Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1 current - Slackware

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  1. Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1 current

    I'm trying to configure wireless on the setup above.

    Lspci reports the following:

    10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
    (rev 02)

    10:00.0 0280: 14e4:4312 (rev 02)

    I'm running Slackware current kernel version 12.1 2.6.24.4-smp i686

    I've followed the instructions on http://linuxwireless.org/ and used
    b43 cutter to install firnware for the card. I'm currently trying to
    get a connection without security before I try and implement security.
    I can't get a response from http://linuxwireless.org/ at the minute,
    but I vaguely recall seeing that the 4312 wasn't supported, but I've
    had some limited success so it may be. I know it can be done with
    ndiswrapper too, and that may be my next step.

    Anyway, as I've mentioned, I think I have some limited success.

    If bring up wlan0, ifconfig reports this:

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:1A:73C
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-1A-73-DC-6C-6F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    iRX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    and iwlist wlan0 scan reports this:

    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:**:**:**:**:**
    ESSID:"*****"
    Mode:Master
    Channel:5
    Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
    Quality=88/100 Signal level=-47 dBm Noise level=-73 dBm
    Encryption keyff
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
    6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
    36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Extra:tsf=00000010d189a2d5

    Cell 02 - Address: 00:**:**:**:**:**
    ESSID:"SKY79516"
    Mode:Master
    Channel:6
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    Quality=55/100 Signal level=-88 dBm Noise level=-73 dBm
    Encryption keyn
    IE: WPA Version 1
    Group Cipher : TKIP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
    48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Extra:tsf=00000002b2b0cd81


    which correctly reports my wireless access point as Cell01, and I guess
    a neighbour's as cell2. I've removed anything that can used to
    identify. This seems to show it's working to an extent and from this
    point I don't know whether it's a networking or wireless issue.

    I've edited rc.inet1.conf

    ##Example config information for wlan0. Uncomment the lines you need and
    fill in your info. (You may not need all of these for your wireless
    network)
    IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
    IPADDR[4]=""
    #NETMASK[4]=""
    USE_DHCP[4]="yes"
    DHCP_HOSTNAME[4]="Pscylo"
    #DHCP_KEEPRESOLV[4]="yes"
    #DHCP_KEEPNTP[4]="yes"
    #DHCP_KEEPGW[4]="yes"
    #DHCP_IPADDR[4]=""
    WLAN_ESSID[4]=******
    WLAN_MODE[4]=Managed
    ##WLAN_RATE[4]="54M auto"
    WLAN_CHANNEL[4]="5"
    ##WLAN_KEY[4]="D5AD1F04ACF048EC2D0B1C80C7"
    ##WLAN_IWPRIV[4]="AuthMode=WPAPSK EncrypType=TKIP WPAPSK=7B1ABEEB5D197741923ED26727569C365E31212096A 0EAFAD563B268BAD01CAF TxRate=0"
    #WLAN_WPA[4]="wpa_supplicant"
    #WLAN_WPADRIVER[4]="ndiswrapper"

    and on startup, it says something about polling for an IP address at
    which point it says no carrier detected and consequently no connection
    is made.

    I don't know whether I've set the network up wrong, or if it is the card.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction even to the point that you
    can tell me what files I need to look in to troubleshoot I will be
    extremely grateful. I would post the messages I get on startup, but I
    don't know where I would find the output. It doesn't appear to show
    anywhere in /var/logs (whether dmesg or anythng else).

    I'm not quite a newby, but I'm still finding my feet a bit; of course YOMV .
    Have always gone Redhat previosuly, but this time I want to learn.

    Ta
    --
    Pscylo

    On a mission to remove Windows from work and home machines. Too many to
    pay license fees for.

  2. Re: Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1current

    On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:38:40 +0000, Pscylo wrote:

