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Broadcom BCM4312

Postby Clayton » Thu Feb 28, 2008 21:28

Hi,
I am a new user to Linux just installing it last night. I have Sabayon v 3.5 and I cannot connect via my WiFi. The drivers for my wireless card (bcm43xx) Broadcom BCM4312 are native to this version of Linux. But, it isnt showing my wireless card or connecting to a network. Any help would be much appreciated? Should I use Ndiswrapper or just keep trying with the regular?
I have searched the forums and most seems like Ndiswrapper is to be used.
If you ask me to do a command please specify if i have to do it in root or where.

Thanks for the help
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Re: Broadcom BCM4312

Postby xlnagla » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:16

If your drivers are native to Linux, then ndiswrapper is not usually needed - try typing iwconfig on the terminal as root, and
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lspci | grep -i -e network -e wireless -e broadcom
again as root.

If either of these commands comes up with your card, this means that it actually is fine in Linux - your problem is either windows (if you're dual-booting) or with networkmanager. Let us know the output of those commands, and we'll be able to proceed from there. If you don't get anything out of either of those, then you're probably going to have to go with ndiswrapper.

Hope this helps

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Re: Broadcom BCM4312

Postby chickpea » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:53

bcm43xx may not work for you you may need to do this.

viewtopic.php?f=52&t=12542
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Re: Broadcom BCM4312

Postby Clayton » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:27

Here is the output from this. And yes I am using dual booting Sabayon and Vista. My wireless works on vista but is not working in Linux

localhost clayton # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
localhost clayton # lspci | grep -i -e network -e wireless -e broadcom
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)
localhost clayton #
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Re: Broadcom BCM4312

Postby xlnagla » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:49

well, kinda good news. Your device is seen, but it's not recognized as a valid network device - you're probably going to want to attempt to follow Chickpea's guide for this one, because otherwise I'd have you messing with some of your config files, and that's generally scary to people who are new (and besides that, it might not work).

Best of luck
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