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Old 07-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
davepi
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Strange behavior of broadcom-sta driver.


As in the thread. I have BCM 4313 wireless card and I use proprietary driver for this cuz I couldn't run it on brcmsmac driver. Everything worked fine for a long time. But some time ago I opened system logs and It was full of errors connected with this driver.
Code:
[  893.305713] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
[  895.303435] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rate (-1)
[  895.303439] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
[  897.301276] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rate (-1)
[  897.301280] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
[  897.301345] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rate (-1)
[  897.301347] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
Here You can see theese logs. There are thousands of lines like that. I have no idea what could really happened, becouse I wasn't messing with any wireless settings as it worked fine. I use wicd. And here's an output of ifconfig
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:11:32:92:da:1a  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e0:ca:94:9a:51:18  
          inet addr:192.168.0.2  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::e2ca:94ff:fe9a:5118/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5066 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:25103
          TX packets:5502 errors:44 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3127312 (2.9 MiB)  TX bytes:884517 (863.7 KiB)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:6896 (6.7 KiB)  TX bytes:6896 (6.7 KiB)
I'm using gentoo with 3.5.0 gentoo kernel. The same happened with 3.4.2 kernel when I tried to fix it somehow. Any ideas of what could have happened?
 
Old 07-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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As in the thread. I have BCM 4313 wireless card and I use proprietary driver for this cuz I couldn't run it on brcmsmac driver. Everything worked fine for a long time. But some time ago I opened system logs and It was full of errors connected with this driver.
Code:
[  893.305713] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
[  895.303435] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rate (-1)
[  895.303439] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
[  897.301276] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rate (-1)
[  897.301280] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
[  897.301345] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rate (-1)
[  897.301347] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_get_station : Could not get rssi (-1)
Here You can see theese logs. There are thousands of lines like that. I have no idea what could really happened, becouse I wasn't messing with any wireless settings as it worked fine. I use wicd. And here's an output of ifconfig
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:11:32:92:da:1a  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e0:ca:94:9a:51:18  
          inet addr:192.168.0.2  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::e2ca:94ff:fe9a:5118/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5066 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:25103
          TX packets:5502 errors:44 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3127312 (2.9 MiB)  TX bytes:884517 (863.7 KiB)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:6896 (6.7 KiB)  TX bytes:6896 (6.7 KiB)
I'm using gentoo with 3.5.0 gentoo kernel. The same happened with 3.4.2 kernel when I tried to fix it somehow. Any ideas of what could have happened?
ive had tons of problems with broadcom before. sometimes its due to kernel configuration. you may have to reconfigure your kernel and include the correct stacks.

you can also try using b43 driver instead with firmware from broadcom driver. more info on which cards are supported etc you can find through aircrack-ng.org by searching b43. tons of good info and sources on both b43 and bcm 4xxx
 
Old 08-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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I cannot check anything right now, cuz I wiped out all my HDD and I'm starting everything all over again, but thanks for info. As I was installing drivers for the first time b43 wasn't supporting my card it was in progress. Now I'll try open-source drivers maybe it will help.
 
  


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