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ive used linuxmint 12 and 11 .. havent tested 14

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I am using 10.04 LTS and running these commands. I got the GIT pulled down and now I run:
SSB_SPROM=$(find /sys/devices -name ssb_sprom)
and it returns nothing when I echo $SSB_SPROM

I've tried rebooting and re-running the mod probe, etc. The card I have is an HP and it works in Windows and Linux and is an 4322. I have a Dell XPS 13 that I am trying to set this up on.

Thanks!

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likely u need to add grep and bridge number to find it.. i found this info in the ssbprom documentation not here.

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likely u need to add grep and bridge number to find it.. i found this info in the ssbprom documentation not here.


LatinMcg, thanks for the reply. Is this my problem (see below, it is using WL) the output is from lspci -v. I found the corresponding device in my system but there is no ssb_sprom object in the folder -- I suspect that may be due to the fact that I am modprobing b43 and it is using wl. Am I out of my tree here?

02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4353 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1509
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at f0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 26-00-c8-ff-ff-82-00-00
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
Kernel driver in use: wl
Kernel modules: wl

EDIT:::::::::::::Problem has been located: BCM43224 - NO WORKY....

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problem resolved ebay AR5B91 or AR5B91-X .. i think the X is for extra features/speed
any model works. even the 1/2 size, best of all they are cheap wireless draft N
they cant be rebranded but can be changed region to 00

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Bought one of these. Atheros AR5BHB92 802.11 b/g/n Wireless PCIe Half Size Mini Card AR9280

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Bought one of these. Atheros AR5BHB92 802.11 b/g/n Wireless PCIe Half Size Mini Card AR9280

let me know if it works. i never tried it.
i have had confirmed reports this works
http://www.ebay.com/...D-/350616256266

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Thanks for this guide!

 

I found a 4306-based PCI card today and while it worked fine in Tiger as-is, I went ahead and rebranded it to AirPort Extreme (106b:004e).



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I've just tried this procedure with one BCM94322HM8L and Ubuntu 13.10 and it works like a charm. The only difference is the Broadcom firmware should be installed manually as it's written here and the b43 module should be restarted with sudo modprobe -r b43 && sudo modprobe b43. Now my question is: is it enough only the ccode parameter to be changed in order to get all channels, permited in the EU (using this list of region codes) or the regrev parameter should be edited as well (currently set to 0x0002) and if should be, is there a list of a possible regrev values that I can find somewhere?



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I registered just to thank you for posting on this matter and to say that I managed to update my dell wifi card to an "airport" card.

 

there is a note I want to make

 

the working product/vendor id's listed in the previous posts / links

 

be careful when looking at them; they are reversed as listed as I almost mixed up the vendor id and product id when programmg the new one in.

 

copied from osxlatitude post by leon



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Will this method work with bcm4352, which is ac card?





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