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



On 5/1/07, Jarod Wilson <jwilson redhat com> wrote:
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.

It probably still won't work for my card.  The card revision matters.

I found this statement online:
"> There is a revision number which is the key for v4 suppport. You'll need
at least revision number 0x4 there for d80211 support. The older
revisions 0x2 and 0x3 have to use the softmac stack."

My PCI card is a Linksys card with bcm4306 revision 3.
Gak!

:-p


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