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    Hello,
    would it be possible to add a support for few types of wireless cards with broadcom chipset? The b43 driver supports some version of it but there are some that are not, such as mine

    14e4:4315
    not supported
    BCM4312 - low power
    b43

    linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

    There is a native driver available for download from their website (broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php), but for some reason it doesn't support the monitor mode, so i really cant use it much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbyte View Post
    Hello,
    would it be possible to add a support for few types of wireless cards with broadcom chipset? The b43 driver supports some version of it but there are some that are not, such as mine

    14e4:4315
    not supported
    BCM4312 - low power
    b43

    linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

    There is a native driver available for download from their website (broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php), but for some reason it doesn't support the monitor mode, so i really cant use it much.
    Don't you think it would be easier if YOU just bought a supported card?
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    This is a pcmcia card that came with my dell xps m1530.. I did bought a usb dongle to use for this purpose, I just asked if this is possible.
    And btw, "just buy a different card" isnt exactly a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbyte View Post
    This is a pcmcia card that came with my dell xps m1530.. I did bought a usb dongle to use for this purpose, I just asked if this is possible.
    And btw, "just buy a different card" isnt exactly a solution.
    If "just buy a different card" isn't a solution, you should voice your concern/angerness/rant/whatever to broadcom. This is not an issue specifically related to backtrack, nor to linux or any of its derivatives. It is solely the fault of broadcom's conceitedness in willing to open up their device specifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake_kakashi View Post
    If "just buy a different card" isn't a solution, you should voice your concern/angerness/rant/whatever to broadcom. This is not an issue specifically related to backtrack, nor to linux or any of its derivatives. It is solely the fault of broadcom's conceitedness in willing to open up their device specifications.
    Not needed regarding angerness , you just need a little bit more of time and you can compose yourself a working bcm43 packet dump/injection atheros-like
    card.
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    I dont want to get flamed for sounding like a retard that has know clue what he is talking about but here are my thoughts....

    the card is suported, i have a hp labtop with a broadcom card but i still have to use ndiswrapper because i beleave the little LED switch on the front of the labtop is not supported.... rfswitch drivers? this would be the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbyte View Post
    Hello,
    would it be possible to add a support for few types of wireless cards with broadcom chipset? The b43 driver supports some version of it but there are some that are not, such as mine

    14e4:4315
    not supported
    BCM4312 - low power
    b43

    linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

    There is a native driver available for download from their website (broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php), but for some reason it doesn't support the monitor mode, so i really cant use it much.
    Yes, it's possible.

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