Here I write about various events I was involved in and ideas that inspired me. Recently, it is more of a linux blog because I have been doing a lot of work on it. However, off and on I write on various other things that my mind just can't let go easily.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Broadcom wireless on Arch linux
My wireless card is Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g. When Broadcom had not released open source drivers, I was using b43 drivers according to Archlinux wiki. These drivers worked fine till kernel version 2.6.37. From the next kernel version, it started trouble me as described in this bug. I switched to broadcom-wl and things worked fine once again. However, starting from kernel 3.0.x, each time I update my kernel, I have to recompile my drivers using
and reinstall them using
pacman -U ./<package name>.xz
Now I can successfully connect to WPA networks; but not to WEP networks.