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Old 12-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I have googled this and have not found anything clear.

I have the dreaded BCM4312 chipset and was wondering how others with this chipset got it to work.
 
Old 12-24-2011, 06:10 AM   #2
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Works fine here with fwcutter and firmware from slackbuilds.org.
 
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:40 AM   #3
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Ok thanks,
I have the driver installed, and wicd is showing that networks are available. When I try to connect, it is rejecting my WPA passphrase. Is this a common issue with this driver?

Also, I LOVE the SlackBuilds system, reminds me of ports when I tried FreeBSD

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Old 12-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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I think this card doesn't support WPA2. I got this problem as well in Windows and Slackware. WPA is fine but not WPA2.

Do correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Old 12-25-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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I think this card doesn't support WPA2. I got this problem as well in Windows and Slackware. WPA is fine but not WPA2.

Do correct me if I'm wrong.
Sorry, my post is wrong; I am using WPA, not WPA2. However, I have used WPA2 on Debian with this card whilst at uni.
 
Old 12-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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Hi,

Your wifi should work with 13.37. You will need to get the firmware as others have suggested. Once you do then be sure that '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf' is at original install state if you wish to use 'wicd'.
 
Old 12-26-2011, 07:48 AM   #7
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Hi,

Your wifi should work with 13.37. You will need to get the firmware as others have suggested. Once you do then be sure that '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf' is at original install state if you wish to use 'wicd'.
Hi,
I have looked at my
Code:
rc.inet1.conf
file, and all of the references to my wlan0 device are commented out. Is this what you meant by "original install state"?

Thanks.
Jack
 
  


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