if I do a iwlist scan, it will bring up my access points. I have my access points setup with mac address filtering but no WEP/WPA encrytpion, just the basics so I can set it to the basic level to get this working.
Currently i’m trying ndsiwrapper w/this wifi card.
This is the first 432b that I have seen. I have no idea what it is,
but I know that b43 does not support it. In fact, the Broadcom driver
that I am currently reverse engineering does not support it either.
Your only recourse is to use ndiswrapper.
I can do a iwlist scan and I find access points but once I try to connect to mine, the keyboard is no longer functional after a little bit. Seems to somewhat lock up. My system is a 64 bit system if that helps.
What USB wifi stick can I use without any problems?
> I’m using ndiswrapper currently.
> I can do a iwlist scan and I find access points but once I try to
> connect to mine, the keyboard is no longer functional after a little
> bit. Seems to somewhat lock up. My system is a 64 bit system if that
> What USB wifi stick can I use without any problems?
That is what you get with Windows drivers :). The 64-bit variety is
more trouble, probably because of less testing.
I cannot help you a lot with the USB question. The RTL8187’s are
supposed to work “out-of-the-box”, but when I bought one that was
called an 8187, it really was an 8187B. That variant was not supported
until 2.6.27 (Yes, I know that one isn’t released yet.). I also have a
Prism device that uses p54usb as the driver. It works pretty well.
I have a HP 9748 laptop with an Intel 4965 card that I could not get to work. On another forum I read about a www. site called linuxwireless.org. In there is a lot of info about different drivers and chip sets. To make a long story short, they recommend using a package called compat-wireless.Went back to openSUSE-get software,did a search and found compat-wireless with a one-click install.Rebooted my laptop and my network came up right away, I had to do a little configuring to connect but I was up and running in less than 5 minutes. Try it-compat-wireless
> I have a HP 9748 laptop with an Intel 4965 card that I could not get to
> work. On another forum I read about a www. site called
> linuxwireless.org. In there is a lot of info about different drivers
> and chip sets. To make a long story short, they recommend using a
> package called compat-wireless.Went back to openSUSE-get software,did a
> search and found compat-wireless with a one-click install.Rebooted my
> laptop and my network came up right away, I had to do a little
> configuring to connect but I was up and running in less than 5 minutes.
> Try it-compat-wireless
Don’t bother. The drivers in compat-wireless are just those from
current mainline backported to older kernels. The BCM4322 is not
supported by ANY kernel!!!
thanks for trying to help. I’ve been using linux for quite a few years, from Caldera to (name distro). One thing I’ve learned over the years is which companies are a-holes and dont want to support the best operating system in the world (Linux). One of those companies is Broadcom. I’m NOT surprised that Intel wifi works on your setup, it almost always does. Broadcom on the other hand is one of those a-hole companies. I’m using a USB wifi adapter that works fine. Maybe one of the devs that are reverse engineering Broadcom wifi will get my stuff working eventually but i’m not in a hurry now
Broadcom now provides its own driver for linux in both 32 and 64 bit versions. You can download it from Broadcom Corporation - Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver . Installation involves compiling the kernel module, which I have read on a couple of other forums has worked for others, but I keep getting the “no target” message when I run the make command as directed in the readme file. I will post the specific message tomorrow if anyone can helrotfl!p with it.
The driver is “for use with Broadcom’s BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based hardware.” My newest computer is an HP Pavillion 9000 series with an BCM4322. When I install opensuse 11 on my Pavillion zv6000, I became excited because the wireless card, which only worked under Ubuntu before, came up fairly easy and is VERY fast. It has the bcm4318 which works great on the b43 driver. Unfortunately, as mention earlier in this thread, it does not support the bcm4322. :’(
Anyway, I hope this driver works for you. If it does, let us know if following the instructions just as they are written did the job. You do have to make sure you remove any other drivers that might have been installed previously before loading this one. Good luck.
Broadcom STILL refuses to provide any details on their devices. This
driver has a binary blob that runs in kernel space, and the code has
not been checked by any of the kernel developers.
I am involved in the reverse-engineering effort for b43, and I have
decompiled some of Broadcom routines from the MIPS driver. From what I
see, the level of error checking is grossly inferior to what is used
for the open-source driver b43. As long as your device behaves exactly
like the one used by the driver writer, it will be OK.
If your device is too new for b43 to work (BCM4310 USB, BCM4322,
BCM4328, BCM4329), then you should try this driver. If it fails, then
use ndiswrapper and the appropriate Windows driver.
Incidentally, early this year Intel tried to supply a hybrid solution
like this for the 4965, with one main difference - the binary blob ran
in user space where a crash did not kill the kernel. Even that was
roundly rejected in the Linux community - Intel then rewrote the
firmware so that their intellectual property was preserved and the
driver was truly open source.
I would like the opportunity to see if the driver works. I have followed the instructions in the braodcam README.txt for their native driver and this is the result of running the commands as they instruct replacing the kernel location where appropriate. I issued the commands from within the directory /home/michael/downloads/drivers/hybrid_wl/hybrid-portsrc-x86_64_5_10_27_6 which contains lib Makefile src. (lib and src are directories.)
gnomesu make -C /lib/modules/126.96.36.199-0.1-default/build M=`pwd` clean
make: Nothing to be done for `/lib/modules/188.8.131.52-0.1-default/build'.
make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.
Since the clean option is optional I tried it without the clean option which is the next command the README states to do.
gnomesu make -C /lib/modules/184.108.40.206-0.1-default/build M=`pwd`
make: Nothing to be done for `/lib/modules/220.127.116.11-0.1-default/build'.
I also tried it replacing the M=pwd with the full path to the module, but got the same result.
If anyone can see a flaw with the commands as issued, I would appreciate some guidance here.
I tried numerous times to compile the module using the command gnomesu without any luck. See my previous post. I finally got fed up and su’ed to root and ran the command which worked without a hitch. I then opened yast and clicked on network devices to configure the unconfigured wireless card that was now listed with the ethernet card. You may have to list module on the hardware tab. I configured it to use WPA-PSK which also works.
So, if you have a bcm 4311, 4312, 4321, 4322 the driver from Broadcom works as per the README
This post brought to you through a bcm4322 wireless card on an HP Pavillion dv9927cl. Ndiswrapper not needed.lol! (Is it possible to smile too much?)
Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to move the wireless card switch to the on position. :shame:
OK, now this is starting to become annoying. The wl.ko driver works great last night. This morning it was not inserted in the kernel when I booted the laptop and when I ran insmod I got an error that says “-l Unknown symbol in module.” >:( I even tried recompiling the module and get the same thing. Makes no sense. Seems to me the module should be the same this morning as it was last night. :\
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. More to come.