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drheim drheim is offline
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Default B43 driver for wireless - 05-29-2010, 01:51 PM

Hi guys,

I have been running Fedora for over a year now using the STA driver, but I really want to be able to use a driver that supports monitor mode so that I can use kismet, etc. I have been checking this forum from time to time for over a year and been reading that with an updated kernel some people might have gotten this driver to work? Has anyone been able to get their Mini9 to work with kismet, etc and if so what distro do you use? I have not tried Fedora 13, but kind of hoping it might be already installed in there.

I threw the latest version of ubuntu on a flash drive a couple of weeks ago and it did detect the Broadcom and gave an option of using the STA or B43 drivers, but I could not get it to install and get the B43 driver working correctly. If anyone gets this working pretty easily without recompiliing a kernel, etc please post.


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piratesmack piratesmack is offline
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Default 07-06-2010, 07:32 PM

On my Dell Mini 10v, I have to

Use kernel or newer

and these options:
echo "options b43 pio=1 qos=0" > /etc/modprobe.d/b43.conf
Note: B43 in pio mode is much slower than broadcom-sta

Another way you can get it to work is to load the broadcom sta driver first, unload it, and then load b43.

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