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Old 09-20-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
ghatothkach
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HP nx6125 amd64 BCM4309 rev03 (miniPCI) with mac80211_bcm43xx


hi

I want to discuss the
HP nx6125 business notebook with AMD64-Turion and a BCM4309 rev03 abg wireless miniPCI card in this thread.

I am NOT INTERESTED in NDISWRAPPER as there are no XP-64bit drivers available for this card (from HP). Please do not comment on NDISWRAPPER, I know what it is and it does not work, if you have XP-64bit drivers for this card then please post a link here and I will be happy.

Back to the main topic, I want to get this card to work with the mac80211_bcm43xx driver.

1. I have a Scientific Linux 5.0 system (fully updated)
2. I have compiled and installed the linuxant kernel-2.6.22.5-49.fc6.stk16.src.rpm.zip
kernel on the notebook, so that I have a stk16 kernel as well as I have the 2.6.22 kernel.
3. HP is providing Vista-64bit drivers for this card, so I am able to get those, this has the bcmwl664.sys. I am able to use the bcm43xx fwcutter to extract the 64bit firmware from the driver and install it in /lib/firmware
4. The driver loads fine apparently, I am able to see 2 interfaces added
wmaster0 (dont know what it is !!) and wlan0.
5. I can do a iwlist scan and I can see all the ESSID's available in my neighborhood.
6. I have setup the expected config for my ESSID's for wpa_supplicant...

I now need help to move ahead and get this working...
Can anybody help...

What is wmaster0 ?

Ghat
PS:
Quote:
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lspci -vvvn lists...
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02:02.0 0280: 14e4:4324 (rev 03)
Subsystem: 103c:12f9
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 64
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: Memory at d0010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
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lspci -vvv
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02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/g (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 12f9
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 64
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: Memory at d0010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
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dmesg after the module is started
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ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x04, vendor 0x4243)
ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x05, vendor 0x4243)
ssb: Core 2 found: PCMCIA (cc 0x80D, rev 0x02, vendor 0x4243)
ssb: Core 3 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x02, vendor 0x4243)
ssb: Core 4 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x09, vendor 0x4243)
ssb: Switching to ChipCommon core, index 0
ssb: Switching to PCI core, index 4
ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:02:02.0
bcm43xx_mac80211: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found
ssb: Switching to IEEE 802.11 core, index 1
bcm43xx_mac80211: Found PHY: Analog 2, Type 2, Revision 2
bcm43xx_mac80211: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2050, Revision 2
bcm43xx_mac80211: Radio turned off
wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm 'simple'
bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2
ssb: Switching to PCI core, index 4
ssb: Switching to IEEE 802.11 core, index 1
bcm43xx_mac80211: Loading firmware version 371.1122 (2006-11-08 22:02:13)
ssb: Switching to ChipCommon core, index 0
ssb: Switching to IEEE 802.11 core, index 1
bcm43xx_mac80211: Radio turned on
bcm43xx_mac80211: Radio enabled by hardware
bcm43xx_mac80211: !WARNING! Idle-TSSI phy->cur_idle_tssi measuring failed. (cur=22, tgt=120). Disabling TX power adjustment.
bcm43xx_mac80211: Chip initialized
bcm43xx_mac80211: 30-bit DMA initialized
bcm43xx_mac80211: Wireless interface started
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
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/var/log/messages after module is probed (modprobe)
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Sep 20 13:21:34 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2
Sep 20 13:21:34 auspc100 kernel: ssb: Switching to PCI core, index 4
Sep 20 13:21:34 auspc100 kernel: ssb: Switching to IEEE 802.11 core, index 1
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: ssb: Switching to ChipCommon core, index 0
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: ssb: Switching to IEEE 802.11 core, index 1
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Radio turned on
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Radio enabled by hardware
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: !WARNING! Idle-TSSI phy->cur_idle_tssi measuring failed. (cur=22, tgt=120). Disabling TX power adjustment.
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Chip initialized
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: 30-bit DMA initialized
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: Wireless interface started
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 dhclient: wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 dhclient: wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Sep 20 13:21:35 auspc100 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
Sep 20 13:21:40 auspc100 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Sep 20 13:21:48 auspc100 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
Sep 20 13:22:07 auspc100 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
Sep 20 13:22:16 auspc100 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
Sep 20 13:22:30 auspc100 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
Sep 20 13:22:36 auspc100 dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.
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Last edited by ghatothkach; 09-20-2007 at 02:26 PM.
 
  


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