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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so I got the patch, I applied it to the kernel
Code:
patch -p1 < patch.txt

It said Hunk 1 failed (but the instructions said it was normal).

I edited /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_main.c and added the following where the similar declarations were:
Code:
 { PCI_VENDOR_ID_BROADCOM, 0x4311, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, 0 },


I ran make menuconfig (not sure if I had to), then saved and ran make && make modules_install.

I downloaded the firmware and ran bcm43xx-fwcutter and it went through (with some warnings but no fatal errors).

I ran modprobe bcm43xx && ifconfig eth1 up

And I still don't have eth1.

Sigh. Can anybody explain what's wrong? Likely really slow cuz I still don't know what I'm doing wrong here.


Edit: Yeah, after I took a second look now I see where I might have gone wrong - this is in the ppc forum... DARN. Anyways, I followed all the howtos I found and I still can't get it to work (32 bit Sempron).

Sorry for creating confusion... But any pointers?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, which card do you have exactly? What's the output of
Code:
lspci -n | grep 14e4
? Anything in dmesg?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmesg spits out 3 lines, the first being
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'Null'
ieee8021: 802.11 data/management control stack git-1.1.7

and the last one is some copywright, then it just says

bcm43xx driver

And that's all dmesg has to say.

lspci -n | grep 14e4 shows:

04:00.0 0280 14e4:4321 (rev01)
05:01.0 0200 14e4:169c (rev03)

Edit: since wireless isn't working I can't connect from the "broken" computer so I'm copying all of this by hand (hopefully no typos)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

14e4:4321 is an 802.11a only card and isn't yet supported by this driver (there is no 802.11a support at this time.)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
14e4:4321 is an 802.11a only card and isn't yet supported by this driver (there is no 802.11a support at this time.)


Bummer. I tried with ndiswrapper as well and it's the same thing - all works fine, but there's no wlan or eth interface created.

Are there any prospects of those cards being supported anytime soon?
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Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS480/RS482/RX480/RX482) Chipset - Host bridge (rev 01)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SB400 - AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)
06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
06:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
06:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:09.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller


Code:
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: DMA 0x0200 (RX) max used slots: 0/64
bcm43xx: DMA 0x0260 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA 0x0240 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA 0x0220 (TX) max used slots: 1/512
bcm43xx: DMA 0x0200 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx driver
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:02.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
bcm43xx: Chip ID 0x4318, rev 0x2
bcm43xx: Number of cores: 4
bcm43xx: Core 0: ID 0x800, rev 0xd, vendor 0x4243, enabled
bcm43xx: Core 1: ID 0x812, rev 0x9, vendor 0x4243, enabled
bcm43xx: Core 2: ID 0x804, rev 0xc, vendor 0x4243, enabled
bcm43xx: Core 3: ID 0x80d, rev 0x7, vendor 0x4243, enabled
bcm43xx: PHY connected
bcm43xx: Detected PHY: Version: 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: Radio turned on
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: Chip initialized
bcm43xx: DMA initialized
bcm43xx: 80211 cores initialized
bcm43xx: Keys cleared
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()
APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (radio_attenuation < 10) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_phy.c:1485:bcm43xx_find_lopair()


Can't see any AP now, no idea what happened 8O
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boukyaku:
Perhaps take a look at the APIC errors? I don't see anything wrong in your dmesg.

chronophobic:
802.11a isn't high on our list of things to work on because it's kind of complicated compared to 802.11b/g and most people with 802.11a support have boards that have both an 802.11a PHY and an 802.11b/g PHY (so they can use the current codebase in 802.11b/g mode). 802.11a APs aren't that common either. st3 is currently working on 802.11a support, but there are no completed patches yet. So I guess, there is some hope for the future, but don't expect it to be supported well any time soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't use the AirPort...

I followed the howto (in the first page..)
As firmware I chose wl_apsta.o version 3.31.16.0 (because I can't download the 3.130 ..)

