ROSA Linux Bugzilla – Bug 4315
Broadcom BCM4322 WiFi doesn't work
Last modified: 2014-08-15 13:17:19 MSD
Description of problem:
The PC can't locate any WiFi networks using BCM4322 with b43-firmware installed. If I install b43-firmware-install package (upstream firmware), then all works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ROSA Fresh R2
Intel powered classmate PC
An interesting fact is, b43-firmware provides *newer* firmware (corresponding to the version 188.8.131.52 of the proprietary driver) than b43-firmware-install installs (the latter corresponds to version 5.100.138 of the driver).
Anyway, due to licensing issues, we cannot distribute the firmware files directly.
The users have the following options if b43-firmware does not help:
1. Install b43-firmware-install instead.
2. Install the proprietary driver (dkms-broadcom-wl). This currently works for BCM4313 and newer WiFi adapters and does not work for BCM4311 and BCM4312 due to the issues in the driver, seemingly ignored by Broadcom.