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I have the following two: Ralink 3290 on my HP laptop, and also Broadcom BCM4321 on my 2008 13" MacBook. I tried the Linux driver of the Ralink, too many ...
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    Angry Wireless help


    I have the following two: Ralink 3290 on my HP laptop, and also Broadcom BCM4321 on my 2008 13" MacBook. I tried the Linux driver of the Ralink, too many errors on my Centos 6.4 even I follow the instructions in README (I am not software engineer). The same story with BCM4321. I have used an ASUS adapter a few months and was able to get it work, but on RHEL6.3, it does not like to connect to the WiFi station, I had to try >20 times to get it connected, so I returned it!

    I check the site very carefully, still have no clue where to start.

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    Please post (in separate messages for each system) the output from the commands "lspci" and "lsusb". We'll get you sorted out, but it may take a few days - just be patient!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Please post (in separate messages for each system) the output from the commands "lspci" and "lsusb". We'll get you sorted out, but it may take a few days - just be patient!
    SORRY: I can't post http link yet!

    My OS is Centos 6.4 (64bit), kernel 2.6.32-358
    This is what I get:
    [root@apple ~]# /sbin/lspci | grep Network
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)

    I tried this
    [root@apple ~]# lspci -vnn -d 14e4:
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)

    then I followed instructions posted here: wireless dot kernel dot org/en/users/Drivers/b43#other_distros
    as of right now, b43-fwcutter is already on my machine, checking the website, it says my wireless is only partially supported.

    then I read this: If you are using the b43 driver from older kernel:

    [root@apple ~]# export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    [root@apple ~]# wget http : // mirror2 dot openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2
    [root@apple ~]# tar xjf broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2
    [root@apple ~]# b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3/driver/wl_apsta/wl_prebuilt.o

    then I receive this message:
    Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
    This file has an unknown MD5sum 490d4e149ecc45eb1a91f06aa75be071.

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    I always get errors like these, they are part of the list of errors: (I hate RedHat, why not produce some real drivers? relying on un[aid volunteers is not good idea!!!!

    05/include/wifi.h:353: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:356: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:356: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:359: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:359: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h: In function ‘get_sa’:
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:374: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:374: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:377: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:377: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:380: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:380: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:383: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:383: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h: In function ‘get_hdr_bssid’:
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:397: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:397: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:400: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:400: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:403: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size
    /home/jap85/Desktop/rt/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/wifi.h:403: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size

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