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New brcm80211 driver firmware pet
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jim3630


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 17:03    Post subject:  New brcm80211 driver firmware pet
Subject description: for 2.6.39.4 and 3.0.X kernels
 

Broadcom new brcmsmac and brcmfmac drivers needed firmware pet by pemasu. firmware compressed package originally provided by Tempestuous.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=71755

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http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211
brcm80211-firmware-0.0.1.pet
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 20:11    Post subject:  

Thanks for the info. See my blog post:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02484

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jim3630


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 21:13    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
Thanks for the info. See my blog post:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02484


forgot my password for your blog so couldn't post but that is...

Truly excellent!


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These new drivers will replace the need for the wl.ko proprietary driver and as BarryK mentions in his blog they along with the firmware "will be in the next upload of Woof, so puppies built from that Woof and with the 2.6.39.x+ kernels will support those Broadcom drivers out-of-the-box."
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