Re: No WIFI under HP Probook 4515s



Ok,

I have discovered the I chosen the wrong firmware. Then I discovered too
that I have an low-power Broadcom LP-PHY 1612. I have extracted the apsta
module successfully, but - there is no working wifi. What shall I do?

2010/8/19 Zoltan Hoppar <hopparz@xxxxxxxxx>

There is only one tiny little problem.

[zoltan@localhost ~]$ tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.3.tar.bz2
[zoltan@localhost ~]$ cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.3/driver
[zoltan@localhost driver]$ b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum b84bc801b9b8f39069c252f533655af8.

What's next?

2010/8/19 JB <jb.1234abcd@xxxxxxxxx>

Zoltan Hoppar <hopparz <at> gmail.com> writes:


Hi guys,
Currently I have run out of ideas about how to activate, and create an
working
wifi on my new machine. It uses an Broadcom PHY - Broadcom Corporation
BCM4312
802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01).
I have followed the the advices at linuxwireless.org - but no effect.
Maybe I
have made mistakes, or something went wrong - I couldn't tell that.

Hi,
this is the relevant page:
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

...
device firmware installation
Fedora
...
Next, download the Windows driver:
do not use the download link blindly; first check which driver is the
latest:

http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/

broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.1.tar.bz2 16-Jan-2008 03:33
3846454
broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.2.tar.bz2 28-Sep-2008 20:42
3877524
broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.3.tar.bz2 21-Dec-2009 16:46
3906094
broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 08-Oct-2008 15:11
3888794
broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2 19-Feb-2009 18:46
5986780
broadcom-wl-4.80.17.0.tar.bz2 14-Jan-2008 04:09
869561
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 14-Jan-2008 04:09
904072
broadcom-wl-4.80.9.2.tar.bz2 20-Jun-2006 04:45
857282

According to the above list the latest driver is:
broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.3.tar.bz2 21-Dec-2009 16:46
3906094

So, make sure that you download this one as instructed:
wget
http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.3.tar.bz2

Now continue installing this driver as instructed.
...
Reboot.

JB



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