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I installed slackware 12.1 (2.6.24.5-smp) on my laptop(Dell 6400), I was able to configure most of the stuff ,but presently I'm stuck on the wireless (in windows wifi works). I ...
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    Arrow b43 problem BCM94311MCG


    I installed slackware 12.1 (2.6.24.5-smp) on my laptop(Dell 6400), I was able to configure most of the stuff ,but presently I'm stuck on the wireless (in windows wifi works). I installed the firmware of b43 v.4 that what I needed the dmesg show me that (I fixed it). Now I'm not able to bring the wireless on.
    1-At boot it search for DHCP to get an adreess
    2-It does not get one it turns the wifi down
    then
    whan I do
    1. /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan_start
    it gives me that:
    Code:
    Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
        SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
    Polling for DHCP server on interface wlan0:
    No carrier detected on wlan0.  Reducing DHCP timeout to 10 seconds.
    dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:16:cf:8c:9f:27
    (no ip given and turns the wifi of again)

    dmeg shows me that:
    Code:
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input15
    Registered led device: b43-phy0:tx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0:rx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0:radio
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
    b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
    b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
    lspci:
    Code:
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
    lsmod | grep b43:
    Code:
    b43                   113568  0
    rfkill                  9488  2 rfkill_input,b43
    mac80211              122124  1 b43
    led_class               7300  1 b43
    input_polldev           7304  1 b43
    ssb                    32516  2 b43,b44
    pcmcia                 35884  2 b43,ssb
    pcmcia_core            35988  2 b43,pcmcia
    my inet1.conf:
    Code:
    IPADDR[0]=""
    NETMASK[0]=""
    USE_DHCP[0]="yes"
    DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]=""
    
    IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
    #IPADDR[4]=""
    #NETMASK[4]=""
    USE_DHCP[4]="yes"
    #DHCP_HOSTNAME[4]=""
    WLAN_ESSID[4]="5656"
    WLAN_MODE[4]=Managed
    WLAN_RATE[4]="54M auto"
    WLAN_CHANNEL[4]="1"
    WLAN_KEY[4]="#########"
    
    GATEWAY="192.168.1.1"
    my rc.wireless.conf:
    Code:
    00:16:cf:8c:9f:27)
       INFO="My ESSID"
       # ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
        ESSID="5656"
        #NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
        #NWID=""
        # Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
        MODE="auto"
        # Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
        #FREQ="2.422G"
        #CHANNEL="1"
        # Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
        #SENS=""
        # Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M
        #RATE="auto"
        # Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
        KEY="##########"
        # RTS threshold : off, 500
        #RTS=""
        # Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
        #FRAG=""
        # Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
        #IWCONFIG=""
        # iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
        #IWSPY=""
        # iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
        #IWPRIV=""
        ;;
    esac
    Is ndiswrapper is better?
    any suggestions ?
    please help

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    I get some of the same errors but there nothing to worry about. The way I get my wifi working is by going in to the shell and typeing. Sorry if did not uderstand some of the erros and are some thing to worry about.

    su -- for superuser
    ifconfig wlan0 up -- just to make sher that my Wifi is up and running
    iwconfig wlan0 essid "" -- ok you in the "" you can ether type your net work name or type any to detect the frist network it finds me I use my net work name.
    iwconfig key "" -- encript key gos in "" if the network has wep
    iwconfig ap auto -- now you can. I use auto because it faster then typeing in the mac key my self
    dhcpcd wlan0 -- to get my ip

    remimber you have to be in ether Superuser or root to use ifconfig iwconfig or dhcpcd. I dont know why but when in normal user it says that command not found
    could just be my own problem or others as well. Hope this helps.

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    thank you for replying Silverbain, but it did not help.

    What help me is that I installed wicd downloaded for slackbuilds.org

    and added a few lines in rc.local for wicd also described on slackbuilds.org and it is working ok now

    thank you again !!!

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    No problem. Sorry that I was not able to help out but glade to hear you got it working.

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