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Old 09-02-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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wifi connection issues with slackware 12.37 and broadcom wifi card


As i said i am runing the latest slackware and a broadcom wifi adapter and i cant get it to find connections let alone connect. I've gotten the wired internet to work and to my knowledge i already have all the drivers needed for the wireless, i dnt have a connection right now so no screen shots (sorry) im trying to be as descriptive as possible but im still new to this so im not sure what info would be valuable in this situation. Any help will be greatly apreciated, thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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Please post the output of '/sbin/lspci' so that the model of Broadcom device can be found.

Also, I suggest that you use the Report button to have this moved to the Slackware forum. This issue has been handled many times before by people more experienced with Broadcom than me.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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thanks for responding

Those commands return:

Network controller: Broadcom corporation bcm43224 802.11a/b/g/n ( rev 01 )

Im not sure how to move the post to the slackware section ( im using the lq app ) i have looked up quite a bit of information before i posted, but i wasnt even aware there was a dedicated slackware section.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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You will likely need to install a firmware package for that device. It cannot be supplied in default Slackware due to licensing issues. This thread may help. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...luxbox-883233/

PS - I have reported this post with a request for movement to the Slackware forum.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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awesome

Thanks for the help switching to the right place i will check out the link
 
Old 09-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #6
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Slackware and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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still need help.

Unfortunatly the link didnt really help other then it pointed me to the slack book, im still pretty lost. But hopefully being in the right forum will make a difference
 
Old 09-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #8
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Until someone with actual experience comes along you could:
1. Build and install b43-fwcutter - http://www.slackbuilds.org/repositor.../b43-fwcutter/
2. Build and install b43-firmware - http://www.slackbuilds.org/repositor.../b43-firmware/
To learn more about using SlackBuilds, look at the HOWTO page. http://www.slackbuilds.org/howto/
 
Old 09-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #9
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Have you read http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43?

There are slackbuilds like allend mentioned which should make the firmware extraction easier. You may need to update your kernel if it is older than v3.1.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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apologies for the late post...

I know i've ran and used a slackbuild before but after the last few days of not being able to make it work i return. Can someone please point me in the direction of a link or video that explains in detail how and why they work? I've looked and all i can find are sites that give the information as if they were talking to someone who is fluent in Linux which i have found i clearly am not. Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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What kernel version are you using? If you are unsure what version you are using try:
Code:
uname -r
EDIT: Actually, is it driver issues or is it how to connect wirelessly you think you need help with?

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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OP says in post#1 that latest Slackware is being used, Slackware 13.37 if you forgive the typo in the title. So the kernel version is likely to be 2.6.37.6

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Can someone please point me in the direction of a link or video that explains in detail how and why they work?
Perhaps this walkthrough will help.
http://muaythaimaster74.blogspot.com...ackbuilds.html

@turtleli - Why do you say a kernel version >3.1 is required?

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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@turtleli - Why do you say a kernel version >3.1 is required?
See the supported devices section in http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43, the OP's wireless card is supported but needs at least kernel 3.1.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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@turtleli - Thanks. I missed the second listing for PCI-ID 14e4:4353.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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alright i will check out the link for the walk thru, but just in case how would i update the kernel to 3.1 i have a wired connection that works.
 
  


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