then I typed

# bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o
Code:
 
bcm43xx-fwcutter can cut the firmware out of /home/mamma/Desktop/wl_apsta.o

  filename :  wl_apsta.o
  version  :  3.31.16.0
  MD5      :  dfce35a8b5cb6e53e1ab75342c7e7194

extracting bcm43xx_microcode2.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_microcode4.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_microcode5.fw ...
*****: Sorry, it's not posible to extract "bcm43xx_microcode11.fw".
*****: Extracting firmware from an old driver is bad. Choose a more recent one.
*****: Luckily bcm43xx driver doesn't include microcode11 uploads at the moment.
*****: But this can be added in the future...
extracting bcm43xx_pcm4.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_pcm5.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval01.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval02.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval03.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval04.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval05.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval06.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval07.fw ...
*****: Sorry, initval08 is not available in driver file "/home/mamma/Desktop/wl_apsta.o".
*****: Extracting firmware from an old driver is bad. Choose a more recent one.
*****: Luckily bcm43xx driver doesn't include initval08 uploads at the moment.
*****: But this can be added in the future...
extracting bcm43xx_initval09.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval10.fw ...


then I can load the driver :
Code:

# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
bcm43xx               438548  0
ieee80211softmac       31616  1 bcm43xx
ieee80211              50196  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
ieee80211_crypt         5344  1 ieee80211
sungem                 31460  0
sungem_phy             10208  1 sungem
snd_pcm_oss            53440  0
snd_mixer_oss          19808  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy           2948  0
snd_seq_oss            39380  0
snd_seq_midi_event      6848  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                64424  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          7852  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq


But ... lspci doesn't show the card (it's a cube.. it doesn't have pci I think..)
And.. i don't know which device is!
eth0 is my ethernet card.. and the AirPort??

I tried with eth1, eth2, wlan0, wlan1 .. but it doesn't find the device
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Apple Cube has an Airport 1, not an Airport 2 (the bcm43xx driver). These are supported with the Airport driver in the kernel.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there an Howto??

EDIT:
Hermes chipset?? Right??

What do I need to activate here?
Code:

Networking -->
     <M>   Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
     [*]     Enable full debugging output
     <M>     IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption (802.1x)
     <M>     IEEE 802.11i CCMP support
     <M>     IEEE 802.11i TKIP encryption
     <M>     Software MAC add-on to the IEEE 802.11 networking stack
     [*]       Enable full debugging output

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please read this FAQ question:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#airport

If you still have problems, please make a new thread, this one is for the newer Airport 2 cards.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry... I've noticed only now that the thread name is Native Airport EXTREME driver
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
orethrius:
No, like it says on the first post, we're still working on the 4318. Basically, the TX power was completely changed between 4306 and newer revisions of the chips. We're still working on getting something that will work on both older versions and the newer chipsets. It's taking longer than expected, but we're still working on it. For now, the only thing you can do is to reduce the ammount of outside interference and get closer to your AP. I will let everyone here know when we have a working patch, okay?

Sorry.


I have the 4318, too, and it's working great, except for the distance. But you seem to have made some effort - I tried the driver some moths ago, and I only got ping at <20cm, and since it's in the kernel, it's about one meter, but only if there are no obstacles in between. I'll use ndiswrapper in the meanwhile, until you guys crack that thing, great job, thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
yesterday I tried to get the infamous bcm4318 to work with the native drivers. I finally managed to make wpa_supplicant recognize the device but couldn't get it to connect. Since I couldn't sort out those problems I tried using ndiswrapper... with no effect.
Now I'm trying to get back to the native drivers again, but I'm kinda lost:
modprobe bcm43xx goes through without errors, BUT:
neither iwconfig nor ifconfig show the device.
dmesg says:
bcm43xx driver
and nothing else. No errors - nothing.
When I was first writing this message I did lspci to post the output, but to my surprise, instead of the wifi card it said:
02:02.0 Serial bus controller [000c]: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 0000 (rev 02)
I checked and found out that this is before and after modprobe. I'm guessing something went wrong when loading the firmware... but shouldn't that be reset after reboot?
I'm stuck. Anyone else experience problems when going back and forth between native drivers and ndiswrapper?
Thanks

Device: bcm43xx rev. 3 (I think)
kernel: 2.6.17-gentoo-r4
firmware: wl_apsta.o, 3.130.20.0
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello could anyone help me.

I can't emerge bcm43xxx-fwcutter. First it said that the ebuild is masked after I do with that said in FAQ, it said that some file sizes hadn't matched. What can I do with it?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kostico wrote:

I can't emerge bcm43xxx-fwcutter. First it said that the ebuild is masked after I do with that said in FAQ, it said that some file sizes hadn't matched. What can I do with it?


