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Old 04-01-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Slackware-current Wireless card BCM43228 problem


I got a new Dell laptop with a Broadcom BCM43228 wireless card, and I'm not able to get any wireless internet working (no wireless interface is found)

I already followed the instructions in , but I still can't see any wireless interfaces on iwconfig nor ifconfig -a
The 'wl' module is loaded

I have tried it with the huge kernel as well as the latest generic (3.10.30) (recompiling the broadcom-sta package and getting the wl module to it, off course), but no luck either way

Please find relevant command outputs below

root@felipe:~# lspci | grep Network
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n
root@felipe:~# lsmod | grep wl
wl                   3939511  0 
lib80211                2997  1 wl
cfg80211              321247  1 wl
root@felipe:~# iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
Any help is appreciated

Felipe Weber.
Old 04-01-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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I finally got it to work by removing/blacklisting the "bcma" module (on top of b43, which is recommended at the wiki article)

I have updated the wiki article to reflect this latest findings

Last edited by beder; 04-01-2014 at 05:43 PM.


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