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C-Sniper 06-20-2008 12:34 PM

b43 or b43legacy?
Hi all,
I have a Broadcom BCM4306 internal wifi card in my laptop.

03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 12f8
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 64
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: Memory at b0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

I have compiled both B43 and B43legacy, and from the website it would seem that my card should use the b43legacy driver. However, the card likes the b43 module better and will not run correctly. I have installed all the firmware (both version 480 and 320 of the wl_apsta*.o) and still have had no luck.

Removing the b43 module and loading the b43legacy just kills the card and it wont even detect it.

Any ideas on what i can do?


tdos20 06-21-2008 08:41 AM

have you got any error messages in dmesg when you load the modules? they might be getting confused by both firmwares being there

em21701 06-21-2008 08:53 AM

I had to build b43 into the kernel. If I built it as a module it would not work. If it is a b/g card then i think you'll need to use b43 and not b43legacy. When you build the kernel you also need to include Broadcom PHY and mac80211. When you select b43 hit <?> and it will tell you which firmware version to download.


C-Sniper 06-22-2008 09:24 PM

ok, now the only problem is the LED but i think i know how to fix that.
Thank you very much em21701

em21701 06-23-2008 06:39 AM

Glad to be of service!

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