Description of problem:
The b43 driver fails to work properly with a BCM4311 wireless card in a Dell
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load b43 module
2. Connect to wireless network with NetworkManager
3. Ping default gateway (or other well known device)
No network traffic.
Should transmit and receive packets
ifconfig reports packets being transmitted and received, but there is no
Please attach the output of 'lspci -n' the contents
Unless this is a new device, the 4311 has been well supported for some time.
Are you sure that you don't simply have the rfkill switch enabled? If this
was an unknown devices then I don't think ifconfig would show a device at all.
00:00.0 0600: 8086:27a0 (rev 03)
00:02.0 0300: 8086:27a2 (rev 03)
00:02.1 0380: 8086:27a6 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:27d8 (rev 01)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:27d0 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 0604: 8086:27d2 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 0604: 8086:27d4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:27c8 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:27c9 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:27ca (rev 01)
00:1d.3 0c03: 8086:27cb (rev 01)
00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:27cc (rev 01)
00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2448 (rev e1)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:27b9 (rev 01)
00:1f.2 0101: 8086:27c4 (rev 01)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:27da (rev 01)
03:01.0 0607: 1217:6972 (rev 40)
09:00.0 0200: 14e4:1600 (rev 02)
0c:00.0 0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
The rfkill switch is definitely not enabled. The b43 driver only recently
began working correctly, starting with the 2.6.24 kernel, and this break
appears to be a regression of some sort. In previous 2.6.24 kernels, the card
worked, although occasionally all network traffic would stop and the b43
module would have to be unloaded and loaded to get things working again. The
card does work correctly with ndiswrapper, but I would rather use free
Are you still experiencing this issue with recent kernels?
Closed due to lack of response...