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October 21, 2009

Broadcom-wl in archlinux 2.6.31

Filed under: computer, linux — Tags: , , , , — guilleml @ 6:51 pm

After upgrading to 2.6.31 my wifi stopped working so I googled a little, I found a few usefull links:

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19514

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=82613

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_BCM4312

Basically what I did was to execute “makepkg” again in the broadcom-wl package and reinstall it. Then I executed:

#mkinitcpio -p kernel26

Also make sure your rc.conf is rigth, you have to add !b43 and !ssb to your MODULES section.

MODULES=(acpi-cpufreq cpufreq_ondemand lib80211_crypt_wep lib80211_crypt_ccmp lib80211_crypt_tkip wl !ssb !b43 fuse)

Reboot your computer and check that your wifi card is working:

#iwconfig

eth0      IEEE 802.11  Nickname:””
Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:5  Signal level:206  Noise level:165
Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0

Then you can use wicd or networkManager to connect to your network.

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