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Re: WiFi Internet



Gene Heskett <gene.heskett <at> verizon.net> writes:
> There is, we're told, some progress on a reverse engineered kernel 
> module to drive this family of chips, but getting info on how to setup 
> this driver is a bit like finding a lifetime supply of hens teeth. 
> Those were, and still are AFAIK, apparently made out of pure 
> unobtainium.

Err, actually the bcm43xx driver is supposed to be in FC5. It's disabled by 
default because it doesn't work for everyone yet (and goes as far as locking up 
the system when loaded on systems it doesn't work on - so you definitely want 
to modprobe it by hand before configuring it to be on by default), but 
bcm43xx-fwcutter in Extras has instructions for how to enable it. If you're one 
of these people for whom it doesn't work, you'll have to wait for it to get 
fixed, but in principle it's there.

        Kevin Kofler


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