Brodcom 43 Failing of FC8

Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED m_d_berger_1900 at
Fri Feb 1 04:20:05 UTC 2008

On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:58:07 -0200, Martin Marques wrote:

> Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED escribió:
>> So I did what it says, and:
>> [root at mbrc15 driver]# which b43-fwcutter /usr/bin/b43-fwcutter
>> [root at mbrc15 driver]# b43-fwcutter -v b43-fwcutter version 009
>> [root at mbrc15 driver]# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o
> Did you copy and paste that? You have an extra space. before
> wl_apsta_mimo.o.

I did paste it.  That space belongs there,  The -w is followed
by the target directory.  Then a space and the filename.

> BTW, what's the diference between the wl_apsta_mimo.o and the
> wl_apsta.o?

I don't know; I did what I was told.

>> Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
>> This file has an unknown MD5sum cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c.
> Did that tar give any error?

No tar error.

>> [root at mbrc15 driver]#
>> root at mbrc15 driver]# pwd
>> /root/broadcom/broadcom-wl-
> I'm using broadcom-wl-

Yes, that was my last error.  I switched to the version you are
using and it now works, unencrypted, but with MAC authentication.

I have yet to try WPA encryption.  Have you tried it?  Tomorrow
I leave for a long weekend, so I won't try it until next week.
However with the wifi working, I should be able to look at the

Thanks again for your help.

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