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Re: 2.6.22 kernel and WiFi



John W. Linville wrote:
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
Hi John, are you sure this will all run on a 64 bit kernel and computer?

Karl


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