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Re: Fwd: Broadcom 4318

On Sunday 12 November 2006 1:09 am, David Gasa Castell wrote:
> Hello,
> After many days trying to run Broadcom wifi unfructouslessly, I write
> you again...
> Doing # iwconfig, i obtain:
> lo        no wireless extensions.
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
> eth1      no wireless extensions.
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
>           Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
>           RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> sit0      no wireless extensions.
> And when, I do # iwlist wlan0 scanning, I obtain:
> wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device
> Why ??
> Previously that, I made bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware BCMWL564.SYS
> and I rebooted the laptop. I tried to do this in two kernels 2.6.18.
> The results on booting are the same as my first message in this queue:
> bcm43xx driver
> bcm43xx: Chip ID 0x4318, rev 0x2
> bcm43xx: Number of cores: 4
> bcm43xx: Core 0: ID 0x800, rev 0xd, vendor 0x4243, enabled
> bcm43xx: Core 1: ID 0x812, rev 0x9, vendor 0x4243, disabled
> bcm43xx: Core 2: ID 0x804, rev 0xc, vendor 0x4243, enabled
> bcm43xx: Core 3: ID 0x80d, rev 0x7, vendor 0x4243, enabled
> bcm43xx: PHY connected
> bcm43xx: Detected PHY: Version: 3, Type 2, Revision 7
> bcm43xx: Detected Radio: ID: 8205017f (Manuf: 17f Ver: 2050 Rev: 8)
> bcm43xx: Radio turned off
> bcm43xx: Radio turned off
> Any ideas ??
The native kernel drivers for bcm43xx doesnt work properly. Its far better to 
use ndiswrapper.

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