Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480575
bcm4322 not detected by b43 broadcom driver on hp tx2617ca
Last modified: 2010-08-07 05:38:48 EDT
Description of problem:
The HP tx2617ca comes with a Broadcom BCM4322 wireless card. This device isn't even detected with the b43 open source driver loaded. If I install the broadcom-wl driver provided by Broadcom.
"BCM 4322 802.11a/b/g/n (Has PCI-ID 0x432B) - This device has an N Phy. There is no support for any Draft 802.11n features. We are working on it."
Yay, so hopefully eventually.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. buy an HP tx2617ca
2. leverage radiowaves for greater internet connectivity!
3. seek in confusion for your device
* you cannot find the device
* you load the b43 driver to discover that it cannot (yet)
* discover F10 does not support your card
* go get evil closed driver
* you find that your device was already there, supported, and that the Internets are flowing freely through your being, enriching life.
The HP dv6-1030us laptop also ships with a BCM4322 card. Like any BCM43, it's not supported out of the box because Broadcomm has not made an open sourced firmware available. Firmware can be installed by several means, including using bcm43xx-fwcutter, but the easiest means I found for the dv6-1030us was to enable the RPMFusion-nonfree repository and yum install the broadcomm-wl and kmod-wl packages. The card can then be managed with NetworkManager. 802.11n features are not supported yet.
This just has to wait for the upstream project to do the reverse engineering.