New Broadcom wi-fi drivers

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Oct 10 14:05:10 UTC 2008


Brian Craft wrote:

> NoOp wrote:
>>
>> The broadcom link is:
>> http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
>>
>> Has anyone tried these yet & if so, what is the result/feedback?
>>
>>
> I'm running a HP dv6772nr laptop with the Broadcom BCM4312 802.11 a/b/g
> (rev 02) in it and I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 and the wireless was
> found and the new drivers seem to be working fine for me.   So far I'm
> very happy with it.
 
Which driver is it using by default?  The new broadcom driver is "wl"
(stupid name, even if they are "the" wireless device in 90% of laptops) and
the one I got is b43.  b43 is better than bcm43xx or b43legacy or ndis, but
I apparently don't have the wl driver yet.
-- 
derek





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