Broadcom B43 issues

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jlane01
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Broadcom B43 issues

Post by jlane01 » 18. Dec 2021, 17:45

Hi Guys,

I just installed salix 14.2 64 bit and have a broadcom 4311 wireless card. I have the b43 driver configured and installed and can see my wifi network, but cannot connect to it.

I am typing in the password correctly, but it still won't connect using the broadcom card.

It will connect when I use a wireless usb stick with no issues.

I'm sure that I'm missing something, but am not sure what.

Any ideas?

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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by gapan » 19. Dec 2021, 18:30

Hi and welcome!

Can you post the output of

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lspci -v
so that we can see exactly which card you have?

Also please post the output of

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lsmod
so that we can see if the module is loaded.
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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by jlane01 » 19. Dec 2021, 19:49

Here you go. I can see that the b43 module is loaded, but other than that I'm not sure.

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$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS480/RS482/RS485 Host Bridge (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Dell RS480/RS482/RS485 Host Bridge
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RC4xx/RS4xx PCI Bridge [int gfx] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
	I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
	Memory behind bridge: c0100000-c01fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c8000000-00000000cfffffff
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RC4xx/RS4xx PCI Express Port 2 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RC4xx/RS4xx PCI Express Port 3 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
	Memory behind bridge: c0200000-c02fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b0000000-00000000b01fffff
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
	I/O ports at 8438 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 8454 [size=4]
	I/O ports at 8430 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 8450 [size=4]
	I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
	Memory at c0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI0) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 USB (OHCI0)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
	Memory at c0005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI1) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 USB (OHCI1)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
	Memory at c0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI2) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 USB (OHCI2)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
	Memory at c0007000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI3) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 USB (OHCI3)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
	Memory at c0008000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI4) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 USB (OHCI4)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
	Memory at c0009000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
	Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at c0004400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
	Kernel modules: ehci_pci

00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 13)
	Subsystem: Dell SBx00 SMBus Controller
	Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
	I/O ports at 8410 [size=16]
	Memory at c0004800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco

00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 IDE (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 IDE
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 03f4
	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 0374
	I/O ports at 8420 [size=16]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp

00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
	Subsystem: Dell SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
	Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
	Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
	Subsystem: Dell SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=64
	Memory behind bridge: c0300000-c03fffff

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
	Flags: fast devsel
	Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
	Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
	Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
	Flags: fast devsel
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
	Kernel modules: k8temp

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Dell RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 17
	Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
	Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
	Kernel modules: radeonfb, radeon

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card)
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	Memory at c0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
	Kernel modules: ssb

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
	Memory at c0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: b44

08:01.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
	Subsystem: Dell R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
	Memory at c0302800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
	Kernel modules: sdhci_pci

08:01.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell R5C843 MMC Host Controller (Dell Inspiron 1501)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
	Memory at c0302c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
	Kernel modules: sdhci_pci

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$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
rt2800usb              21570  0
rt2x00usb              11387  1 rt2800usb
rt2800lib              79878  1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib              42701  3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb
crc_ccitt               1861  1 rt2800lib
b43                   414333  0
bcma                   39967  1 b43
mac80211              615902  4 b43,rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
ssb_hcd                 3085  0
cfg80211              528696  3 b43,mac80211,rt2x00lib
ssb                    58578  2 b43,ssb_hcd
pcmcia                 37397  1 ssb
pcmcia_core            16039  1 pcmcia
ipv6                  329621  60
fuse                   85328  3
joydev                 10688  0
dell_laptop            16587  0
rfkill                 18713  4 cfg80211,dell_laptop
video                  30072  1 dell_laptop
dcdbas                  6902  1 dell_laptop
snd_hda_codec_idt      49173  1
snd_hda_codec_generic    61188  1 snd_hda_codec_idt
amdkfd                 73388  1
amd_iommu_v2            8390  1 amdkfd
powernow_k8            11170  0
kvm_amd                57550  0
kvm                   510593  1 kvm_amd
sdhci_pci              17993  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     39696  1
psmouse               115178  0
radeon               1490742  4
snd_hda_intel          30580  3
irqbypass               3583  1 kvm
snd_hda_codec         109368  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_core           53369  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
ttm                    82851  1 radeon
snd_hwdep               6656  1 snd_hda_codec
evdev                  12363  14
snd_pcm                93378  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_core
sdhci                  28785  1 sdhci_pci
drm_kms_helper        120018  1 radeon
drm                   326102  7 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
serio_raw               5146  0
k8temp                  4094  0
mmc_core              107296  4 b43,ssb,sdhci,sdhci_pci
snd_timer              22518  1 snd_pcm
agpgart                31989  2 drm,ttm
i2c_algo_bit            6154  1 radeon
fb_sys_fops             1730  1 drm_kms_helper
syscopyarea             3458  1 drm_kms_helper
hwmon                   4199  2 k8temp,radeon
i2c_piix4               9511  0
sysfillrect             3950  1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt               2544  1 drm_kms_helper
snd                    69729  14 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
soundcore               6812  1 snd
i2c_core               48181  5 drm,i2c_piix4,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit,radeon
thermal                11725  0
battery                14696  0
fjes                   21479  0
tpm_tis                11652  0
ohci_pci                3682  0
ehci_pci                4413  0
ohci_hcd               29492  1 ohci_pci
ehci_hcd               44434  1 ehci_pci
shpchp                 26680  0
ac                      5440  0
tpm                    36644  1 tpm_tis
button                  5943  0
processor              29760  2 powernow_k8
loop                   21505  0

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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by gapan » 19. Dec 2021, 23:36

Can you try installing the broadcom-sta package? Remove the b43 one you just installed.

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sudo spi -i broadcom-sta
This will give you the "wl" modules, which is an alternative for your card.
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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by jlane01 » 21. Dec 2021, 19:19

That gets me back to where I was before. I can see the wifi network, but it keeps asking me for the password to the wifi network.

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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by gapan » 21. Dec 2021, 19:38

Are you sure you're using the correct wifi settings? WPA2, TKIP, AES etc? Also, it could be that your broadcom card doesn't support the encryption you're trying to use. Or it could even be the protocol, 802.11b vs 802.11g vs 802.11n. If your router has a respective setting, try to enable all of these.

Have you ever had this broadcom card work in the same network in any other linux?
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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by galmei » 21. Dec 2021, 19:56

Hello,

Your first post here started with the words "I just installed salix 14.2 64 bit [...]". Since you have not given any further information whether you have then taken the necessary steps to obtain an up-to-date system, I have the questions:

1. Has the kernel been updated to the current Salix version? To be able to check this, I am interested in the output of the command:

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slapt-get --search '^kernel-*'
2. After installation, have the other packages been updated to the latest versions?

3. Which network manager is used (Wicd or NetworkManager)?

Salix 14.2 is now more than six years old. After installation, one should update the kernel, as well as its environment, and any packages to be used in the future to get an up-to-date Salix system.

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Re: Broadcom B43 issues

Post by hugok » 16. Jan 2022, 22:47

In my old acer notebook with the "Broadcom BCM4312 " Wi-Fi card I just needed to install "b43-firmware" and "b43-fwcutter" with Sourcery.As simple as that... works fine here.

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