Broadcom bcm4312 not working

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Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby kanonk » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:20

I have installed the windows driver for my card using ndiswrapper, but there is no eth1 or wlan device, any ideas?
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localhost joar # ndiswrapper -i bcmwl6.inf
installing bcmwl6 ...
localhost joar # ndiswrapper -m
module configuration already contains alias directive

localhost joar # ndiswrapper -mi
module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
localhost joar # ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl6 : driver installed
        device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: ssb)
localhost joar # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.


Eth0 is wired network
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby Dark_MaGe » Wed Oct 31, 2007 17:02

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modprobe ndiswrapper
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby kanonk » Wed Oct 31, 2007 17:13

I have done # modprobe ndiswrapper
nothing happens
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby Dark_MaGe » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:23

modprobe ndiswrapper and then write here the output of dmesg we'll see the problem you're probably using the wrong driver arch
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby kanonk » Mon Nov 05, 2007 17:32

dmesg shows this:
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[ 3779.876000] ndiswrapper version 1.45 loaded (smp=yes)
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMGetBusData'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterScatterGatherDma'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterInterruptEx'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetBusData'
[ 3779.900000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterScatterGatherDma'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSynchronizeWithInterruptEx'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
[ 3779.904000] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:216): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwl6'
[ 3779.912000] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:118): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby WarraWarra » Mon Nov 05, 2007 19:09

Did you unload the ieeesoftmac and bcm43xx etc etc like in the "before 3.4e ipw3945 + bcm43xx" sticky I posted ?
Someone posted at the end in which order to unload them.

There is also the rc-update and other stuff to get it working.

By default the 3.4e and later versions work with bcm43xx type cards and right clicking knetworkmanager net to time top right of the screen + select wifi + add wep / wpa /wpa2 as is needed will get you connected. This works 99% of the time.

Check for strong signal with weak noise levels to get a propper connection as well.
28% lockup = wep /wpa / encryption , 80% = dhcp , 0% = bad noise levels blocking signal. or something like this.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby Marius » Wed Nov 07, 2007 14:24

I have exactly the same problem as kanonk: my wireless card is not recognized by Sabayon 1.1 Professional, and attempts to use ndiswrapper with the driver that comes with Vista fail in exactly the same way as his: see kanonk's two posts (one showing a part of his dmesg, another one showing how he was installing the Windows driver bcmwl6 using ndiswrapper).

I have an HP Compaq F730US with AMD 64 X2 Dual-Core TK-55, Wireless card: Broadcom BCM94311MCG (rev 02)


Re. Warra Warra's question to kanonk:

> Did you unload the ieeesoftmac and bcm43xx etc etc like in the "before 3.4e ipw3945 + bcm43xx" sticky I posted ?
> Someone posted at the end in which order to unload them.

lsmod doesn't show any of these two modules loaded in the first place.


I tried also to install bcmwl5 using ndiswrapper; the same result: ndiswrapper doesn't complain when I issue `ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf' in the directory containing all the necessary files, `ndiswrapper -l' has the same output as for bcmwl6 (with bcmwl6 replaced by bcmwl5), but later, after `modprobe ndiswrapper', iwconfig shows no wireless devices present.


Has anybody paid any attention to the output of `ndiswrapper -l' in kanonk's original post:

# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl6 : driver installed
device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: ssb)

What ``alternate driver: ssb'' is doing there? Can it have something to do with this problem?

Also, can anybody explain the ndiswrapper errors in kanonk's dmesg?


No wireless working under Sabayon after a week of struggle. This is terribly frustrating (and I am not a total beginner, I have been using UNIX/Linux for more than 20 years).

What to do?

At the place where I am the only access to Internet for laptops is via a wireless network.
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby WarraWarra » Wed Nov 07, 2007 21:08

Not sure where the ssb comes from as alternative but could be a firmware one and if it is it should show someting in lsmod.
Vista = shredded my 5 coppies just a few days after I tried it several months ago as no one wanted to take it even with money being overed to take it and a keg of real good beer.

The windows drivers I used was from xp pro sp2 or compatible with this and worked for me iin pre PE versions / other linux distro's.
I have the dell 1390 / bcm4311mcg now as I type this but have not yet downloaded PE = internet here is slow waiting for decent something to be installed .

Try these ones that worked for me for bcm4311mcg / Dell 1390 , you will need all of them likely and from xp pro sp2 32bit so should work instead of Vista ones.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis ... cm4311mcg/

Also first uninstall the other drivers from ndiswrapper just in case after downloading the linked ones then install linked ones.
Will try to upload some other ones.

For the bcm4312 no idea what works for it but default ones in link might / generic ones from Dell.
Hope this works for you.
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby Marius » Thu Nov 08, 2007 13:04

Thank you, WarraWarra, for your attempt to help us.

I downloaded all the files from the link provided in your most recent post, and placed them in a separate directory; then I changed to that directory and, after checking that the `ndiswrapper -l' output didn't show any drivers installed, I installed bcmwl5 with ndiswrapper in the standard way (ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf). No errors reported and `ndiswrapper -l' produced afterwards the following output:

bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)

Then I loaded the ndiswrapper module into the kernel; /var/log/messages reported that event--apparently everything was all right, but `iwconfig' still kept showing no wireless devices nevertheless, so the problem persists.

Either bcmwl5 is not the right driver for `rev 02' of the Broadcom BCM94311MCG wireless card, or something prevents ndiswrapper from making the card visible.
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Re: Broadcom bcm4312 not working

Postby WarraWarra » Thu Nov 08, 2007 13:45

Darn.
Might try some of the links on the "before 3.4e ipw3945 ..." sticky in networking as it uses the old text type config to get it started maybe there is something that could help.
Should be one of the gentoo links likely.

It should at least show someting wifi in net-setup or using ifconfig wlan0 up or ifconfig eth0 up provided eth0 is not lan on pc or similar.
Busy downloading the PE versions so should have it by this time next week or before and will try and find what I could.

Best of luck.
PS> the irc chat on top of this page or on the desktop if there is a link should help as usually there is someone clued up with this there or more experienced on there.
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