    > I'm trying to configure wireless on the setup above.
    >
    > Lspci reports the following:
    >
    > 10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
    > (rev 02)
    >
    > 10:00.0 0280: 14e4:4312 (rev 02)
    >
    > I'm running Slackware current kernel version 12.1 2.6.24.4-smp i686
    >
    > I've followed the instructions on http://linuxwireless.org/ and used b43
    > cutter to install firnware for the card. I'm currently trying to get a
    > connection without security before I try and implement security. I can't
    > get a response from http://linuxwireless.org/ at the minute, but I
    > vaguely recall seeing that the 4312 wasn't supported, but I've had some
    > limited success so it may be. I know it can be done with ndiswrapper
    > too, and that may be my next step.
    >
    > Anyway, as I've mentioned, I think I have some limited success.
    >
    > If bring up wlan0, ifconfig reports this:
    >
    > lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    > inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    > inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    > UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0
    > overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    >
    > wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:1A:73C UP BROADCAST MULTICAST
    > MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX
    > packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0
    > txqueuelen:1000
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    >
    > wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr
    > 00-00-00-1A-73-DC-6C-6F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 UP BROADCAST RUNNING
    > MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 iRX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
    > frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    >
    > and iwlist wlan0 scan reports this:
    >
    > wlan0 Scan completed :
    > Cell 01 - Address: 00:**:**:**:**:**
    > ESSID:"*****"
    > Mode:Master
    > Channel:5
    > Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
    > Quality=88/100 Signal level=-47 dBm Noise level=-73 dBm Encryption keyff
    > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12
    > Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    > Extra:tsf=00000010d189a2d5
    >
    > Cell 02 - Address: 00:**:**:**:**:**
    > ESSID:"SKY79516"
    > Mode:Master
    > Channel:6
    > Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    > Quality=55/100 Signal level=-88 dBm Noise level=-73 dBm Encryption keyn
    > IE: WPA Version 1
    > Group Cipher : TKIP
    > Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
    > Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18
    > Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    > Extra:tsf=00000002b2b0cd81
    >
    >
    > which correctly reports my wireless access point as Cell01, and I guess
    > a neighbour's as cell2. I've removed anything that can used to identify.
    > This seems to show it's working to an extent and from this point I don't
    > know whether it's a networking or wireless issue.
    >
    > I've edited rc.inet1.conf
    >
    > ##Example config information for wlan0. Uncomment the lines you need and
    > fill in your info. (You may not need all of these for your wireless
    > network)
    > IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
    > IPADDR[4]=""
    > #NETMASK[4]=""
    > USE_DHCP[4]="yes"
    > DHCP_HOSTNAME[4]="Pscylo"
    > #DHCP_KEEPRESOLV[4]="yes"
    > #DHCP_KEEPNTP[4]="yes"
    > #DHCP_KEEPGW[4]="yes"
    > #DHCP_IPADDR[4]=""
    > WLAN_ESSID[4]=******
    > WLAN_MODE[4]=Managed
    > ##WLAN_RATE[4]="54M auto"
    > WLAN_CHANNEL[4]="5"
    > ##WLAN_KEY[4]="D5AD1F04ACF048EC2D0B1C80C7"
    > ##WLAN_IWPRIV[4]="AuthMode=WPAPSK EncrypType=TKIP
    > WPAPSK=7B1ABEEB5D197741923ED26727569C365E31212096A 0EAFAD563B268BAD01CAF
    > TxRate=0" #WLAN_WPA[4]="wpa_supplicant"
    > #WLAN_WPADRIVER[4]="ndiswrapper"
    >
    > and on startup, it says something about polling for an IP address at
    > which point it says no carrier detected and consequently no connection
    > is made.
    >
    > I don't know whether I've set the network up wrong, or if it is the
    > card.
    >
    > If anyone can point me in the right direction even to the point that you
    > can tell me what files I need to look in to troubleshoot I will be
    > extremely grateful. I would post the messages I get on startup, but I
    > don't know where I would find the output. It doesn't appear to show
    > anywhere in /var/logs (whether dmesg or anythng else).
    >
    > I'm not quite a newby, but I'm still finding my feet a bit; of course
    > YOMV . Have always gone Redhat previosuly, but this time I want to
    > learn.
    >
    > Ta


    Linux and wifi - what a joke. The limitations of the opensource way of
    things rears its ugly head with wifi. It just doesn't cut it.

  3. Re: Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1current

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:06:54 +0000, Someone wrote:

    sniff...sniff...hmm...smells like troll

    *plink*

  4. Re: Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1 current

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:06:54 +0000, Someone wrote:

    > Linux and wifi - what a joke. The limitations of the opensource way of
    > things rears its ugly head with wifi. It just doesn't cut it.


    LOL, works fine for those of us with a Clue.

    **** off, troll-boy.


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org


  5. Re: Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1current

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:49:36 -0500, Dan C wrote:

    > On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:06:54 +0000, Someone wrote:
    >
    >> Linux and wifi - what a joke. The limitations of the opensource way of
    >> things rears its ugly head with wifi. It just doesn't cut it.

    >
    > LOL, works fine for those of us with a Clue.
    >
    > **** off, troll-boy.


    Fanboy, hehehe

  6. Re: Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1current

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:06:54 +0000, Someone wrote:

    > Linux and wifi - what a joke. The limitations of the opensource way of
    > things rears its ugly head with wifi. It just doesn't cut it.


    Nominated for Lame Troll of the Week.

