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Old 04-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
GlupFire
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Question wireless broadcom(airforce one) on laptop doesn't work


Hi, that's the first time I'm posting here . I'm from brasil and my english is not so good, so.. sorry for some mistakes.

I have a slack 12.0 in a laptop, and my wireless broadcom airforce one is not working! I modprobe the bcm53xx and when I use's ifconfig appears the eth0 as the wireless card, and iwconfig is showing as well. But, when I use's the iwlist eth0 scanning a message "doesn't support: no such device" appears. And when I use's iwconfig eth0 essid "" .... to try UP, it's doesn't work too...
So, my wireless card is ON on my laptop, I think (I dont have the light of the wireless card, it's a laptop), but I cant understand whats going wrong. I have also tryed to use the ndiswrapper, but I dont no why it doesn't work: the same problems appears.
so, now: I have the machine running with no ndiswrapper and the bcm53xx modprobed. Any one can help me? TNX!
 
Old 04-06-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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up!
please..
 
Old 04-06-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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Please don't bump a post after just one hour - LQ already has a built in feature to automagically bump posts with no replies to try and get some more exposure (so by replying to your own post, it will actually get less attention in the long term).

1) The bcm43xx driver requires firmware to work - this you must obtain for yourself, since it cannot be legally redistributed in a nice packaged form.

2) What laptop is this? Many laptops have an rfkill switch of some sort that must be toggled for the radio on the wireless card to actually work.
 
Old 04-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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My laptop is a brasilian laptop. It's a Itautec. The switch key to ON/OFF the wireless is correctly ON. So, this firmware, what is it? A software to controle the wireless? I have only the driver of my wireless broadcom, and I modprobed it... Is only this I think, isn't it?
 
Old 04-06-2008, 10:30 PM   #5
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Are you using an external pcmcia card or is it internal?
 
Old 04-06-2008, 10:59 PM   #6
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Are you using an external pcmcia card or is it internal?
is it internal

I tryed to UP with ndiswrapper now... I download the driver of windows , and installed in ndiswraper .. i put the driver bcm43xxx on the blacklist and now I modprobe ndiswrapper and no devices is up on ifconfig and iwconfig. check out . lspci

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UniChrome Pro IGP (rev 01)
Quote:
Module Size Used by
ndiswrapper 185884 0
snd_seq_dummy 6788 0
snd_seq_oss 32896 0
snd_seq_midi_event 10112 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 50640 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 42784 0
snd_mixer_oss 18048 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 254496 12
capability 7304 0
commoncap 9344 1 capability
lp 13736 0
parport_pc 27812 0
parport 34760 2 lp,parport_pc
pcspkr 6528 0
psmouse 39048 0
pcmcia 34988 0
serio_raw 9220 0
pata_via 12164 0
yenta_socket 27148 1
snd_via82xx 26520 0
gameport 15112 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 98980 1 snd_via82xx
ac97_bus 6016 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 72068 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 22532 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11528 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 10496 1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 22560 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 10508 4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
ata_generic 9220 0
via_rhine 24968 0
mii 8576 1 via_rhine
rsrc_nonstatic 14848 1 yenta_socket
snd 47204 11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu40 1_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
via_agp 12160 1
shpchp 33172 0
pcmcia_core 36500 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
agpgart 31432 1 via_agp
i2c_viapro 11668 0
evdev 11904 1
sg 30364 0
soundcore 9824 1 snd
Quote:
lo no wireless extensions
eth1 no wireless extensions (this is my via_rhine modprobed, working now to I can post now in this forum )
Quote:
ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)


anyone know what`s wrong?

Last edited by GlupFire; 04-06-2008 at 11:06 PM.
 
Old 04-06-2008, 11:36 PM   #7
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Try:

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 essid <your_ssid>
dhcpcd wlan0

(This assumes no WEP or WPA)

Last edited by 2Gnu; 04-06-2008 at 11:37 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 02:44 AM   #8
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To see if the interface is actually running, use ifconfig -a instead of plain ifconfig.
I've succesfully used ndiswrapper with that card, it works very well.

I've seen recommended to add bcm43xx to modprobe's blacklist (/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist) and reboot to run only with ndiswrapper, but I don't think that's necessary.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 04-07-2008 at 02:46 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 02:16 PM   #9
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Guys, I uses ifconfig -a and only the loopback and eth1 appears.
I modprobe the ndiswrapper very fine, but the wlan0 or ethX of wireless card doesnt appears.

and about to up the wireless card with iwconfig, it doesnt work too, the ethX or wlan0 doenst exist! very strange.....

NEW's: when I modprobe de bcm43xx driver (with no ndiswrapper) and I ifconfig -a , the wireless card appears as eth0 , BUT , when I try to UP .. ifconfig eth0 up a error msg's appears
:SIOCSIFFLAGS: no such file or directory

Last edited by GlupFire; 04-07-2008 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 05:03 PM   #10
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Read this old post of mine and it will work:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post2947275

Good luck!

Last edited by dan_slack; 04-07-2008 at 05:05 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 09:54 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by dan_slack View Post
Read this old post of mine and it will work:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post2947275

Good luck!


WORKED!!!!

THANKS MAN!!!

VERY NICE!
 
  


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