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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check that you enabled aes/tkip encrypt. support in ieee802.11 stack
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerald wrote:
check that you enabled aes/tkip encrypt. support in ieee802.11 stack


Check and for some reason I did not have it compiled in. compiled it, rebooted and still no success :(
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you paste in the crypto and wifi sections of your kernel please?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
Can you paste in the crypto and wifi sections of your kernel please?


Code:
#
# Cryptographic options
#
CONFIG_CRYPTO=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_ALGAPI=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_BLKCIPHER=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER=y
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_HMAC is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_XCBC is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_NULL is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD4 is not set
CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD5=y
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA1 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA256 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA512 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_WP512 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_TGR192 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_GF128MUL is not set
CONFIG_CRYPTO_ECB=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_CBC=m
CONFIG_CRYPTO_PCBC=m
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_LRW is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_DES is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_FCRYPT is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_BLOWFISH is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_TWOFISH is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_TWOFISH_X86_64 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_SERPENT is not set
CONFIG_CRYPTO_AES=y
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_AES_X86_64 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAST5 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAST6 is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_TEA is not set
CONFIG_CRYPTO_ARC4=y
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_KHAZAD is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_ANUBIS is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_DEFLATE is not set
CONFIG_CRYPTO_MICHAEL_MIC=y
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_CRC32C is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAMELLIA is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_TEST is not set


Code:
#
# Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
#
CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y
# CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS_RTNETLINK is not set

#
# Obsolete Wireless cards support (pre-802.11)
#
# CONFIG_STRIP is not set

#
# Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support
#
# CONFIG_IPW2100 is not set
# CONFIG_IPW2200 is not set
# CONFIG_AIRO is not set
# CONFIG_HERMES is not set
# CONFIG_ATMEL is not set

#
# Prism GT/Duette 802.11(a/b/g) PCI/Cardbus support
#
# CONFIG_PRISM54 is not set
# CONFIG_USB_ZD1201 is not set
# CONFIG_HOSTAP is not set
CONFIG_BCM43XX=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_DEBUG=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_PIO=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA_AND_PIO_MODE=y
# CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA_MODE is not set
# CONFIG_BCM43XX_PIO_MODE is not set
# CONFIG_ZD1211RW is not set
CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the enctyption has to be activated under 'netwoking' if possible not as modules, within the so called "Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack"
those two parts of the .config are the crypto option part of the kernel (nothing to do with the networking crypto) and the other one is only the wlan drivers for several cards, based on the beforementioned netwoking stack

Code:
CONFIG_IEEE80211=y
# CONFIG_IEEE80211_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_WEP=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_CCMP=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_TKIP=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC=y
# CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT=y


(from 2.6.21 .config)
the options in the 2.6.21 .config are near the bluetooth options
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerald wrote:
the enctyption has to be activated under 'netwoking' if possible not as modules, within the so called "Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack"
those two parts of the .config are the crypto option part of the kernel (nothing to do with the networking crypto) and the other one is only the wlan drivers for several cards, based on the beforementioned netwoking stack

Code:
CONFIG_IEEE80211=y
# CONFIG_IEEE80211_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_WEP=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_CCMP=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_TKIP=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC=y
# CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT=y


(from 2.6.21 .config)
the options in the 2.6.21 .config are near the bluetooth options


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have "Where 4318 is the card version. Note that many 4306 cards return 4320 instead of 4306".
Mine and many others with 4309 will report 4324.
Please add to help others.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sedrik wrote:

Code:

eapol_version=2



i've just seen, did you ever try with eapol_version=1 ?
i use it with version 1
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerald wrote:
Sedrik wrote:

Code:

eapol_version=2



i've just seen, did you ever try with eapol_version=1 ?
i use it with version 1


OMG!!! :D:D

That solved it :):):):)

Thanks all for your great support =)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'ning all,

I see with excitement that devicescape has made it into gentoo-sources-2.6.22! However, since the bcm43xx option is only visible when the SoftMAC stack is enabled, I assume that (for the moment) that's the only stack it is configured in-kernel to use.

Is this correct? If not, how can I make it choose devicescape/mac80211 over SoftMAC? If yes, will we see it support devicescape (either exclusively or with the ability to choose either stack) sometime soon?

Also (yes, I always ask this) any developments on Ad-hoc support?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the stack itself is merged, there are no drivers that use it in the mainline kernel yet. SoftMAC is still the preferred stack for bcm43xx unless you're interested in helping to develop it. If you want to try the mac80211 driver, get the wireless-dev git tree. For the 4306, mac80211 should work okay, just a little slower and less TX power. 4311 and 4318 work, but not as well as with SoftMAC. However, you should be able to use AdHoc in mac80211.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sedrik wrote:
-Craig- wrote:
...
It seems to work! I'm just wondering why the message "Warning: Driver for device eth3 has been compiled with version 22" ... appears...any hints?


