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Old 11-09-2011, 04:38 AM
Johan Vermeulen
 
Default Fwd: centos Wireless - Broadcom BCM4313 on Centos6 (cr repo)

Dear All,

thanks for the reactions!

Looks like I somehow fuzzled up when compiling the driver, because with
Ljubomir 's driver, I can now see available networks.

I woun't be able to test if I can actualy connect until later today or
tomorrow.

Ljubomir, so far looks like you solved this!

greetings, James

Op 08-11-11 22:35, Milos Blazevic schreef:
> Ned Slider wrote:
>> I _think_ when one of the elrepo folks tried the latest Broadcom driver
>> source a week or two ago, the driver stopped working for him. No idea if
>> this was el5 or el6, but not a good sign. Apparently it's not that uncommon.
>>
>> My recommendation is that if you can find a driver version that works
>> for you, hang on to it!
>>
>> I have no idea if Broadcom keep older version sources available or not.
>> If they would relax their draconian redistribution policies we could do
>> a half way decent job of supporting their drivers, but currently that's
>> not the case.
>>
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> Actually, that was me testing the driver (over and over again for the
> past 6 months)... Sadly, ever since Broadcom released version
> 5.100.82.38 of the driver (December 2010), no solid evidence has been
> provided to prove this driver working on RHEL/CentOS 5 to this day - not
> even after the latest release (Oct 25th, 2011).
>
> The whole issue with the driver can be tracked at the ELRepo bug tracker:
> http://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?id=193
>
> As for the original poster is concerned, the only advice I can give, is
> to download an older driver version from:
>
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta_5.60.48.36.orig.tar.gz
> or
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta_5.10.91.9.3.orig.tar.gz
>
> and attempt compiling it using the Wiki manual
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless/Broadcom, since ELRepo
> .src.rpm for rebuilding the kernel independent ABI driver has been
> provided just a couple of months ago, for a driver which arguably never
> worked (for me and quite a few other people out there).
> So, following the manual step by step should get you there, Johan. Also,
> make sure you use NetworkManager instead of network service with your
> WiFi - if the driver turns out to be working, this will save you some
> time and nervs.
>
>
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