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blaze

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Broadcom link help thread
« on: November 21, 2016, 12:08:02 PM »
What is it that unites all different Linux distros? Wifi trouble with the name of Broadcom! Here are some links on the subject, Choose the one that fits you best. If you know of good how tos somewhere, please post them so we all can share the knowledge and see evil  defeated. ;)

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/broadcom_wireless

Edit; Help requests is to be posted in the appropriate support section please, thank you.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 03:18:57 PM by blaze »
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Re: Broadcom link help thread
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 04:07:27 AM »
Good idea Blaze.
Since Broadcom has just been sold, and the IoT part of the business has gone to Cypress
 (as in  http://www.cypress.com/news/cypress-acquire-broadcom-s-wireless-internet-things-business-0 )
Cypress has chosen to release specs/datasheets of Broadcom chips. 
Whether this improves the coverage and simplicity of coping with Broadcom wifi remains to be seen, but we can all hope   :-)

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Re: Broadcom link help thread
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 08:31:39 AM »
Thanks for the link teejay, I did not know that it had been sold. Yes, let us keep the hope alive. :)

Found two more links, probably the same all over again. I do link to them anyway, because sometimes it is easier to understand things if it is presented in a different way. :)

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/796

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/
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Re: Broadcom link help thread
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 09:56:35 AM »
If you have access to the wiki. .. pop this info up on there please as a hard copy  ☺

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Re: Broadcom link help thread
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 07:18:40 PM »
Sorry, no access, or me too  ;D
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Re: Broadcom link help thread
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 12:46:11 PM »
I have placed a draft page in the wiki with the links. This page will need to be completed by other members with wiki access (Biff, Leenie, etc)

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Re: Broadcom link help thread
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 05:56:18 PM »
Thanks cheiron! :)
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