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Old 02-29-2012, 08:26 PM
Mick
 
Default Help! HP625 WLAN is driving me nuts

On Wednesday 29 Feb 2012 11:28:34 Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to get WLAN working on my HP625 laptop.
> I've checked several web pages but I'm lost.
>
> I'm using a recent kernel (3.3-rc5+).
> I configured CONFIG_BRCMUTIL=m CONFIG_BRCMSMAC=m CONFIG_BRCMFMAC=m and
> I installed the coresponding firmware in /lib/firmware/brcm
>
> Now, lspci -k shows
> 06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n
> Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 145c
> Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
>
>
> and even
>
> iwconfig shows
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
> Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
> Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
> Encryption keyff
> Power Managementn
>
>
> I have net.wlan0 symlinked to net.lo.
>
> Now, when I try
> /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start
>
> the screen gets blanked on a console as well as from an XTerm
> and the kernel crashes totally, i.e. the emergency reboot doesn't work
> either. And trying to do an strace with output to a file shows that
> even this output file doesn't exist (i.e. hasn't been closed)
>
> So, what can I try next?
>
> Many thanks for a hint,
> Helmut.

I assume that you have not read this yet:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211
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Regards,
Mick
 

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