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Hi, I've gotten my wireless to work but it disconnected sometimes and I would have to run 'ifconfig wlan0 down' and then 'ifconfig wlan0 up' to get it working again. ...
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- 12-27-2010 #1
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- Dec 2010
Help with Broadcom wireless :(
Now its completely stopped working, it seems to get stuck associating with my network for some reason. My key is correct though.
$ lspci | grep Broadcom 01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
$ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:22:51:05:4D inet addr:10.0.1.198 Bcast:10.0.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::226:22ff:fe51:54d/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:56803 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:29868 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:83050660 (79.2 Mb) TX bytes:2318656 (2.2 Mb) Interrupt:42 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:5E:86:66:45 inet6 addr: fe80::226:5eff:fe86:6645/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:41 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:3372 (3.2 Kb) TX bytes:2532 (2.4 Kb)
http ://pastie.org/1408934 Delete the space, I can't post a url yet
(chestnut is my network)
I have comcast and I heard its been having some problems, so maybe I should use a different dns? LIke google's?
- 12-27-2010 #2
Broadcom cards are endlessly problematic it seems. Anyway, I have the same chipset.
First thing, I see you're using the b43 driver. While this does now support the card you need to pass a couple options to the driver for it to work
See if this helps
modprobe -r b43 modprobe b43 pio=1 qos=0
options b43 pio=1 qos=0
Alternately, you can use the broadcom wl driver. This is what I'm currently using. For some reason, and this is new, it's started to go into a deep sleep if I leave the computer unattended for a while, and the card won't wake back up until I unload and reload the driver. I haven't figured out what the trouble is yet or if there is a fix, but it's only mildly annoying. Whether you'd suffer the same I couldn't say.
- 12-27-2010 #3
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- Dec 2010
Thanks alot for your help, I did what you said and it works now, though I can't say for how long. I sometimes use some SOCKS5 proxies, so hopefully it wont show.
But I agree broadcom really is a bad choice for linux, unfortunately, I didn't really know much about linux when I bought my netbook.