Broadcom 4306 Wireless Card

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Broadcom 4306 Wireless Card

Postby ChiTown_Dutch on Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:17 am

The problem I am having is that I don't know what it is I have done wrong in the installation of drivers for my wireless card.
I am running an Emachines M6811 with with a Broadcom 4306 wireless card and Wireless Router is using WPA

I went and followed the instructions at http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
Under restricted drivers it shows Firmware for Broadcom 43xx chipset family and that is enabled.
I went under Wireless Network Drivers, and but cant find a .inf file to install?

In my /lib/firmware folder I have all the firmware (.fw) and the file wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
I went under Network Settings and attempted both manual and roaming modes, with no luck in either.
Under device manager its showing my card...

Anyone have suggestions?
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Re: Broadcom 4306 Wireless Card

Postby MagnusB on Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:30 am

Try ndiswrapper, or check with Synaptic if bcm43xx-fwcutter is installed. If firmware is missing, you probably have not installed :)
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Re: Broadcom 4306 Wireless Card

Postby tucker4christ on Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:34 am

bcm43xx did not work for me as well as ndiswrapper.
I was able to get online fine and access my network files but I could not use any security (WPA) with any measure of success. It was either really slow or would not establish a connection.

Check out these instructions for ndiswrapper: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

This is what I used to set up in ndiswrapper.
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