I would guess that it is because you are using the newly released 22 kernel but the wireless-tools package doesn't support it yet? Anyway that's my wild guess.

I get the same error message btw, everything seems to work fine tough


Yep, but the newer version is still masked...

Adding the line:

net-wireless/wireless-tools ~x86

to /etc/portage/package.keywords and then doing an:

emerge net-wireless/wireless-tools

fixes it on my x86 system (by installing version net-wireless/wireless-tools-29_pre22 of wireless-tools).

Beware that this newer version is still masked and might therefore have problems in it. Presumably...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IT WORKS!!

Oh god. I now wasted 5 days just too find out that I had a type-o...

I had /lib/fireware instead of /lib/firmware so I always got the error:
Code:
bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.


So I recomment everyone who has the same error to check your spelling again.

Code:
cd /tmp
wget http://www.zcentric.com/brcmDrv340rc100a.zip
unzip brcmDrv340rc100a.zip
bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware /tmp/bcmwl5.sys


If running the fwcutter gives you a similar error like this:
Code:
extracting bcm43xx_microcode2.fw ...
/lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode2.fw: No such file or directory

It is most likely that somewhere is a type-o.

Thanks to all of you for this great driver/software/support and everything else!
Nice Job

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new wireless tools has some fixes for 64 bit systems and SSID issues. If you're not having any problems with your current version of wireless-tools, the warning is harmless.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
psihodelia:
koprimer:

Make sure that you are using the latest patchset. If you're still having problems, try turning down the speed, it gets more reliable at lower speeds. The transmission power problems still haven't been 100% fixed, so in a noisy environment (like at university), the slower the better. Personally, I usually try connecting at 11M first. If that doesn't work, 1M usually works if the signal is adequate.


I was wrong, setting a static IP doesn't seem to fix my connection drops. In fact it's been constantly reoccurring since I last posted. Even setting the rate to 11M or 1M hasn't worked at all. The connection just seems to drop after so long of inactivity and wpa_supplicant is unable to then reassociate for some reason. I even updated my gentoo-sources (to the current stable release, 2.6.21-r4) and larry's patches, but that didn't seem to help anything.

After investigating this problem a little bit more, I'm starting to think that maybe this problem is related to wpa_supplicant and the wireless tools and not the bcm43xx driver (but who knows, I'm not the one developing these tools). My findings show that as soon as the connection is disconnected, iwconfig no longer reports my WPA key. So I check the status of wpa_cli, and I notice wpa_supplicant trying to reassociate, though it's failing. After executing the following commands, I'm able to then reconnect successful:
Code:
# wpa_cli disconnect
# ifconfig eth1 down
# ifconfig eth1 up
# iwconfig eth1 rate 11M # threw this in just to show that I am doing this
# sleep 5
# wpa_cli reassociate

As soon as I call these commands, my interface is back up online with an IP and iwconfig successfully reports my WPA key. I didn't have to reconfigure or restart wpa_supplicant. So there's obviously something going on with the wireless tools when using wpa_supplicant.

Edit: The above commands won't fix my connection drops, it just allows me to reassociate without having to restart wpa_supplicant. My connection still drops after so long.

JoseJX, have anymore suggestions? Your help has been very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have some problems with disconnecting WPA networks. For me, using wpa_gui solved my problem, so I suggest that you try using it. It uses Qt 4, so it doesn't require any KDE 3.x libs and can actually blend with my GNOME desktop. :-)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koprimer:
Is the AP dropping you? (does dmesg say anoything about disassociations?) You may want to try the mac80211 driver and see if it helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Hey Guys!
Thanks to you folks my Dell Inspirion 6400 works all out of the box without any M4 crappy parts!

Only problem i encountered so far is with supend2-sources-2.6.22, when resuming from hibernate or suspend to ram. But a rmmod bcm43xx && modprobe bcm43xx works fine. Using my bcm4311 with Networkmanager ;-)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to get wireless networking through the 2.6.20-gentoo-r2 x86-64 kernel working
I have a Acer Aaspire L100
with
04:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

I had it running with the ndiswrapper, but thought it would be nicer to use a kernel driver.

