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

Jarod Wilson jwilson at redhat.com
Tue May 1 21:29:12 UTC 2007

Miles Lane wrote:
> 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.   :-(

Works fine with the bcm4306 in my powerbook.

Jarod Wilson
jwilson at redhat.com

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