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Old 05-07-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
pappy_mcfae
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Setting up Broadcom wireless networking under Slackware 11


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Setting up Broadcom wireless networking under Slackware 11

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I am going to start right off with a warning. These instructions are going to be a bit long-winded. In order to make sure that I am as complete as possible, I will put forth every step I took in getting my wireless network running under Slackware Linux 11.0. Many of these steps will cross over into other Linux distributions. However, some steps and file names are exclusive to Slackware. If you find a file or a directory that isn't in your particular distribution, you will have to know which files in your distribution are analogous to the files named herein.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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setting up broadcom

Hello Pappy id like to thank u for this , im on slackware 12 , was wondering it its the same , because i get to the point where i have to Type "wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -d, and i get stuck at EAPOL: startWhen --> 0 and it freezes there ???


WPA: Key negotiation completed with 00:13:46:a4:c6:8a [PTK=TKIP GTK=TKIP]
Cancelling authentication timeout
State: GROUP_HANDSHAKE -> COMPLETED
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=1
EAPOL: External notification - EAP success=1
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
 
Old 01-01-2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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I ran across the same problem. What I did was to run wpa_cli when the output of the wpa_supplicant stops. I then entered the "passphrase *ssid* *passphrase*" command and everything went honky dory. The wpa_supplicant output started to repeat itself and then I hit cntrl-C in that window. Everything else went on without a hitch. Thanks Pappy for your excellent help!!
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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Thank you!!!

it worked great for me. I have DELL INSPIRON 6400.
Blessings to you.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:07 AM   #5
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Hey! I have an Acer Aspire 3680 and am running Kubuntu 8.10. I didn't follow your how tow, but then again, that was because I hadn't come across it at the time. However, the steps I performed are the same as 2 of yours, finding the XP Driver and installing ndiswrapper. Prior to that I changed my network manager to Wicd, and that supports WPA, so I didn't install wpa_supplicant.

Excellent how to. Much easier to follow than the ones I came across. I ended up finding multiple instructions that I had to piece together. Wasn't easy being new to linux. This forum is great!

Last edited by shewasoctober; 01-04-2009 at 06:08 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #6
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whenever i get to the "make" command for ndiswrapper i get this error

make[3]: *** [/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7'
make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2

any advise?
 
  


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