[Bug 645664] [NEW] [maverick] plasma-widget-networkmanagment signal strength indicator inop with bcmwl

fuggum 645664 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Sep 23 00:28:28 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: plasma-widget-networkmanagement

signal strength indicator not working, yet iwlist shows proper signal
strength.  using broadcom sta driver

# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release:        10.10
Codename:       maverick

updated 9/23/2010

# uname -a
Linux hostname 2.6.35-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 20:32:27 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

dpkg -l | grep networkmanage
ii  plasma-widget-networkmanagement      0.9~svn1176084-0ubuntu1                         Network Management widget for KDE4 Plasma
# dpkg -l | grep bcm
ii  bcmwl-kernel-source                               Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
ii  bcmwl-modaliases                                  Modaliases for the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver

# iwlist wlan0 scan (excerpt)
Cell xx - Address: 
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:5/5  Signal level:-20 dBm  Noise level:-90 dBm
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s

see attached screenshot.
please advise if more info needed.

** Affects: plasma-widget-networkmanagement (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 bcmwl maverick

[maverick] plasma-widget-networkmanagment signal strength indicator inop with bcmwl
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