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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Tangling b43 wireless to high level network management Reply with quote

Hi,
A b43 module (ibook, airport extreme), works, since the following code
Code:

ip link set dev wlan0 up
iw dev wlan0 connect -w SSID

creates a working connection (i.e. I am able to surf internet via the wireless).

But I can't cause this wlan0 to be managed by (preferable) Network manager (or wcid would be good too).

What am I missing? Those tools should have taken control of the interface automatically, at least that what I observed on Debian...

Also tools of the family 'iwconfig' don't detect any wireless extension, only the relatively new 'iw' knob works.

Is there any kernel related problem with b43 driver that prevents 'simple tools' to 'just work'? (i.e. with the firmware installation using b43-fwcutter as described on linuxwireless.org)

Thanks,
Dima.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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