I noticed that the
Authentication : "shared key" on my access point how can I tell the driver that that is what I'm using?
This are the dmesg outputs and iwconfig outputs

acer music # dmesg |grep bcm43
bcm43xx driver
bcm43xx: Chip ID 0x4318, rev 0x2
bcm43xx: Number of cores: 4
bcm43xx: Core 0: ID 0x800, rev 0xd, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: Core 1: ID 0x812, rev 0x9, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: Core 2: ID 0x804, rev 0xc, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: Core 3: ID 0x80d, rev 0x7, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: PHY connected
bcm43xx: Detected PHY: Analog: 3, Type 2, Revision 7
bcm43xx: Detected Radio: ID: 8205017f (Manuf: 17f Ver: 2050 Rev: 8)
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: PHY connected
bcm43xx: Microcode rev 0x123, pl 0x21 (2005-01-22 19:48:06)
bcm43xx: Radio turned on
bcm43xx: Radio enabled by hardware
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1489:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1489:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1489:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: Chip initialized
bcm43xx: 32-bit DMA initialized
bcm43xx: Keys cleared
bcm43xx: Selected 802.11 core (phytype 2)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1489:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: set security called, .level = 0, .enabled = 0, .encrypt = 0
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x0200 (RX) max used slots: 1/64
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x02A0 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x0280 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x0260 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x0240 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x0220 (TX) max used slots: 2/512
bcm43xx: DMA-32 0x0200 (TX) max used slots: 0/512



acer music # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 22
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 20.
Some things may be broken...

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"weis" Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:19:5B:06:6C:3C
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=-256 dBm Noise level=-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


struct bcm43xx_lopair * bcm43xx_find_lopair(struct bcm43xx_private *bcm,
u16 baseband_attenuation,
u16 radio_attenuation,
u16 tx)
{
static const u8 dict[10] = { 11, 10, 11, 12, 13, 12, 13, 12, 13, 12 };
struct bcm43xx_phyinfo *phy = bcm43xx_current_phy(bcm);

if (baseband_attenuation > 6)
baseband_attenuation = 6;
assert(radio_attenuation < 10);

if (tx == 3) {
return bcm43xx_get_lopair(phy,
radio_attenuation,
baseband_attenuation);
}
return bcm43xx_get_lopair(phy, dict[radio_attenuation], baseband_attenuation);
}

/etc/conf.d/net looks like this

modules_eth1="iwconfig"
essid_eth1="weis"
ap_eth1="00:19:56:06:6C:3C"
key_weis="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" restricted
config_eth1=("dhcp")

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I've been trying for a few days to get this wireless card working in my laptop, and having problems with it still.

Laptop: Compaq Presario F572
Device IDs: 14e4:4311 (rev 02)
PHY: Analog 4, Type 2, Revision 9

I've tried kernel 2.6.20 and 2.6.22, both with and without Larry's patches, and in .22, I've tried both the old-style "Generic 802.11" stack, and the new mac80211 stack. With the mac80211 stack in .22, I applied Larry's BCM4301_for_2.6.22.patch. The module loads and recognizes my card, but reports that I have an unsupported PHY. Apparently the "Revision 9" of the PHY is not supported yet.

Is there anything I can do to get this card to work? When using the 2.6.20 kernel, it would at least recognize it as a network card, but iwconfig never keeps my essid (if i enter essid "linksys", then iwconfig reports ESSID: "l", as if it only takes the first character). I also was not able to scan for APs, nor associate to my AP.

I'm not sure what else to try. There are so many variations and possibilities out there, plus so many revisions of the 43xx card, AND so many versions of the 4311 card alone, that I have no idea what works with what, and which drivers will work with my card. Plus I'm not sure if I'm applying the patches properly based on what I need.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madCoder|GN:
That card is a brand new revision. We've only just learned about it about a week ago. It requires new firmware and a whole bunch of other changes. Until we figure out what's needed and document it, it's unsupported, sorry.

Everyone else:
The mac80211 version of the driver will be hitting mainline next kernel revision: 2.6.24. Most of the power issues with bcm4318 are worked around (not quite as well as OSX/Windows, but better than the current driver). If you're feeling adventuresome, please give the mac80211 driver a try. You can get the latest version from the wireless-dev git branch. Have fun. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jose. As I mentioned last night on Freenode, I was able to get it working with ndiswrapper finally. At first I was trying the driver that Compaq provides on their website, but that didn't work. When I looked up the "rev02" version of the card on ndiswrapper's website, they provided a link to a different driver that did work for it.

Please relay to Michael / Larry that, once development starts on the new Rev 9 driver, I'm willing to test if they do not have the hardware. Or same to you if you need anything from the hardware.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's not a whole new driver, just fixes to add support for the new firmware. But I'll let you know here when that's ready. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are Larry's patches still needed with kernel-2.6.22-r2 ( gentoo-sources )?
Shouldn't they be included in the gentoo-sources patch set?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the driver has stabilized quite a bit recently, so I'd be less inclined to include the patches since they'll show up in the next revision anyway. Currently, the best version of the driver to use is the mac80211 port from wireless-dev with the patches posted recently:

https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/bcm43xx-dev/2007-August/005290.html
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/bcm43xx-dev/2007-August/005294.html
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