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Re: bcm43xx_mac80211 (was Re: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 4 (6.93))



Miles Lane wrote:
On 5/1/07, Will Woods <wwoods redhat com> wrote:
On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 09:13 -0700, alan wrote:

> The network config tools need some work.  (Especially for Wireless.)  I
> have been trying to get my bcm4306 chipset wireless to work. The network > tools don't see it. (And I have the firmware that I used on FC6 with no
> problems.)  The list of wireless cards in the drop down list seems very
> old. It needs to be updated to the currently supported list. (As much as
> wireless is at this point...)

Yeah, you'll want to use NetworkManager to manage the device. First you
will need firmware:

1) Install bcm43xx-fwcutter
2) Get a Broadcom-distributed driver to cut the firmware out of
# See the list in /usr/share/doc/bcm43xx-fwcutter-006/README
# For the newer driver you'll need 4.x firmware. I recommend:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2

I'll try this, but I suspect it won't work, because I have a pretty
old bcm4306 PCI card in my desktop machine.  Last time I checked, my
card isn't supported by the 4.x firmware.   :-(

Works fine with the bcm4306 in my powerbook.

--
Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com


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