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bigpup


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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 03:54    Post subject:  

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The latest Broadcom STA wl.ko driver for 64 bit systems - compiled for Slacko64 k3.13.1....

Does that include driver for USB wireless devices?

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 10:14    Post subject: broadcom 43142 / 4365 wlan Lenovo B490 Laptop Puppy Precise  

Finally I have managed to get the broadcom wireless working in Puppy Precise 5.7.1

Read the complete article at

http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt

This is what I did

Fresh Install of Puppy Precise 5.7.1 in USB Stick & created save file while rebooting.

Reboot

Install the provided broadcom pet

http://e-nautia.com/peebee/disk/share/broadcom/broadcom_sta_v6.30.223.141.1_x86_32-k3.9.11-precise.pet

Reboot

In a Terminal issued the following commands

rmmod bcma

modprobe cfg80211

modprobe lib80211

modprobe wl

Simple Network Setup was able to detect my connection & I configured it & presently posting from my connected laptop.

On reboot loaded these modules via Boot Manager for automatic loading of modules & automatic wireless connection.

Thanks a lot Peebee. Sorry for the delayed post as I was away for 4 days. ('Very Happy')

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 12:47    Post subject: Re: broadcom 43142 / 4365 wlan Lenoveo B490 Laptop  

dsj wrote:
Finally I have managed to get the broadcom wireless working in Puppy Precise 5.7.1


Hi #dsj - that's really good news - shows that the basic driver is working - just needs the detection and configuration logic to configure things correctly for your device - hopefully this will follow in the not too distant future....

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 00:30    Post subject:  

Slacko64 5.8.8
Live CD first boot.
New Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless adapter
Broadcom BCM43231

peebee,

I tried you suggestions, but still does not work.

It seems there is nothing in Linux for this device.
Did a Google search and everyone is having to use ndiswrapper and the Windows driver.

The problem is I can not get ndiswrapper to work in Slacko64 5.8.8

I posted about this in the Slacko64 topic.

I even went to Slackware64 14.0 salix repository and installed the ndiswrapper that was there.
It tried to work, but not completely.
I think it was the wrong kernel version.
Not sure if that matters?

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 03:04    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Slacko64 5.8.8
Live CD first boot.
New Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless adapter
Broadcom BCM43231

peebee,

I tried you suggestions, but still does not work.


Hi bigpup

If you want to post or pm me the outputs from pdiag then I'll have a look to see if I can determine the problem.

Can you do 2 - the first after a clean boot of just Slacko64, the second after installation of the pet and depmod -a and a reboot.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2014, 17:55    Post subject:  

peebee,

I have been working on my problem in the Slacko64 topic.
Making some progress with the help of 01micko.
Seems to be no Linux drivers for this Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless adapter
Broadcom BCM43231.
Trying to use ndiswrapper and Windows driver.
ndiswrapper having problems, because Slacko64 is 64 Bit.

I am going in circles for now.

If you happen to determine a Linux driver, that is known to work for this hardware, that would probably solve the issue. So far, I have not found one.

Thank you very much for your support with wireless hardware.!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2014, 20:30    Post subject:  

Bad news bigpup.

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211#Broadcom_brcmfmac_driver wrote:
BCM43231 and BCM43236 (rev <= 2) have another architecture and can't be easily supported by brcmfmac. They have less memory on the chip and can't run full MAC firmware, so they require implementing some extra code in the Linux driver. On the other hand they are not standard soft MAC devices, so they can't be supported by brcmsmac or b43.


http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211#Broadcom_brcmfmac_driver

If ndiswrapper doesn't work sell that thing on ebay or craiglist or whatever and do some research on something that is supported and purchase that. I avoid broadcom at any possibility.

EDIT:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Netgear_WNA3100 wrote:
If you install cd that comes with the adapter on Windows 64 bit machine, files of the driver is installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\driver\WIN764 and its name is bcmwlhigh6.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Netgear_WNA3100

Last hope?

Download: http://01micko.com/packages/bcmwlhigh6.zip

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Feb 2014, 03:06    Post subject:  

01micko,

Thanks for the info and your research.

I already knew about a lot of it.
The Windows driver you posted is the one I have been trying to use.

Seems the issue is ndiswrapper working in 64 bit Linux.

Example:
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However, you use it under ndiswrapper on 64 bit Ubuntu, you will get a lot of uninitialized variables.

Quote:
If ndiswrapper doesn't work sell that thing on ebay or craiglist or whatever and do some research on something that is supported and purchase that. I avoid broadcom at any possibility.

It works fine if you use ndiswrapper in a 32 bit Linux.

I agree, this USB adapter is not very good for Linux.

Thanks to all for trying to help!!!

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jul 2014, 18:36    Post subject: Broadcom 6.30.223.248  

I managed to compile this for slacko 5.7.0. Is 6.2 mb, so I can't post it here. Runs my BCM43142 (14e4:4365) much faster than the default slacko wl driver. Signal strength is near 90% as against 30% for default. Shows as an eth not a wlan & lib80211_crypt_tkip has to be loaded manually.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Jul 2014, 03:23    Post subject: Re: Broadcom 6.30.223.248  

ozsouth wrote:
I managed to compile this for slacko 5.7.0. Is 6.2 mb, so I can't post it here. Runs my BCM43142 (14e4:4365) much faster than the default slacko wl driver. Signal strength is near 90% as against 30% for default. Shows as an eth not a wlan & lib80211_crypt_tkip has to be loaded manually.


Many thanks for alerting me to this new version - I'll try to compile it and then edit this post to report progress.

[later1] have compiled on both Slacko5.9.3 k3.4.94 and Tahrpup5.8.3 k3.14.11 and it seems to compile and install / load fine on my HP550 laptop with wpa encyption - I had no problems with lib80211_crypt_tkip - which encryption are you using? both sns and frisbee used.

2 small patches to wl_linux.c to change eth% to wlan% and to define module licence - diff attached
[/later1]

[later2]pet size is 2.6mb compared with 1.6mb for 223.141 version....
[/later2]

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul 2014, 08:38    Post subject:  

Peebee - I used slacko 5.7.0 (k 3.10.32) & wpa & wpa2 & each of the 3 connect progs - must be my ham-fisted attempt to compile (I just followed the text file enclosed with the hybrid-wl driver). My resultant driver (6.2 mb) is obviously dodgy, even though it (eventually) works. I'm not as bright as my Gloucestershire grandmother was. Would be great if you could post a pet for slacko 5.7.0.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul 2014, 15:28    Post subject: Version 6.30.223.248 pets for Slacko  

ozsouth wrote:
Would be great if you could post a pet for slacko 5.7.0.


I've created pets (2.6mb) for the 6.30.223.248 drivers for both Slacko5.7 and 5.7.0 and uploaded them to:

https://app.box.com/s/d3dv96z5gvj61n9zumh1

remember to reboot after installation....

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul 2014, 18:48    Post subject:  

Thanks Peebee, much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Aug 2014, 19:45    Post subject: Broadcom wl drivers for Upup 3.8.3.1 & Lucid 5.2.8  

These work for me - will need to blacklist b43 & brcmsmac drivers & reboot after installation. Will show as eth0 or eth1.

Upup 3.8.3.1 Precise - kernel 3.8.3-upup -

Lucid Puppy - 5.2.8 - kernel 2.6.33.2 -


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