bcm4306 Rev 3 A/K/A WiFi Card From Hell

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bcm4306 Rev 3 A/K/A WiFi Card From Hell

Postby Jeff » 2012-03-25 22:52

I *finally* got Debian installed on this laptop.
I didn't before because the missing firmware for the wifi card freaked out the installer and sent it into an eternal loop searching for firmware on a non-existant floppy drive. After considerable research, I discovered I could disable it in the BIOS and install normally.
Now I've installed, upgraded to Testing, but I can't get WICD to work! I think the card is recognized and working after a lot of trial and error, and b43-legacy.
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# lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)

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# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
eth0      no wireless extensions.

I had it working with wicd in a home-brewed Ubuntu 10.04 but Ubuntu and I have largely gone our seperate ways. Any ideas how to get the hardware and wicd talking to each other?

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Re: bcm4306 Rev 3 A/K/A WiFi Card From Hell

Postby makh » 2012-03-26 03:26

it sometimes happen that i have to start wicd and make it connect, u can test also.
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