[arch-general] Broadcom B43 problems

Julien Pecqueur jpec80 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 01:32:52 EST 2013


I have the dame wireless chipset and it "works" on my Archlinux setup
(64bits, GNOME, b43-firmware and network manager).

I sa y "works" because i can use the wireless connection but the connection
is slow.

What does dmesg says after a connection try?


Julien Pecqueur
Le 6 mars 2013 22:59, "Magnus Therning" <magnus at therning.org> a écrit :

> I have seen some indications that my Broadcom B43 *ought* to work with
> the kernel's b43 driver, but I've never managed to get it working on
> my own.  I'd love to be able to switch away from the broadcom-wl
> package is possible.
> Using a kernel from a few days ago, 3.7.9 and the b43-firmware
> package from AUR I only get as far as connecting to my router (at
> least that's what NetworkManager says), but then I can't actually
> connect to any site.  If I then bring down the network and then bring
> it back up again the connection to the router will fail
> (NetworkManager keeps asking for the password).
> Any suggestions on what might be causing this, and what I should try
> next?
> /M
> % lspci -nn|grep Broadcom
> 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
> LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
> Wireless network uses WPA2
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