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 :
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.