New Broadcom wi-fi drivers

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Oct 10 15:31:28 UTC 2008

On 10/10/2008 07:05 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Brian Craft wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> The broadcom link is:
>>> 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.

Heads up: I just noticed a new jockey update relating to how
jockey-common & jockey-gtk configures/enables b43 vs the new wl driver.
The updates are related to this bug:
[wl vs. b43 are not properly configured]
As of this morning: Fix released for Intrepid, Fix committed for Hardy.

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