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RE: FC7 test 2 - bcm43xx wifi not working



Here is what I did:

1. I downloaded and compiled fwcutter-006 from http://developer.berlios.de/projects/bcm43xx/
2. I ran sudo /usr/local/bin/bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ /downloads/wireless/native/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod/wl_apsta.o

It pops up with a message saying 
*** WARNING ***
This file contains new version4 
firmware. v4 firmware is _not_ supported by 
the driver in mainline kernels. For v4 firmware 
you need latest bcm43xx development version 
(wireless-dev kernel tree). If you don't know what 
this warning is about, use a 3.xx.xx.xx driver version 
instead to extract the firmware.

3. Now if I plug in the card, you see this in /var/log/messages:

Mar  6 22:07:25 localhost kernel: pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
Mar  6 22:07:25 localhost kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Mar  6 22:07:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Mar  6 22:07:25 localhost kernel: ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:03:00.0
Mar  6 22:07:25 localhost kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found
Mar  6 22:07:25 localhost kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Radio turned off

4. The card then appears under network configuration under hardware but as device net1....not as a wireless device. 
5. If I try to add it as a wireless device, it does not appear as a wireless device. If I add it as an ethernet  connection and the try to activate it, it errors out. 

I am lost and would not bother this list but I thought it might help with FC7.

Thanks,

Arch

Arch
-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com on behalf of Kevin Kofler
Sent: Mon 3/5/2007 1:36 AM
To: fedora-test-list redhat com
Subject: Re: FC7 test 2 - bcm43xx wifi not working
 
Arch Willingham <arch <at> tuparks.com> writes:
> I know its early in the FC7 process but this is just a note to say that the 
bcm43xx card is not working. It worked
> in FC6 using both the bcm native driver as well as using ndiswrapper.

Have you actually READ the messages you're quoting?

> Mar  4 17:49:11 localhost kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: YOUR FIRMWARE IS TOO OLD. 
Firmware from binary
> drivers older than version 4.x is unsupported. You must upgrade your firmware 
files.

That says it all.

Fedora 7 is using the new Devicescape 802.11 stack. This includes a new version 
of the bcm43xx driver, which requires newer firmware. (Note that the newer 
firmware will NOT work with the older bcm43xx.) You need to find a driver with 
a 4.x version supported by fwcutter, then run fwcutter on that.

Here's a list:
		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.10.23.2",
		.md5         = "cc04de6690d2f15c7fe2095a476141ba",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.10.40.0",                           /* 
11/02/2005 */
		.md5         = "30d20fc98bcfd52e1da778cf19b223d4",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.10.40.1",                           /* 
12/17/2005 */
		.md5         = "69f940672be0ecee5bd1e905706ba8ce",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.10.47.2",
		.md5         = "2b87cd8a92bc5003067534aba4349db0",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.40.19.0",
		.md5         = "114234fafec7060392195170e1c4d45e",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.9.2",
		.md5         = "2ee34b694d1ce077678662d7884f6c79",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.17.0",
		.md5         = "90ef35fb5ae531420577c8f40d8a16f5",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.28.2",
		.md5         = "5538cd4cadc0ed0c0295192fd041860d",

		.name        = "bcmwl5.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.28.7",
		.md5         = "3003c21e5e1f04ba84fc8e705a65db2b",

		.name        = "bcmwl564.sys",
		.version     = "4.10.23.2",
		.md5         = "7f4786fb45f509d8c2808b6e423addf1",

		.name        = "bcmwl564.sys",
		.version     = "4.40.19.0",
		.md5         = "68f48a63a827a87bc04f6c8763228054",

		.name        = "bcmwl564.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.9.2",
		.md5         = "c24bb2a1207a6f2c0ed79e2463df9dea",

		.name        = "bcmwl564.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.17.0",
		.md5         = "4cf95baf3c3011e4c59d37336e50be57",

		.name        = "bcmwl564.sys",
		.version     = "4.80.28.2",
		.md5         = "038dedd70e8ddfe2b241c75b0d8c1633",

		.name        = "wl.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.1",
		.md5         = "c3bf18125b65de73f2d6b68dd63d60cf",

		.name        = "wl.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.1",
		.md5         = "de3a5d0d4a795cf85dc706f75ac4c56d",

		.name        = "wl_ap.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.2",
		.md5         = "dc87fafbb53fc70ca161be3de97b5be1",

		.name        = "wl_ap.o",
		.version     = "4.80.17.0",
		.md5         = "5f698bc71300590208dcfe86e8dde860",

		.name        = "wl_apsta.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.1",
		.md5         = "5cc3774df07ef15506d08e45fab9b691",

		.name        = "wl_apsta.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.1",
		.md5         = "cfc06ff322a4e3024bc4040ebe3d1bb9",

		.name        = "wl_apsta.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.2",
		.md5         = "2b353750e7063949fa08951370c8b06b",

		.name        = "wl_apsta.o",
		.version     = "4.80.17.0",
		.md5         = "1fb9e0cc7613ccb82c8e2da3da888ed1",

		.name        = "wl_sta.o",
		.version     = "4.80.9.2",
		.md5         = "a4a396c45a4e88526fa8a8baca681cd3",

		.name        = "wl_sta.o",
		.version     = "4.80.17.0",
		.md5         = "30e0f1a8fea33d4869e1a45ed3a91b1b",

        Kevin Kofler

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