b43 problem BCM94311MCG
I installed slackware 12.1 (18.104.22.168-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
whan I do
1. /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan_start
it gives me that:
(no ip given and turns the wifi of again)
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
dmeg shows me that:
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.
lsmod | grep b43:
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
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
Is ndiswrapper is better?
# ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
#NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
# Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
# Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
# Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
# Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M
# Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
# RTS threshold : off, 500
# Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
# Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
# iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
# iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
any suggestions ?
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.
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 !!! :)
No problem. Sorry that I was not able to help out but glade to hear you got it working.