Wireless and the BCM43xx driver
larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Wed Apr 2 04:27:50 UTC 2008
> product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
> vendor: Broadcom Corporation
> But its BCM4318, under *-network UNCLAIMED that has me confused.
BCM4318 Air Force One is one of the most notorious wifi cards for linux. I
have one on my laptop, HP dv8000. The first time I installed ubuntu (Dapper)
it took me days to get the wireless to work. The later versions have cut
this down to about 30 minutes. I guess major trailblazing is now
accomplished for this hardware. Some have managed to get encryption to work,
others have not. I also recommend using wicd network manager as it seems to
facilitate the BCM318 better than the default network manager that is
packaged with (k)ubuntu.
Here is the ubuntu forums how-to: it includes instructions for removing the
bcm driver reff'd in original email.
Hope this helps.
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