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Old 02-17-2010, 02:29 PM   #136
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http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
This is the one if you want to make it from source.
Good luck!
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:03 PM   #137
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Thanks! This will enable me to connect to my router with WPA encryption protocols? Right now, I'm able to connect so long as the access point is unprotected. I don't want to do anything that would keep me from connecting at all so I want to be really careful here.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #138
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The DMESG was the key, or at least, one key in my adventure. Told me:
[ 24.137153] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
Methinks I'm getting closer...

Mine is an Acer Aspire 3610 with a RealTek wired LAN and a Broadcomm BCM4318 for wireless. Booted into Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix. Now, to restart (so much nicer and faster in Linux) and see what DMESG tells me after.

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #139
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I am getting closer, but it is still reporting (in dmesg):
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[ 19.407901] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PL, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[ 20.353044] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 20.353049] (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 20.353053] (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 20.353057] (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 20.353061] (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 20.353064] (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 20.353068] (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 20.834271] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
[ 20.836030] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
[ 20.836768] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
[ 20.837376] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
[ 20.838167] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
[ 21.168437] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 21.560896] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 21.652977] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
[ 21.803021] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
[ 21.832560] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
[ 21.973817] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
[ 22.012725] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 22.012753] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 22.012777] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 22.013382] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
I've done the IFCONFIG using SUDO, and it didn't report any errors, but I get stymied when I get in the <>SYSTEM->Network Connections and go to WIRELESS. The WLAN0 doesn't show up unless I add it, and then it asks for SSID, MAC and BSSID. Just what does it want for these things? I have all of the H/W addresses and MAC addresses for the PC's and the wireless router already recorded, as well as the WEP key. But, I get to this edit stage and am lost as to what it wants. So, a little edification would be much appreciated.

BTW, this is an Aspire with a failing 40GB HDD, soon to be replaced with a 60-80 GB HDD and made dual-bootable into Win 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook.
 
  


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