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Problem with bcm43xx-80211 Revisited



Whenst last we left our hero, I had let yum upgrade my kernel on FC6 to 2.6.22.1-32.fc6, which required bcm43xx drivers version 4. However, bcm43xx-fwcutter had not been upgraded and would not handle the new drives. Moving forward, last night I updated to the latest bcm43xx-fwcutter and extracted the version 4 drivers. My laptop's wireless now works but not at boot time. I have to run 'modprobe bcm43xx-mac80211' and 'ifup eth1' to get an actual network connection. I tried to illustrate the situation with the output below. It seems like there is a timing or order issue.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong or need to do differently to get the new version of bcm43xx working on my laptop?

Thanks!

Andrew Robinson

[root proteus ~]# lsmod | grep bcm43xx

bcm43xx_mac80211      397601  0
ssb                    35141  1 bcm43xx_mac80211
mac80211              145865  2 rc80211_simple,bcm43xx_mac80211

[root proteus ~]# iwlist eth1 scan

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 22
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 20.
Some things may be broken...

eth1      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:18:39:7A:B4:C0
                    ESSID:"robinson"
                    Mode:Master
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz
Quality=47/100 Signal level=-50 dBm Noise level=-68 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Extra:tsf=0000059292340402
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:16:B6:DB:0B:8C
                    ESSID:"robinson"
                    Mode:Master
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz
Quality=41/100 Signal level=-60 dBm Noise level=-68 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Extra:tsf=000005929477611c

[root proteus ~]# ifconfig

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:96:79:86:70
          inet addr:192.168.1.25  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::290:96ff:fe79:8670/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:71 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:89 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4118 (4.0 KiB)  TX bytes:9175 (8.9 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:3837 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3837 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:4849964 (4.6 MiB)  TX bytes:4849964 (4.6 MiB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-90-96-79-86-70-28-49-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

[root proteus ~]# ping -c 3 192.168.1.1

PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 192.168.1.25 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.25 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +2 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2008ms
, pipe 2

[root proteus ~]# modprobe bcm43xx-mac80211

[root proteus ~]# ifup eth1

[root proteus ~]# ping -c 3 192.168.1.1

PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.87 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=3.31 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=2.95 ms

--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.876/2.714/3.310/0.609 ms


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