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Re: 2.6.22 kernel and WiFi



On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 02:22:39PM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 07:57:01AM -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> > 
> > >>   
> > > Hi Mark. I am writing a paper about getting WiFi to work on Linux. Are
> > > you certain there is no Linux software package for your laptop. Do you
> > > know who made the WiFi hardware in your laptop? Have you been to the web
> > > page with all the data?
> > > 
> > > Karl
> > > 
> > 
> > When I last looked (a year ago maybe) it was not supported.  It's a
> > broadcom card (4306), which, at the time, was supported 32-bit, but not
> > 64-bit, which is what I have.  That's why I asked about ndiswrapper,
> > it's the only method I was aware of at the time that would work with
> > this card and 64-bit.
> 
> Huh?
> 
> Try it again...

Perhaps this was too terse -- I apologize.

The 4306 part should be well supported on all platforms with either
the new (default in F-7) or old bcm43xx drivers.  Be sure to extract
the firmware.  I suggest running bcm43xx-fwcutter on the wl.o file
from here:

	http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2

Be sure to either reboot or 'modprobe -r bcm43xx-mac80211 ; modprobe
bcm43xx-mac80211' after extracting the firmware.  I would be very
surprised if your 4306 did not work afterwards.

John
-- 
John W. Linville
linville redhat com


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