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Re: broadcom wireless worked out of the box

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:05:08 -0400,
>   "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> >
> >   actually, upon closer inspection, i can see the directory
> > /lib/firmware/b43, and rpm tells me it's part of the b43-openfwwf
> > package, so can i assume that's why it just plain works in f12?
> > i don't recall that package from earlier releases.
> That is a relatively new package. That firmware may not work (or
> work as well as Broadcom's firmware) for everyone. I think there are
> some limitations on the supported connection modes as compared to
> Broadcom's firmware. But still it is nice, as it gives you another
> way to have a network connection so that you can get Broadcom's
> firmware if you prefer it. Presumably this firmware will get further
> development as time goes by since the source is available. You might
> check the project web page to get the current status of the
> firmware.

  even if it still has some issues, the fact that it works right out
of the install is brilliant.  that's a major improvement.


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