[Fwd: Re: Installing a Broadcom 4312 rev 02 wifi card]
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- To: kishore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Installing a Broadcom 4312 rev 02 wifi card
- From: Korrignu <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:31:10 +0100
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> 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:
>>>> 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:
>>> Post the relevant dmesg excerpt and lspci output.
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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.
i received an re answer from linux-wireless mailing list :
>The *BCM4312* is somewhat of a problem as there are two completely different
>devices that use that identification. You need to look at the PCI ID to tell if
>it is supported. Use the command 'lspci -n'and look for a line that has
>"14e5:43XX" in it. If XX is 15, it is not supported. The fact that you have to
>load the b43 module manually suggests that it is not supported. The other thing
>to do is the command 'dmesg | grep b43'.
so i have no other solution, i have to use the broadcom module
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