Wireless LAN peripherals compatibility with 11.0

My notebook’s Broadcom BCM94311MCG chip refuses to work with the standard driver, and behaves strangely in WPA networks with ndiswrapper. Therefore, I’m looking for an external substitute. Do you know wireless LAN peripherals which work in 11.0 out of the box?

Works see :

01: PCI 300.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.310]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4311
  Unique ID: y9sn.wZtoJ4c7zyA
  Parent ID: qnJ_.iXEd68VX6l3
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0d.0/0000:03:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x1375
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Device File: wlan0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xf6000000-0xf6003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 19 (no events)
  HW Address: 00:1a:73:ab:af:2f
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv0000103Csd00001375bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #12 (PCI bridge)

using firmware RPMs for Broadcom can be found here :

Index of /repositories/home:/schmolle1980/openSUSE_11.0/noarch

Have Fun :slight_smile:

Thank you very much; the chip is now recognized correctly. Currently, I cannot proof whether WPA works but at least WEP works.

I couldn’t get my Broadcom chip to work under Kubuntu 8.04 so I got a D-Link DWA-652 and it worked like a charm with ndiswrapper and the driver that came with the card. I see that there’s a newer broadcom RPM though and I think I’ll try it again. Can you post instructions or a link to current instructions please?

Nevermind. I found b43 - Linux Wireless and so will try to follow that. Does help to peruse the forums and sticky stuff for a bit first.