I installed Slackware 13.37 on Acer Extensa 4420 notebook.
So far it works ok.Straight to the question.I installed the drivers from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
I followed the instructions down to the last detail.
a)untarred the file
tar xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc_x86-32_v184.108.40.206.tar.gz
b)navigated to directory and did a make command
c)build produced a wl.ko file
d)did a modprobe lib80211
e)did a insmod wl.ko
f)wifi radar and my wifi radar(that i have already installed but didnt configure anything, started)
g)now when I start wifi radar it asks me for a profile
I removed all wifi security in terms of passwords etc on the router to avoid any trouble.
I added the MAC address to the router so it can recognize the Linux slackware laptop.
Wifi radar starts ok but I get a "Could not get an IP address" after 2 secs.
In the background the Slackware terminal shows:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.
/sbin/dhcpcd: invalid option -- 'D'
usage: dhcpcd [-adknpEGHMNRSTY] [-c script] [-h hostname] [-i classID]
[-l leasetime] [-m metric] [-r ipaddress] [-s ipaddress]
[-t timeout] [-u userclass] [-F none | ptr | both]
[-I clientID] <interface>
Can you let me know what else should I configure to get my wifi up and running on this laptop.
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