Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219045
bcm43XG cards not supported (though claimed)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:51 EST
Description of problem:
BCM43XG cards are not supported. I have a NETGEAR WN511B which is based on this
chipset. The BCM43xx project claims that this chipset is supported by the
default bcm43xx driver, but it is not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
4325 BCM43xG 802.11b/g
The bcm43xx driver only supports devices with PCI id 4325. The card I have has a
PCI id of 4329. I added the 4329 PCI id to the driver, but that gives a nice
oops and the card is not recognized.
Argh, hold that last comment. It *is* recognized by the driver, but it oopses
and I don't get to see a device with iwconfig and ifconfig (debugging fries
As you discovered, 14e4:4329 is not supported by the current driver. Please
attach the contents of the oops from when you added that ID to the driver.
For fastest results (and depending on your skills and interestes), you may
wish to pursue this youself either on firstname.lastname@example.org or the bcm43xx
driver development mailing list, email@example.com.
I put it on the mailinglist. Unfortunately I do not have the card anymore. It
was given to someone in the bcm43xx team.
Closing as CANTFIX, based on lack of testing access.