IMHO, you have two options:
1. Solve the issue by fixing the drivers supplied by the distribution.
(As others have explained in the previous replies.)
2. Use new brcm80211 drivers. For this purpose, I'd make a custom
kernel package (see make-kpkg) using the latest stable kernel
sources, which bundle brcm80211 by default.
On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 15:32:00 +0200, steef writes:
> bought my self a hp mini-netbook, included windoze7 and a very strong accu, 10
> hours of life.
> i put sid on an usb-stick, included fluxbox and wicd(-curses).
> wifi = (lspci) brcm4313. (type 5.60.350.6)
> loaded/installed the according the debian broadcom- (broadcom 43xx wireless
> drivers) -wiki convenient driver_firmware. the driver should be included in the
> sid_kernel, so i understood. however: this wifi_driver does not work.
> my questions: what did i do wrong if anything (1) ?
> broadcom assued a so-called xxx-STA driver (by google) somebody with some
> experience with this brcm4313 driver for linux (tar.gz) does this one work for
> my mini_netbook (2) ?
> if i find a working driver i can get rid of w7.
- From: steef <email@example.com>