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#1 2007-02-18 00:09:09

F
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[SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

06:57 < F> and whenever I started my laptop I would: ifconfig lo up && ifconfig wlan0 up
06:57 < F> (both were donw, i don't put it on bootup)
06:57 < F> anyways
06:57 < F> ifconfig lo up works fine
06:58 < F> howeveR: ifconfig wlan0 up
06:58 < F> wlan0: unknown interface: no such device
06:58 < F> !!! whats going on here?
06:58 < F> iwconfig now mentions: eth1 (before it was wlan0)
06:58 < F> however, ifconfig eth1 up returns:
06:58 < F> SIOCSIFFLAGTS: No such file or directory
06:58 < F> SIOCSIFFLAGS*
07:00 < F> i also get some STRANGE behabvior when trying to change parameters for iwconfig
07:00 < F> ie: iwconfig eth1 essid "foobar"
07:00 < F> the essid turns to "f" (not "foobar")
07:00 < F> iwconfig eth1 essid "barfoo" -- the essid turns to "b" (not "barfoo") its only taking the first
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lspci shows: 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)


Also, I have always used ndiswrapper to get my wifi up and running.


Any help is appreciated. Thank you, in advance.

Last edited by F (2007-02-18 09:46:23)

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#2 2007-02-18 00:21:00

zeus
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

2.6.20 kernel provide bcm43xx driver that suppor your (and my wink ) wlan adapter.
i think that bcm43xx is still poor. Max speed with 4311 chipset (dell 1390) - 11mbps - too slow for me.
putting bcm43xx in BLACKLIST in rc.conf not worked (strange sad )
so i put next lines in /etc/rc.local

rmmod bcm43xx
modprobe ndiswrapper

and I continue to use ndiswrapper.

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#3 2007-02-18 00:30:05

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

Note: I do NOT (repeat DO NOT) have BCM43xx. lspci shows that I have BCM4401-B0.

i will try what you have suggested though.

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#4 2007-02-18 00:42:54

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card BASED on broadcom BCM4311 chip, and WORKED with bcm43xx driver.
I own dell inspiron 6400  with same card and I can approve it!

try
lsmod | grep bcm43xx
if you don't belive me.

BCM4401 - just simple ethernet card

Last edited by zeus (2007-02-18 00:45:35)

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#5 2007-02-18 00:56:02

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

zeus wrote:

Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card BASED on broadcom BCM4311 chip, and WORKED with bcm43xx driver.
I own dell inspiron 6400  with same card and I can approve it!

try
lsmod | grep bcm43xx
if you don't belive me.

BCM4401 - just simple ethernet card

I am on the internet now with my wireless laptop (my weak fix was to downgrade to 2.6.19 and downgrade ndiswrapper to 1.34 -- thanks to the guys at #archlinux).

[f|~]% lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ndiswrapper           178260  0 
ipv6                  245696  10 
snd_seq_oss            29440  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      6528  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                47056  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          6796  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
tsdev                   6336  0 
rtc                    10292  0 
joydev                  8384  0 
snd_pcm_oss            38944  0 
snd_mixer_oss          14464  1 snd_pcm_oss
sdhci                  15756  0 
mmc_core               19204  1 sdhci
snd_hda_intel          15768  0 
snd_hda_codec         156800  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm                68612  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              18948  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    44004  9 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,s
nd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               6624  1 snd
psmouse                35336  0 
serio_raw               5636  0 
snd_page_alloc          7816  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
pcspkr                  2816  0 
ati_agp                 7180  0 
shpchp                 33828  0 
sg                     26524  0 
k8temp                  4608  0 
agpgart                26072  1 ati_agp
pci_hotplug            28744  1 shpchp
evdev                   8192  1 
ehci_hcd               29448  0 
ohci_hcd               18820  0 
b44                    23052  0 
mii                     4992  1 b44
usbcore               116100  4 ndiswrapper,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
reiserfs              235648  2 
sr_mod                 14372  0 
cdrom                  34464  1 sr_mod
sd_mod                 16640  4 
ahci                   16644  3 
ata_generic             5252  0 
pata_atiixp             5632  0 
libata                 90644  3 ahci,ata_generic,pata_atiixp

I am writing this from my laptop, using wireless, and I do not see bcm43xx. What can you make of it?

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#6 2007-02-18 02:36:12

once
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

Ooop, 20-4 sloved nvidia problem, but madwifi don't work anymore.

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#7 2007-02-18 08:47:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

okay.
i try to explain:

2.6.19 kernel contain old version of bcm43xx that can't work with pci-e card (Dell 1390 - pci-e card)
2.6.20 kernel contain fix for pci-e

Now in boot time udev load bcm43xx, this dirver take control on your WiFi card and named it ethX.

If you want to use ndiswrapper - just unload bcm43xx driver and load ndiswrapper.


[zeus@gefest ~]$ lspci | grep broadcom -i
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
[zeus@gefest ~]$ lsmod | grep ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper           232040  0
usbcore               134064  6 ndiswrapper,usbhid,hci_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd

finally:

[zeus@gefest ~]$ uname -a
Linux gefest 2.6.20-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 15 22:04:20 UTC 2007 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5600  @ 1.83GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

all works.

If you closely look at a line

0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)

You will see that it's a Broadcom card.

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#8 2007-02-18 09:46:08

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

Worked like a charm!


Thanks alot!

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#9 2007-06-23 13:26:36

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel 2.6.20-ARCH: wireless not working

I have HP Compaq nx7400 (EY611EA) and I am total stuck with his WiFi card.
so output

lspci
10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)

lspci -n
10:00.0 0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 01)

Yes it's Broadcom.

Could anybody give me working instruction how to configure this *uckin* card under arch?
I have tried bcm43xx and ndiswrapper but out of luck.
Which firmware is right for this card?
Wich driver is right for this card?

thx.

Last edited by w1rele55 (2007-06-23 13:27:39)

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