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Re: bcm43xx firmware is too old



On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 20:48 -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 16:20 -0700, Clifford Snow wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 15:12 -0700, alan wrote:
> > > On Fri, 11 May 2007, Clifford Snow wrote:
> > > 
> > > > On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 14:10 -0700, alan wrote:
> > > >> On Fri, 11 May 2007, Clifford Snow wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> Received the following error message on F7 Test 4:
> > > >>> kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: YOUR FIRMWARE IS TOO OLD. Firmware from binary
> > > >>> drivers older than version 4.x is unsupported. You must upgrade your
> > > >>> firmware files.

> Well, you can get newer (4.x) firmware from the addresses listed in the
> bcm43xx-fwcutter README file, for instance:
> 
> http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2

The broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 fails md5sum check from
bcm43xx-fwcutter version 005.  However broadcom-wl-4.80.9.2.tar.bz2
works.  It is available from the same source at openwrt.org.


> 
> Un-blacklist the old card and give that a try first. For a little extra
> background, FWN nicely summarized a previous discussion about this:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue86 - part 4.9 ("When Two Broadcom
> Drivers Go To War")

I un-blacked listed the bcm43xx_mac80211 and blacklisted bcm43xx. 

After rebooting, wireless is working with the new module.  The only
difference is that the signal strength is show as strong in all APs.
With the softmac, there was an indication of signal strength.  

Clifford


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