[Bug 38109] [dapper] g4-based Mac Mini's bcm43xx wireless fails to work

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Wed Apr 5 01:34:09 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

I've got a powerpc Mac Mini and the bcm43xx driver doesn't seem to work.
I have obtained a copy of the necessary firmware, as far as I know, but
I can't convince dhclient to obtain a DHCP address, and when I set a
static address, I can't ping other addresses on the same subnet.

Oddly, network-manager can detect the networks in my area, but when I
select my local (open) wireless, nm-applet spins until it obtains an
address via autoconf. It also is unable to determine the link quality on
the local networks (it finds the names, but the link quality bars go to

Here are the lspci lines:
0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Apple Computer Inc. AirPort Extreme
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 16, IRQ 52
        Memory at 80084000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>
[dapper] g4-based Mac Mini's bcm43xx wireless fails to work

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