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Re: Broadcom 43xx wireless - here we are again (f8)



just put

 alias wlan0 b43

and forget about wpa_supplicant.conf with network manager works fine


On Nov 15, 2007 9:33 PM, John W. Linville <linville redhat com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 08:15:38PM +0100, Klaus-Peter Schrage wrote:
>
> > With b43 configured following
> >       http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
> > I still only get a very slow and unstable connection oscillating between
> > 1 and 5.5 Mb/s, so I switched to b43legacy, adding
> >       alias wlan0 b43legacy
> > to /etc/modprobe.conf and blacklisting b43, having loaded the version 3
> > firmware according to the above mentioned driver site.
>
> This won't work.  The b43 and b43legacy drivers are actually SSB
> drivers, with the PCI ID of your device used to load a PCI<->SSB bridge
> driver.  That code then loads the appropriate SSB driver based on SSB
> wireless core revision.  In short, b43legacy just doesn't recognize
> your device.  At present there is no runtime trick equivalent to what
> we used to load bcm43xx in F7.
>
> Since the device is working at low speeds for you, you might experiment
> with limiting the maximum rate so as to avoid rate oscillations:
>
>         iwconfig wlan0 rate 5.5M auto
>
> You could then experiment to see if you can bump the rate higher.
>
> I'll look at ways to load b43legacy as an alternative driver (without
> having to recompile the kernel).  But for now, the above is all I
> have to offer.
>
> John
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