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Bug 236290 - bcm43xx wireless fails to work in G-only wireless environment
Summary: bcm43xx wireless fails to work in G-only wireless environment
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-12 21:08 UTC by Jarod Wilson
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-07-18 01:17:03 UTC
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Description Jarod Wilson 2007-04-12 21:08:10 UTC
Description of problem:
My PowerBook G4's bcm4306 wireless fails to function under Linux if my Linksys
WAP54G is set to 802.11g-only mode. Works fine under Linux if its in mixed b/g
mode, or if its in either b/g-mixed or g-only under Mac OS X.

Note: I have yet to see if the bcm43xx_mac80211 driver is any better, it was
only earlier today that I got a sufficiently new enough firmware in place to try
it out.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2007-05-18 18:29:21 UTC
You should be using bcm43xx_mac80211 with recent rawhide/fc7 kernels...do they 
work better in g-only networks?

Comment 2 Jarod Wilson 2007-07-18 01:17:03 UTC
Sorry for the delay... Yeah, the bcm43xx_mac80211 driver works fine w/the base station set to G-only.

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