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Re: bcm43xx wireless drivers.



On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 01:01 +1000, Steven Haigh wrote:
> Has anyone managed to get a BCM4306 wifi card working with rawhide?  
> I've been trying for quite a while, and with just about every firmware  
> version I can locate but still not had any luck.
> 
You are in luck.
I just went thru that with a card I was installing this week.

I followed the instructions from here, 
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=115572 
which is linked to from here:
http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html

I had to use the driver gotten in the 80211g.zip package from the link
on that page because the version on my CD would not create the proper
firmware package.


> With the latest kernel (2.6.17-1.2617.2.1.fc6), I don't even seem to  
> get a list of AP's that are around. From a quick google, it looks as  
> though the bcm43xx driver might be a fair bit out of the actual  
> bcm43xx development - as there seems to be a patch back in July that  
> *may* fix this IRQ issue.
> 
I am using FC5 with kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5

> dmesg shows the following:
> 


> Is anyone successfully using this card? Mine is in a Dell Inspiron  
> 8600 laptop.
My system is a desktop and the card is an AirLink PCI card.

> 
> -- 
> Steven Haigh
> 
> Email: netwiz crc id au
> Web: http://www.crc.id.au
> Phone: (03) 9017 0597 - 0412 935 897
> 


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