Hello need help to get my wifi chipset working.I have brcmsmac driver and i would like to have brcm80211 chipset up and running. I have tried everything but nothing helped?

  1. git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
  2. Copy brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw and brcm/bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw to /lib/firmware/brcm (or wherever firmware is normally installed on your system).

    still got brcmsmac ??

then i tryed

  1. git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
  2. cd ~/linux-next/drivers/staging/brcm80211 nano Makefile

the problem is that there is no brcm82011 folder?? do i follow cd ~/linux-next-a694cb1 like the link sad? i have Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 [14e4:4727]


There is no need of doing this much stuff. with brcmsmac your wifi should work fine but it only supports managed and monitor mode. There is no support for ad-hoc, access point and bridges yet. So a better option is use a "wl0" driver which supports managed and ad-hoc modes plus bridges and works much better. Procedure for installation:

1-sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

or you can install it from synaptic manager also, make sure broadcom-sta-common, broadcom-sta-source, firmware-b43* are NOT INSTALLED.

2-Even if you install the wl0 driver it won't load automatically as it is blacklisted by default. So make sure "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf" file looks like this:

# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.

blacklist b43

blacklist b43legacy

blacklist ssb

#blacklist bcm43xx

#blacklist brcm80211

blacklist brcmsmac

blacklist bcma

3-If you wish you can copy above contents in your blacklist-bcm43.conf file.

4-Hope this works, best of luck! and make sure you restart your pc.

  • now i got wl driver but my chipset still unknown, and now i cant get my card in to monitor mode? damn – calmpitbull Feb 7 '12 at 20:52
  • i had brcm80211 before, cuz im working with aircrack and i cant get ignore negative one patch to work if i dont have brcm80211 – calmpitbull Feb 7 '12 at 20:59
  • and wl driver in not good – calmpitbull Feb 8 '12 at 18:07

all I did is,

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

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