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    Question FOSSI Firmware for brcm80211

    where can I get the firmware for brcm80211?
    Is there a FOSSI firmware or is the one provided by Broadcom the only one?

    I installed from the compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 but ask for the firmware...

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    Default Re: FOSSI Firmware for brcm80211

    try here:
    #597034 - Missing firmware for brcm80211 driver - Debian Bug report logs

    in particular:

    On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 09:05:46AM +0700, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan wrote:
    > Package: linux-2.6
    > Version: 2.6.32-22
    > Severity: normal
    > After upgrading to 2.6.32-22, the "wl.ko" driver from broadcom-sta package
    > fails to detect my Broadcom BCM43224 wireless interface, i.e. no entry
    > appears in "iwconfig" result.

    I added the brcm80211 driver which is a free (GPL) replacement for
    broadcom-sta/wl. You'll need to install firmware images which, er, I haven't
    uploaded yet, sorry. For now, you can get these from
    <WebSVN - kernel - Rev 16433 - /dists/trunk/firmware-nonfree/brcm80211/brcm/>
    and install them under /lib/firmware/brcm. They will be included in the
    firmware-brcm80211 package shortly.
    although, be careful... you break it, you buy it.
    good luck with that...

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