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Old 03-20-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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Wth is the deal with these Broadcom 430x based chipset


Hi

I am looking for information on what the state of affairs is with the broadcom 4306 chipset.. Is any one activly working on it or what?

And I have to conclude the ndiswrapper is a joke.. so don't try and mention it like its some sort of realistic solution as a driver.

If it actually worked it might be worth mentioning but not one signal aspect works from what I've seen..

.... show me evidence of someone using the card to its full potential eg: decant link speed, maintained link for substanial amount of time, all third party wireless software working seamlessly... and So on...

I know absolute _TWAT_ face broadcom doesn't want to release the specs, so thats why you reverse engineer there silly pos hardware..

HEH come on now I honestly think people are beating arround the bush with regulations and semantics ... Dont we even deserve a Damned native Binary/module that actually works WTF?!!$% are the people who run the scene at the manufactures really that fscking childish that they would attempt to dismise other OS's totally infavour of micro$hite

please also sign http://www.PetitionOnline.com/BCM4301/ just note youre signing for the 4306

and also never buy a another crudy broadcom based chipset again they dont deserve the business of technically minded people who may or may not want to use it on a.b.c os.

And have you noticed how they always try this S**T on PCI based devices mainly what bites..? Its almost like saying if its PCI then those *nix users arnt getting our specs which is diabolical...

plus hopefully they get a eye poking when a native driver is released from reverse engineering.. at which point there card will be no more then a gimik and mainly useless due to being outmoded by other superior developed hardware..

The moral I have learnt from this, is that even in the year 2005, with 10000000's of business's and end users running unix based operating systems world wide.
You still are forced to research every thing till youre eyes bleed that you purchase, for nix compatibilty.


Thanks and have a nice day

Come on broadcom it sounds like a great card, atleast release a module and or specs, it is the *respectable* thing to do surely... !!!!!!!!!!!!

**** Even Intel have the good grace to sponser the linux driver development for centrino, so broadcom, get off youre fat a$$'s and do something.. coz as it stands just about every wireless device is border line acceptable under linux and the provided drivers, largly thanks to companys like youres *****

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Hey I also discovered this nut case company that is actually trying to liscence there own little ndis interface, called "Drivertool"..
so now we must pay to have the ability to run m$ drivers in a free os ... you know what, this whole ndis thing in linux is a crock of chicken shit... Its not even much better then ndiswrapper

geez... what next... eh??


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Old 03-20-2005, 09:50 AM   #2
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Linux Question Rules. I suggest you read them. Your language is unacceptable.

As to the topic at hand... there are certainly people working on it. I've been trying to hack the Airport Extreme (broadcom chipset) for about a month now but I haven't had a whole lot of time to give to it with my busy work schedule.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:44 AM   #3
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better? .. why did you remove the URL?

not sure if you saw the kernel.org thread on the matter, but Its high frustrating the way it went cold.

Is there any way I could help with testing ?

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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I didn't do that, I'm assuming that it was done automatically when your previous "hi" posts were deleted off the system.

As for testing... I will definitely have my driver available for testing once it reaches the point where it actually has some functionality. Currently my of my development has gone into figuring out how the Darwin driver deals with the chipset. I pretty much only have time to work on this stuff on the weekends since I've been busy with a new job during the week. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have something worth while going.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 04:36 PM   #5
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I didn't do that, I'm assuming that it was done automatically when your previous "hi" posts were deleted off the system.

As for testing... I will definitely have my driver available for testing once it reaches the point where it actually has some functionality. Currently my of my development has gone into figuring out how the Darwin driver deals with the chipset. I pretty much only have time to work on this stuff on the weekends since I've been busy with a new job during the week. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have something worth while going.

hey jtshaw,

Do you think its worth while, some how attaching a debuger to the windows driver (in Windowz) for it and dumping any info that might help you out in youre development?
I am not exactly a ace programmer but may be I can be of assistance?
 
  


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