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broadcom 43xx

Post#1 by 82issa » 30 May 2011, 03:09

Chances that you have one of these shitty wireless cards might be a little higher than you think. These cards are pure shit out of personal preference. Of all the things this has to be one of the most difficult, works out the box on some distros not at all on others. I will never buy another device with a broadcom chipset in it again. Alright right now that I have vented I will probably buy another broadcom device sometime in the future. Not intentionally tho. Anyways my hp mini 1000 it is 1030nr. Has a broadcom 4312 chipset wireless network device. I compiled a driver for it on the x86 rc2. I needed to share with all of you so you don't hate broadcom as much as I. Just drop into your modules folder and your good to go. These are the cards that it should work with.
All the resources to build this driver are at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

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 	    BRCM		    PCI	PCI		  Dell
	    Product Name	  Vendor ID	Device ID	Product ID
          -------------	 ----------	---------   -----------
          4311 2.4 Ghz	    0x14e4	0x4311  	Dell 1390
          4311 Dualband	    0x14e4	0x4312  	Dell 1490
          4311 5 Ghz	    0x14e4  0x4313  	
          4312 2.4 Ghz	    0x14e4	0x4315  	Dell 1395
          4313 2.4 Ghz	    0x14e4	0x4727 	Dell 1501
          4321 Dualband	    0x14e4	0x4328  	Dell 1505
          4321 Dualband	    0x14e4	0x4328  	Dell 1500
          4321 2.4 Ghz	    0x14e4	0x4329  	
          4321 5 Ghz        0x14e4	0x432a  	
          4322 Dualband     0x14e4	0x432b  	Dell 1510
          4322 2.4 Ghz      0x14e4 	0x432c  	
          4322 5 Ghz        0x14e4 	0x432d  	
          43224 Dualband    0x14e4	0x4353  	Dell 1520
          43225 2.4 Ghz     0x14e4	0x4357  	
          43227 2.4 Ghz     0x14e4  0x4358
          43228 Dualband    0x14e4  0x4359      Dell 1530
download link this will only work if you have a 32bit version with the 2.6.38.7-porteus kernel. If you are using a different kernel use the link above then run through instructions.
http://www.mediafire.com/?3p6bvr58f2wp284
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#2 by Hamza » 30 May 2011, 06:56

I have a similar card on my laptop , and it works fine with native drvier of kernel.
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#3 by francois » 16 Jul 2011, 22:45

I have a broadcom 4328 on my hp pavilion 2713ca and no problems since porteus v .09.

In fact from What is your computer model for a pavilion 2713ca laptop:
http://porteus.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... p=444#p444

I followed the following strategy exposed in:
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... ostid71309

Citation from francois.e:
I knew that linux sta for bcm was on the distribution. I finally understood that to use the bcm43xx (for me 4328), all I had to do was to blaclist ssb and b43, as proposed in:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_BCM43XX

I am not sure but I think that Porteus v. 1.0 works out of the box without blacklisting. I will try to come back on this statement.
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#4 by Hamza » 17 Jul 2011, 08:22

francois,

You are right, you don't need to make any changes to have your wireless card active at boot up with Porteus.
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#5 by francois » 17 Jul 2011, 12:58

This way, how could we explain 82issa problem?
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#6 by Hamza » 17 Jul 2011, 13:13

I think, he has not enabled his card with

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ifconfig wlan0 up
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#7 by fanthom » 17 Jul 2011, 13:15

@francois
"This way, how could we explain 82issa problem?"
Porteus 1.0 comes with 2.6.38.8 kernel while 82issa was referring to 2.6.38.7 version (probably last -rc) and broadcom-sta driver could be missing there.
ofc - there could be plenty of other reasons...
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#8 by francois » 17 Jul 2011, 13:18

@fanthom:
Hum! Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#9 by Hamza » 17 Jul 2011, 13:23

@fanthom
was there a modification of kernel config about wireless drivers between rc2 and final ?
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Post#10 by fanthom » 17 Jul 2011, 13:32

@Hamza
bumping kernel version is enough to make drivers incompatible.
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Re: broadcom 43xx

Post#11 by Hamza » 17 Jul 2011, 13:46

Yes, sorry.
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