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Old 08-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #31
Slitaz
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I'd say it's more likely that the BCM 4311 is a garbage wireless card. As I stated before, I used to own a BCM 4312 and it was very hard to get working, but I managed to get it up and running even with monitor mode. I ended up using the ndiswrapper/b43-fwcutter utilities to get it up and running.

Furthermore, you did not run rfkill or iwlist as root. When you are asked to run a command and it says "command not found" try to run as root or with sudo to see if you really do or don't have it. You can also use locate to make sure it's not just out of your path. eg. 'locate rfkill'

Lastly, iwlist indicates 'network is down' this means that you need to follow the link I posted before to get the device recognized by your kernel. Again:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

And I haven't read through what evo2 posted, but you probably should.

http://doc.slitaz.org/en:guides:wifi-easy

**Edit Two things. First when you run dmesg, you can add the tail option with the pipe | character. for example: 'dmesg | tail' would give you only the relevant sections of information. Also, dmesg straight up tells you what to do to fix this error.

Code:
b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
That link didn't really copy, so here:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware Notice that this is the same link I provided.

I am kinda new to Slitaz, how do you run as root?

Thanks
 
Old 08-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #32
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I'm sorry if that post came off as rude. To run as root, simply type su and enter the root password. Or if you don't know the root password, use sudo su then you should change the root password using passwd. I think you can change the root password without knowing the original...

But the iwlist command told me all I needed to know really. It's strange that you don't have rfkill, but I guess slitaz is just very minimalistic. I'm not familiar with it personally. But again, try to follow the instructions on this page:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

And you should have your wireless card up and running in no time.
 
Old 08-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #33
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I'm sorry if that post came off as rude. To run as root, simply type su and enter the root password. Or if you don't know the root password, use sudo su then you should change the root password using passwd. I think you can change the root password without knowing the original...

But the iwlist command told me all I needed to know really. It's strange that you don't have rfkill, but I guess slitaz is just very minimalistic. I'm not familiar with it personally. But again, try to follow the instructions on this page:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

And you should have your wireless card up and running in no time.

No worrries. I did just that su then root is the password.

ok I will try to make sense of those instructions.
 
  


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