[arch-general] Broadcom B43 problems

Sean Greenslade zootboysean at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 08:06:49 EDT 2013

On Mar 26, 2013 7:55 AM, "Magnus Therning" <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:32:52AM +0100, Julien Pecqueur wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > 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?
> I've been struggling enough with this damn wireless chipset lately to
> start thinking about getting a new laptop.

For what it's worth, I had a broadcom chipset in my netbook that gave me
nothing but trouble. I bought a ten dollar realtek chipset on ebay, and my
life has markedly improved since.

If you can replace the wifi chipset, I would recommend you to consider it.

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