sta wl driver won't compile as i think it only supports up to 3.5 kernel at the moment
    and
    brcmsmac driver works .does not work on mine if wifi set to n drops off
    if set to g kind of works slow .Did not wan't to set wifi to g just for laptop.

    I had a atheros ar5b95 mini pci-e kicking around so decided give up on broadcom and stripped laptop to bits fitted atheros
    works spot on in linux and windows.maxing out connection
    so consider this close.

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