I assume you tried:
Code:

rm /usr/portage/distfiles/bcm43xx-fwcutter-*


If it still fails, the portage digests are wrong, and you could do a few unorthodox tricks..... 8O
But since fwcutter's digest is fine right now (I just emerged it), the normal approach should work instead:
Code:

# emerge --sync
# echo 'net-wireless/bcm43xx-fwcutter ~ppc' >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
# emerge net-wireless/bcm43xx-fwcutter

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

EDIT:
I got it working fine. Turns out I just wasn't running wpa_supplicant correctly, and the signal strength of the other open networks was very low.
I'm now sitting in my kitchen, using my wireless network with gentoo! Very cool.



First, I just want to say that this is some amazing RE work.. my compliments! :]

I've got an iBook G4 1.33ghz (12") with a fresh gentoo install on it, and I figured I'd try giving the airport extreme driver a go. I compiled my kernel with bcm43xx support fine, compiled bcm43xx-fwcutter fine, got my AppleAirPort2 firmware extracted fine, and even got ifconfig to bring the interface up. (Gentoo sees eth0 as ethernet and eth1 as the airport)

I can run "iwlist eth1 scan" fine, and it even shows a list of all the wireless networks I can connect to (yay), but all their signal strengths are in the negative dB range..

Anyway, the problem is, I can assign an essid, channel number, key (open), etc. with iwconfig, but the signal strength always shows up as "0" when I run "ifconfig eth1". dhcpcd times out when I try "dhcpcd eth1", so I'm not sure of the problem.. Is there some issue with the driver I'm using? I'm running the 2.6.17-gentoo-r5 kernel.

the strange thing is, everything seems to work fine until I try to connect to a network.. it can scan for networks, etc., but it doens't seem to let me connect. Also, how would I specify WPA encryption with iwconfig? I've got wpa_supplicant, but I'm not sure how to specify that encryption type.. I've just been using my neighbors open network to test this out anyway.


Thanks again for all the hard work put into this driver!

Alex
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I'm having trouble with the drivers on my Compaq Presario 2108CL. The wireless card is a Broadcom 4306 device (14e4:4320). The device is recognized and everything appears to be fine, but it will not acquire an IP address from my router. I am using WEP on my router, and have everything set properly using the iwconfig commands.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@xathin:
This may sound silly, but after connecting and running a dhcp client, try setting the card's rate, txpower, and channel, over and over (intervals of 5 seconds is good). My card, also a 4306 (but on an Apple), had a bug of "drifting" between channel freqs., and other such weirdness.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi timotheus

Do you mean that while the dhcp is trying to connect? Or after dhcp has run and failed?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried both..when dhcpcd was running, and after it had run, with no success. I noticed that when I do '# iwconfig eth1 rate auto', the bitrate is always 11Mb/s. I can set it to 54Mb/s, but everytime I boot, it seems to always go back to the 11Mb/s.

Also, SoftMAC tries to authenticate with the router, but fails.

Code:
bcm43xx: Keys cleared
SoftMAC: Queueing Authentication Request to 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8
SoftMAC: cannot associate without being authenticated, requested authentication
SoftMAC: Sent Authentication Request to 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8.
SoftMAC: Sent Authentication Request to 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8.
SoftMAC: Sent Authentication Request to 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8.
SoftMAC: Sent Authentication Request to 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8.
SoftMAC: Sent Authentication Request to 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8.
SoftMAC: Authentication timed out with 00:0f:66:94:f7:e8
SoftMAC: cannot associate without being authenticated, requested authentication
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try setting the rate lower and getting closer to the AP. We still don't have the power stuff figured out yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tried with 1Mb/s, didn't work. And if i move it any closer, the router will be sitting on my laptop. I tried removing the WEP from my router to see if there was a problem with that, and SoftMAC still tries to authenticate, and still fails.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried getting this driver to work on an HP Laptop with a 4318 w-lan card.

I used a variety of different firmwares, most recently BCWL564, always with the same result.

After I go
Code:
ifconfig eth1 up
the WLAN light comes on, but I get the following dmesg output

Code:
bcm43xx: Radio turned on
bcm43xx: Chip initialized
bcm43xx: DMA initialized
bcm43xx: 80211 cores initialized
bcm43xx: Keys cleared
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready


iwconfig sees the card fine, but when I go
Code:
iwlist eth1 scan
I get
Code:
eth1      No scan results


I know for a fact that both my and my neighbor's WLAN are working, because I have connected to either one using my palm.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, I'm having some trouble with bcm43xx drivers too. I'm on a R3000 laptop (Compaq) and my wireless card is a bcm4306 rev 3. I posted in the network forum and I gathered all the information about my system and what's happening with my bcm driver there: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-495952.html

Can you take a look at this?

Thank you for any help

Cheers,
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