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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:05 am    Post subject: NIC not showing in ifconfig Reply with quote

I have a linksys WMP300n wireless card, that's a pci card. I have the drivers for it and it seems to be using them as the card is being identified through "lspci -v" and is using the broadcom b43 driver but I can only see my ethernet through "ifconfig -a". Any help would be appreciated.

I've also been looking to get a new cheap wireless card as I just took this one out of my old computer which is pretty old. Is there any suggestions for a good brand that provides good drivers for linux ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you downloaded and installed firmware?
pls post lspci -v output for the card
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/#Comparison_of_recent_drivers
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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04:01.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
Subsystem: Linksys Device 0060
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
Memory at fa900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also yes I installed the firmware still it isn't appearing. (emerge b43-firmware)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmesg got any hints? should be near bottom

new cheap wireless card -- I like ralink chips outfit named encore was making nice cheap ralink chip based -- no trouble in 4 years 3 pci, 2usb. broadcom can be good but you never know which chip you'll get.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some stuff related in dmesg.

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b43-phy0: Broadcom 4321 WLAN found (core revision 11)
b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 5, Type 4, Revision 1)
b43: probe of ssb0:0 failed with error -95
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PML ]


Also thanks for the suggestion ! I've had this card for a while and it always gives me trouble on w7 and linux ( other distros ).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i decided to try the the windows drivers as they worked on another linux distro using ndiswrapper, but I am having problems emerging it.

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/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c: In function 'NdisGetCurrentProcessorCounts':
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c:2657:24: error: 'struct kernel_stat' has no member named 'cpustat'
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c:2658:31: error: 'struct kernel_stat' has no member named 'cpustat'
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c:2659:17: error: 'struct kernel_stat' has no member named 'cpustat'

* ERROR: net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57 failed (compile phase):
* emake failed
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