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Hi, I am having some difficulty connecting to my wireless hub with WAP enabled from my Compaq C700 notebook with built-in BCM4311 wireless. Can an expert look at my syslog ...
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    FC8 / BCM4311 in Compaq: Does this look ok/not?


    Hi,

    I am having some difficulty connecting to my wireless hub with WAP enabled from my Compaq C700 notebook with built-in BCM4311 wireless. Can an expert look at my syslog output and tell me if I am working in the right direction? I am worried about the couple of error messages and wondering if I need to do some extra config.

    Thanks.



    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost NetworkManager: <info> wlan0: Device is fully-supported using driver 'b43-pci-bridge'.
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): exporting device as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_1a_73_d1_a4_5a
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost NetworkManager: <info> Now managing wireless (802.11) device 'wlan0'.
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost NetworkManager: <info> Bringing up device wlan0
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode13.fw" not found or load failed.
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware (version 4).
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost NetworkManager: <info> Deactivating device wlan0.
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost netplugd[1924]: No interface name
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost netplugd[1924]: Callback failed
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost netplugd[1924]: No interface name
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost netplugd[1924]: Callback failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagnagnag View Post
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode13.fw" not found or load failed.
    Jan 13 00:31:10 localhost kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware (version 4).
    This pretty much says it all.

    The Broadcom chipsets need firmware loaded to run. You can try the one that it says to download, or you can extract it from your Windows driver yourself. You will need to install b43-fwcutter or the earlier version bcm43xx-fwcutter. The firmware usually goes in the /lib/firmware folder.

    You also can use NDISwrapper to drive Broadcom chipsets. The b43 module would need to be blacklisted in order for NDISwrapper to work.
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