Re: Installing a Broadcom 4312 rev 02 wifi card
Machiner has wrote a nice tutorial at
Please read also the comments. I resolved atleast a dozen laptops (HP,
Acer & Compaq) with similar problems following his guides...
On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 09:09 -0800, Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> Celejar wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:46:06 +0100
> > Korrignu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> hi,
> >> i have some problems since i bought my new laptop
> >> in fact i have a wifi card with a briadcom 4312 rev 02 chipset
> >> and i don't know how to set up
> >> i installed b43-fwcutter and then i load b43 module
> >> but nothing happens
> >> no new wireless interface etc...
> >> so i don't know if this chipset is supported by the b43 module
> >> if i install the broadcom STA/wl module, it works asa long as i don't
> >> want to use a WPA-EAP with TTLS wifi network
> >> because this lead to a kernel panic ...
> >> have I somebody already installed this kind of wifi card ? and how ?
> >> or have sombedy have some informations to do that ?
> > The 4312 is listed as supported:
> > http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#supported
> > Post the relevant dmesg excerpt and lspci output.
> > Celejar
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> I have this card in an HP 8000dv and it has never worked without
> ndiswrapper. That doesn't even work anymore. I don't know if the XP
> drivers were updated or not but b43-fwcutter always told me the firmware
> wasn't correct now no matter which driver I chose just before I finally
> dumped the card.
> It was a lousy card to begin with. Reception was very poor even using
> ndiswrapper and it would drop the connection at least once an hour.
> Every usb wifi card I tried reported far better signal strength from the
> same position and so did the Intel mini-pci cards. None of them dropped
> connections either. My advice, if you have the money to spend, is just
> get another card such as one of the intel mini-pci cards that fit into
> the same slot in the motherboard. They work much better and report much
> better signal strength.
> I know some people got 4312 card to work, but in my hardware
> configuration it never did work right. With ndiswrapper I couldn't use
> any security and with the open source driver it just plain old didn't
> work at all.
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