Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213880
BCM4318 wifi card doesn't work with bcm43xx driver
Last modified: 2018-04-11 07:28:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Using bcm43xx driver I am not able to connect to the wireless network even in
the situation when the same computer is easily able to connect with ndiswrapper.
See attached logs for more details.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install bcm43xx drivers by copying
/usr/share/doc/bcm43xx-fwcutter-005/modprobe.bcm43xx to /etc/modprobe.d
2.run modprobe -v bcm43xx
Device eth1 is created, iwscan eth1 scan gives some results, but ifup eth1
doesn't get any results (even when with ndiswrapper, computer can connect)
Computer is able to connect to wifi network.
I have been discussing this issue with upstream developers for more than a year,
and their opinion is that bcm43xx driver doesn't support well my BCM4318 chipset
you can see that there more reports with this card not working without any
The type of firmware used is indicated, I am not sure about particular URL where
I got it from, but it was widely recommended on the above mentioned list as
working (I can attach it to this bug of course, if needed).
Created attachment 140308 [details]
identification information for firmware
Created attachment 140309 [details]
Output of dmesg with some nice oopses
Created attachment 140310 [details]
part of /var/log/messages corresponding to the attachment 140309 [details]
Created attachment 140311 [details]
Another attempt to get bcm43xx working, another oopses
Created attachment 140317 [details]
/var/log/messages corresponding to the attachment 140311 [details]
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 198071 ***