Breezy + Broadcom != wifi

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Jun 11 15:28:01 CDT 2005

On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 03:21:45PM -0500, Carl Karsten wrote:

> I am going out on a limb here  not sure what should/shouldn't work.
> I have a working Toshiba Satalight Pro 4600 and a HP ze4400 that won't 
> boot.  I pulled the wifi card from the HP and put it in the Toshiba and 
> installed Breezy.
> lspci shows:
> 0000:02:0c.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g 
> Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
> 0000:02:0c.0 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 02)
> But neither the installer nor the running OS seems to recognize there is a 
> wifi card present.
> Should it?
> Is this worth filing a bug report over, or is the "won't boot" part kinda 
> kill it?

There is presently no Linux driver available for this device, due to the
manufacturer's unwillingness to cooperate with the open source community by
releasing the necessary specifications.

Some users have had success using ndiswrapper with some Broadcom devices.

 - mdz

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