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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:52 am    Post subject: AirPort on my PowerBook G4 Reply with quote

So I installed Gentoo on my PowerBook G4.
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0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
So far so good.[/code]
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[*] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless Extensions
<M>   Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)
<M>     Apple Airport support (built-in)
<M>     Hermes in PLX9052 based PCI adaptor support (Netgear MA301 et
<M>     Hermes in TMD7160 based PCI adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
<M>     Prism 2.5 PCI 802.11b adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)

After a restart and modprobe'ing airport nothing happens. I start iwconfig and the card doesn't show up.
Since I always install the orinoco drivers on my x86 machines I thought I will do the same.
D/L the cvs code make modules install and re-load of the airport drivers... still no WiFi... that doesn't makes no sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an airport extreme card? If so it's not supported in Linux (or BSD, etc). Broadcom is not releasing info about the chip set or linux drivers. So...no dice. Who knows maybe someone will reverse engineer it, but for now an ethernet cable is your friend.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrdavedog wrote:
This is an airport extreme card? If so it's not supported in Linux (or BSD, etc). Broadcom is not releasing info about the chip set or linux drivers. So...no dice. Who knows maybe someone will reverse engineer it, but for now an ethernet cable is your friend.
I just finished my research and this seems to be an extrem card. Sorry for the double post...

I just ordered a USB one =(
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