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#1 2010-04-03 15:17:37

rohu1990
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[SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

[SOLVED] see the 4th reply by me:D
Please friends some one tell me exact steps to make Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi card work in my laptop.

I want to
               1)successfully install Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 driver and load it when system boots
               2)install a good network manager to work with my wifi networks and it should be able to work with my wifi card
.

I just migrated from ubuntu to arch, I really want to know each steps for above issues.
here is my lspci details

04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

(note:I have a broadband internet working, which is connected by LAN port.)

Last edited by rohu1990 (2010-04-04 03:17:31)

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#2 2010-04-03 17:28:50

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

No NOT follow this linkhttp://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_BCM4312  It applies to older kernels

Try this one. http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless_Setup and look for BCM43XX.  It used to not be applicable, except that now that the 4312 has native support in the kernel it applies again.

--EXCEPT--

The version of B43-fwcutter in core does not support your chip.  You must use this one, in the AUR:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34093

and the firmware from:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32338


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#3 2010-04-03 17:41:11

rohu1990
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

Really thanks for your valuable reply let me try that and tell ! smile

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#4 2010-04-03 17:58:04

rohu1990
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

Hey i just tried this steps but got stuck some where i installes B43-fwcutter from aur
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34093

and when tried to install firmware using makepkg i got dependency problem

==> Missing Dependencies:
  -> b43-fwcutter-patched

So i tried to install using -d comand and package got downloaded and when installing got stuck here

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2 ... Passed
==> Extracting Sources...
  -> Extracting broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2 with bsdtar
==> Starting build()...
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum bb8537e3204a1ea5903fe3e66b5e2763.
==> ERROR: Build Failed.
    Aborting...

Please guide me to solve this waiting for your reply

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#5 2010-04-03 18:26:43

pyther
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

It is very clear

==> Missing Dependencies:
  -> b43-fwcutter-patched

You need that dependency. Install it.


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#6 2010-04-03 21:38:26

rohu1990
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

ewaller wrote:

--EXCEPT--

The version of B43-fwcutter in core does not support your chip.  You must use this one, in the AUR:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34093

and the firmware from:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32338

Here he told me to use this version of B43-fwcutter so if i install the dependency it will automatically get replaced by that version thats why am stuck here

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#7 2010-04-03 21:47:42

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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

Sorry, I did not follow that. I'm not sure I can't be of any help.


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#8 2010-04-04 03:16:25

rohu1990
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

[SOLVED] I just solved my issue by installing the driver from the broadcom linux driver site here are the steps i followed

1-Download the driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
2-Extract it to a folder in home
3-Read readme and understand the depedencies and follow the steps to disable the other wifi   modules
                   for me solved with installing :kernal26-headers and base-devel
4-follow the steps in the read me and make then make install
5-insert module into kernal
6-make it automatic to load on startup

Hope some one find this usefull cheers !!!:)

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#9 2010-04-04 06:35:03

cesura
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

rohu1990 wrote:

[SOLVED] I just solved my issue by installing the driver from the broadcom linux driver site here are the steps i followed

1-Download the driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
2-Extract it to a folder in home
3-Read readme and understand the depedencies and follow the steps to disable the other wifi   modules
                   for me solved with installing :kernal26-headers and base-devel
4-follow the steps in the read me and make then make install
5-insert module into kernal
6-make it automatic to load on startup

Hope some one find this usefull cheers !!!:)

I know this will help many people, even though I don't use this card.

Thing to add to 5 and 6:
5 - Command: modprobe XXXXX (module name)
6- Add module name to MODULES=() in /etc/rc.conf

big_smile

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#10 2010-04-04 12:42:13

brianhanna
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Re: [SOLVED]please help me with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 wifi driver

While this will work, it's usually better to allow pacman to install stuff on your machine so it can be more easily upgraded.  There's a broadcom-wl pkgbuild in AUR that will build this driver so that you can install/upgrade it using pacman. 

One thing to be aware of with this driver, whichever way you install it, is that you'll have to rebuild & reinstall it every time you upgrade the kernel so keep that package on your hard drive so you can rebuild & reinstall without an internet connection.

Last edited by brianhanna (2010-04-04 12:43:25)

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