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    debian(lenny) wireless doesn't work after reboot.


    My chipset is Broadcom 4311

    $ lspci|grep Network
    01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)

    I follows this link to setup wireless

    Everything is fine. I got neighbouring wireless networks after finishing those steps.

    But after I reboot, it seems the setting is gone. There is no wireless network.
    When I checked /var/log/messages, the following warning words show up every few seconds:
    Nov 1 21:36:16 Debian kernel: [ 268.307305] input: b43-phy0 as /class/input/input19
    Nov 1 21:36:16 Debian kernel: [ 268.366991] firmware: requesting b43/ucode13.fw

    Each after reboot, I have to manually type:
    #modprobe wl
    #ifconfig eth1 up

    to get it work. And the above warning words appeared.

    PS: I use "eth1" instead of "wlan0" because when I type "iwconfig" it shows:
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"" Nickname:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Managementmode:All packets received
    Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-98 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    Thanks a lot for your help!!!!!

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    Nov 1 21:36:16 Debian kernel: [ 268.366991] firmware
    : requesting b43/ucode13.fw
    It looks like it's trying to use the b43 driver and firmware. Make sure you blacklist b43.
    KernelModuleBlacklisting - Debian Wiki

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