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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:52 PM

I can't connect to wireless. I have to up the card on through the konsole to turn it on, and that is if it is even detected which is hit or miss. It has a little bit of signal but can't see any of the networks and constantly turns off by itself. Here is a picture. I have tried using the default broadcom bcm43xx driver, and the windows one through ndiswrapper. I have tried extracting the firmware for my card with fwcutter, but the commands "make" and "sudo" aren't recognized. Here is a screenshot: Posted Image

It looks like it is just not strong enough to connect to my wireless router which is only a few feet away. I know it is strong enough because I am on a wireless connection in windows right now.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:58 AM

still no signal and wireless turns off and cant be turned back on

Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Microcode rev 0x123, pl 0x23 (2005-03-22 00:11:18)
Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Radio turned on
Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Radio disabled by hardware
Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Chip initialized
Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: 64-bit DMA initialized
Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Keys cleared
Aug 7 01:50:37 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Selected 802.11 core (phytype 2)
Aug 7 01:50:39 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Radio hardware status changed to enabled
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: Radio turned off
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0200 (RX) max used slots: 0/64
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0340 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0300 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x02C0 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0280 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0240 (TX) max used slots: 26/512
Aug 7 01:55:19 (none) kernel: bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0200 (TX) max used slots: 0/512

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:45 PM

more messages:

bcm43xx: Chip ID 0x4311, rev 0x2
bcm43xx: Number of cores: 4
bcm43xx: Core 0: ID 0x800, rev 0x13, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: Core 1: ID 0x812, rev 0xd, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: Unsupported 80211 core revision 13
bcm43xx: Core 2: ID 0x817, rev 0x4, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: Core 3: ID 0x820, rev 0x5, vendor 0x4243
bcm43xx: PHY connected
bcm43xx: Detected PHY: Analog: 4, Type 2, Revision 9
bcm43xx: Invalid PHY Revision 9
bcm43xx: Detected Radio: ID: 2205017f (Manuf: 17f Ver: 2050 Rev: 2)
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: PHY connected
bcm43xx: Microcode rev 0x123, pl 0x23 (2005-03-22 00:11:18)
bcm43xx: Radio turned on
bcm43xx: Radio enabled by hardware
bcm43xx: Chip initialized
bcm43xx: 64-bit DMA initialized
bcm43xx: Keys cleared
bcm43xx: Selected 802.11 core (phytype 2)
bcm43xx: FATAL ERROR: BCM43xx_IRQ_XMIT_ERROR
bcm43xx: Radio turned off
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0200 (RX) max used slots: 0/64
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0340 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0300 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x02C0 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0280 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0240 (TX) max used slots: 0/512
bcm43xx: DMA-64 0x0200 (TX) max used slots: 0/512

then after #ifconfig eth1 up and trying to use ndiswrapper:

diswrapper version 1.44 loaded (smp=yes)
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
bcm43xx: Microcode rev 0x123, pl 0x23 (2005-03-22 00:11:18)
bcm43xx: Radio turned on
bcm43xx: Radio enabled by hardware
bcm43xx: Chip initialized
bcm43xx: 64-bit DMA initialized
bcm43xx: Keys cleared
bcm43xx: Selected 802.11 core (phytype 2)
bcm43xx: ASSERTION FAILED (bcm->noisecalc.calculation_running) at: drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx_main.c:1531:handle_irq_noise()
bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed


Works fine in Windows!?

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:21 PM

bcm43xx: Unsupported 80211 core revision 13


Didn't read my own writing. Someone please close this thread.




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