bcm43xx_mac80211 (was Re: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 4 (6.93))

Miles Lane miles.lane at gmail.com
Tue May 1 21:25:26 UTC 2007

On 5/1/07, Will Woods <wwoods at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 09:13 -0700, alan wrote:
> > The network config tools need some work.  (Especially for Wireless.)  I
> > have been trying to get my bcm4306 chipset wireless to work.  The network
> > tools don't see it.  (And I have the firmware that I used on FC6 with no
> > problems.)  The list of wireless cards in the drop down list seems very
> > old.  It needs to be updated to the currently supported list.  (As much as
> > wireless is at this point...)
> Yeah, you'll want to use NetworkManager to manage the device. First you
> will need firmware:
> 1) Install bcm43xx-fwcutter
> 2) Get a Broadcom-distributed driver to cut the firmware out of
> # See the list in /usr/share/doc/bcm43xx-fwcutter-006/README
> # For the newer driver you'll need 4.x firmware. I recommend:
> http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-

I'll try this, but I suspect it won't work, because I have a pretty
old bcm4306 PCI card in my desktop machine.  Last time I checked, my
card isn't supported by the 4.x firmware.   :-(

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