  7. Re: Wifi on HP 6720s laptop Broadcom 4312 card Slackware 12.1 current


    "Pscylo" wrote in message
    news:01597407$0$29425$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > I'm trying to configure wireless on the setup above.
    >
    > Lspci reports the following:
    >
    > 10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
    > (rev 02)
    >
    > 10:00.0 0280: 14e4:4312 (rev 02)
    >
    > I'm running Slackware current kernel version 12.1 2.6.24.4-smp i686
    >
    > I've followed the instructions on http://linuxwireless.org/ and used
    > b43 cutter to install firnware for the card. I'm currently trying to
    > get a connection without security before I try and implement security.
    > I can't get a response from http://linuxwireless.org/ at the minute,
    > but I vaguely recall seeing that the 4312 wasn't supported, but I've
    > had some limited success so it may be. I know it can be done with
    > ndiswrapper too, and that may be my next step.
    >
    > Anyway, as I've mentioned, I think I have some limited success.
    >
    > If bring up wlan0, ifconfig reports this:
    >
    > lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    > inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    > inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    > UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    > RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    >
    > wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:1A:73C
    > UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    > RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    >
    > wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr
    > 00-00-00-1A-73-DC-6C-6F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    > UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    > iRX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    > RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    >
    > and iwlist wlan0 scan reports this:
    >
    > wlan0 Scan completed :
    > Cell 01 - Address: 00:**:**:**:**:**
    > ESSID:"*****"
    > Mode:Master
    > Channel:5
    > Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
    > Quality=88/100 Signal level=-47 dBm Noise level=-73 dBm
    > Encryption keyff
    > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
    > 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
    > 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    > Extra:tsf=00000010d189a2d5
    >
    > Cell 02 - Address: 00:**:**:**:**:**
    > ESSID:"SKY79516"
    > Mode:Master
    > Channel:6
    > Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    > Quality=55/100 Signal level=-88 dBm Noise level=-73 dBm
    > Encryption keyn
    > IE: WPA Version 1
    > Group Cipher : TKIP
    > Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
    > Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    > 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
    > 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    > Extra:tsf=00000002b2b0cd81
    >
    >
    > which correctly reports my wireless access point as Cell01, and I guess
    > a neighbour's as cell2. I've removed anything that can used to
    > identify. This seems to show it's working to an extent and from this
    > point I don't know whether it's a networking or wireless issue.
    >
    > I've edited rc.inet1.conf
    >
    > ##Example config information for wlan0. Uncomment the lines you need and
    > fill in your info. (You may not need all of these for your wireless
    > network)
    > IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
    > IPADDR[4]=""
    > #NETMASK[4]=""
    > USE_DHCP[4]="yes"
    > DHCP_HOSTNAME[4]="Pscylo"
    > #DHCP_KEEPRESOLV[4]="yes"
    > #DHCP_KEEPNTP[4]="yes"
    > #DHCP_KEEPGW[4]="yes"
    > #DHCP_IPADDR[4]=""
    > WLAN_ESSID[4]=******
    > WLAN_MODE[4]=Managed
    > ##WLAN_RATE[4]="54M auto"
    > WLAN_CHANNEL[4]="5"
    > ##WLAN_KEY[4]="D5AD1F04ACF048EC2D0B1C80C7"
    > ##WLAN_IWPRIV[4]="AuthMode=WPAPSK EncrypType=TKIP
    > WPAPSK=7B1ABEEB5D197741923ED26727569C365E31212096A 0EAFAD563B268BAD01CAF
    > TxRate=0"
    > #WLAN_WPA[4]="wpa_supplicant"
    > #WLAN_WPADRIVER[4]="ndiswrapper"
    >
    > and on startup, it says something about polling for an IP address at
    > which point it says no carrier detected and consequently no connection
    > is made.
    >
    > I don't know whether I've set the network up wrong, or if it is the card.
    >
    > If anyone can point me in the right direction even to the point that you
    > can tell me what files I need to look in to troubleshoot I will be
    > extremely grateful. I would post the messages I get on startup, but I
    > don't know where I would find the output. It doesn't appear to show
    > anywhere in /var/logs (whether dmesg or anythng else).
    >
    > I'm not quite a newby, but I'm still finding my feet a bit; of course YOMV
    > .
    > Have always gone Redhat previosuly, but this time I want to learn.
    >
    > Ta
    > --
    > Pscylo
    >
    > On a mission to remove Windows from work and home machines. Too many to
    > pay license fees for.




    => try rmmod bcm43xx

    then download the driver for windowsXP, extract it somewhere, download
    "ndiswrapper" from linuxpackages.net " (installpkg ndiswrapper*.tgz)


    then run ndiswrapper -i /path_to_inf_file/bcm*.inf

    ndiswrapper -l to make sure it's installed..

    then you got a wlan0 interface..



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