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Re: AP support for wl driver

On Dec 20, 2015 8:40 AM, "Stuart Longland" <stuartl@longlandclan.id.au> wrote:
> On 06/12/15 02:15, Himanshu Shekhar wrote:
> > I have made several attempts on this mailing list, internet, and also
> > tried various distros, just to get the hotspot work on my laptop.
> > How could I request the developers to add support for the driver to
> > allow AP mode on my Broadcom wireless hardware (Dell 1704 card, precisely).
> > The device does support AP mode, tested on Windows 10.
> Getting hardware docs for Broadcom stuff is like getting blood from a
> stone, and in any case, Debian don't directly maintain the driver, they
> simply repackage it.
> The 'wl' driver is Broadcom's proprietary driver, so you'll need to ask
> Broadcom directly, nobody else can help you.
> --
> Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)

Thanks Stuart! I have made several attempts and almost scanned the Broadcom driver download page. No support email.
They have 64 bit driver for Linux available for download. I tried, following the README file, and compilation failed with errors.
Bad experience with Broadcom.

> I haven't lost my mind...
>   ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.

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