Talk:Broadcom wireless

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What about regdom setting? I'm in EU, but iwlist only sees 11 channels... Tried crda, but it says: $ /etc/rc.d/wireless-regdom start

Setting wireless regulatory domain:HU [BUSY]

command failed: Operation not supported (-95) [FAIL]


The section 'Troubleshooting' is more or less a copy of what is mentioned on the udev-page. IMHO we should not copy, but link to that page. In this prticular case there is more information on the udev-page, so the instructions on this page might be out of date...




I have the same configuration mentioned in the instructions. Dell Inspiron with BCM4401 and BCM4328 cards.

I still can not get these two cards to work together.

I have configured my machine just like the method stated but my ethernet card (b44) will not load.

Is there something else that could cause a conflict between multiple Broadcom modules?


any thoughts on where the new brcm80211 driver fits in, and howto use it with arch linux?

I have an update here, I have brcm80211 working with my 14e4:4353 "Broadcom Corporation Device 4353 (rev 01)" wireless adapter in my alienware M11x, using arch + compat-wireless-patched. --Fnord0 13:32, 29 November 2010 (EST)
cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
cfg80211:     (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
cfg80211:     (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
brcm80211 0000:08:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
brcm80211 0000:08:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
wlc_bmac_attach:: deviceid 0x4353 nbands 2 board 0xe macaddr: c4:17:xx:xx:xx:xx
ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
wl_set_hint: Sending country code US to MAC80211
wl0: Broadcom BCM43xx 802.11 MAC80211 Driver  (1.82.8.0) (Compiled at 15:30:26 on Nov 27 2010)
cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US
cfg80211:     (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
cfg80211:     (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2700 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 1700 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5490000 KHz - 5600000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5650000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211:     (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 3000 mBm)