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    Default BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    Hi all,

    I have an Acecr Aspire 5742 notebook and Backtrack 5R1 running from DVD.

    My wireless card is not automatically recognized and I cannot run kismet, airmon-ng or other stuff...

    here is lspci:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
    ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
    ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
    ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
    ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
    ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
    ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
    and here is ifconfig:

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1c:75:08:3e:68:3a
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:16

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:133 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:133 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:18085 (18.0 KB) TX bytes:18085 (18.0 KB)
    and here is iwconfig:

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    What do I have to do to make my wireless card work?
    Thank you !

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    Default Re: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

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    Default AW: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    Today I finally managed to get my BRCM43225 working in bt5r1; you need to get the b43 driver!
    First of all, get the newest driver (from this list).
    Next step is : "prepare-kernel-sources". (without quotes of course, just paste it in your terminal and execute.)
    Following to this you now do following (most likely have to change something to get it working for you, i.e. (date -I) has to be adjusted)
    1) tar jxvf compat-wireless-$(date -I).tar.bz2
    2) cd compat-wireless-$(date -I)
    3) ./scripts/driver-select b43
    4) make
    5) make install

    Then reboot or if you are on your live system just try "modprobe b43" (after doing "make wlunload"(?)).

    Good luck.
    Feel free to ask if something goes wrong and please give feedback if actually someone trys this.

    P.S. still, there is this annoying "fixed channel -1" problem with that driver. Does anyone have a solution?
    Last edited by btShh; 11-07-2011 at 05:26 PM. Reason: changed order of commands.

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    Default Re : BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    Hello,

    I have tried your solution and I have some issues.

    First, I can't do : ./scripts/driver-select 43
    before : cd compat wireless-$(date -I)
    I have to go on the compat wireless-$(date -I) directory for write it
    Is it normal ?

    Second, if I do this, I can continue and do make and make install. But when I restart nothing change, my card is not detected.
    Have you got any solution?

    If you want the result of any commands tell me.

    Thanks

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    Default AW: Re : BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    Quote Originally Posted by lealtya View Post
    First, I can't do : ./scripts/driver-select 43
    before : cd compat wireless-$(date -I)
    I have to go on the compat wireless-$(date -I) directory for write it
    Is it normal ?
    That's totally normal. I wrote those commands in the wrong order.
    Anyways, after the installation is complete it should work.
    Check this first to see if your card is supported.
    The output of "lsmod" and iwconfig and/or airmon-ng will be helpful to see what went wrong, assuming your card is actually supported.

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    Default Re : BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    Hello,

    Thanks for your answer, the returns are :

    for lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1692] (rev 01)
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4357] (rev 01)


    for lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    usb_storage 40902 1
    uas 7524 0
    dm_crypt 14720 0
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 21630 1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 248710 1
    snd_hda_intel 21661 0
    snd_hda_codec 80498 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
    snd_hwdep 5424 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 36427 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13581 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 68662 4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd _pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1358 0
    snd_seq_oss 26216 0
    snd_seq_midi 4460 0
    snd_rawmidi 18745 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 5720 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 45875 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 17803 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    bcma 19448 0
    snd_seq_device 5281 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 50697 13 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer _oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_t imer,snd_seq_device
    uvcvideo 60284 0
    soundcore 6048 1 snd
    videodev 75797 1 uvcvideo
    intel_ips 10492 0
    snd_page_alloc 6801 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    joydev 8649 0
    psmouse 52655 0
    serio_raw 3744 0
    wmi 8772 0
    lp 7373 0
    parport 29468 1 lp
    mac_hid 3029 0
    radeon 940776 2
    ttm 54835 1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper 31085 1 radeon
    drm 178158 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    ahci 18634 3
    libahci 19920 1 ahci
    tg3 142137 0
    i2c_algo_bit 4916 1 radeon
    intel_agp 9614 0
    intel_gtt 13296 1 intel_agp
    agpgart 27414 4 ttm,drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
    usbhid 35443 0
    hid 69090 1 usbhid
    video 10930 0


    for iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.


    I have tried to do this command : airmon-ng, but it was not detected


    Anybody tell me that my drivers are probably installed but not actived. Do you think it is that?


    Thanks in advanced

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    Default AW: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    If you are running backtrack, "airmon-ng" should be detected! What OS are you using?
    Also, if you are not using backtrack i.e. the "aircrack-ng"-tools why are you in need of the monitor mode? There are easier ways to get your wirelessadapter working without support of monitor mode.

    What is the output of "modprobe b43" (after installing the driver of course) ?

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    Default Re: AW: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    there is no output on modprobe43.... wat next ?

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    Default Re: AW: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n

    Quote Originally Posted by btShh View Post
    Today I finally managed to get my BRCM43225 working in bt5r1; you need to get the b43 driver!
    First of all, get the newest driver (from this list).
    Next step is : "prepare-kernel-sources". (without quotes of course, just paste it in your terminal and execute.)
    Following to this you now do following (most likely have to change something to get it working for you, i.e. (date -I) has to be adjusted)
    1) tar jxvf compat-wireless-$(date -I).tar.bz2
    2) cd compat-wireless-$(date -I)
    3) ./scripts/driver-select b43
    4) make
    5) make install

    Then reboot or if you are on your live system just try "modprobe b43" (after doing "make wlunload"(?)).

    Good luck.
    Feel free to ask if something goes wrong and please give feedback if actually someone trys this.

    P.S. still, there is this annoying "fixed channel -1" problem with that driver. Does anyone have a solution?
    I've been looking for a solution for 3 days, thank you very much, this works like a charm.

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