broadcom bcm4401-B0 on FC5

blaqb0x at netscape.net blaqb0x at netscape.net
Thu Apr 20 22:13:14 EDT 2006


Hi,

  I'm running Fedora Core 5 on Inspiron 6000.  I want the wired 
interface to use wpa_supplicant which is a broadcom bcm4401-B0.
The website says that it supports at least the broadcom wireless cards, 
Broadcom wl.o driver.  It seems that the driver for the bcm4401-B0 is 
listed as b44.

--------from dmesg
b44: eth0: Link is down.
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
--------

is it possible to compile the b44 driver w/ wpa_supplicant?

Any ideas on how to get this to work or alternatives would help.

Below is the error messages from wpa_supplicant.

Thanks,



-------------------------Errors from runnign wpa_supplicant
  /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant -w -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf 
-i eth0  -d
Initializing interface 'eth0' conf 
'/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' driver 'default' 
ctrl_interface 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> 
'/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf'
ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
ctrl_interface_group=10 (from group name 'wheel')
ap_scan=0
Priority group 0
   id=0 ssid='test'
Initializing interface (2) 'eth0'
EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Operation not supported
Could not configure driver to use managed mode
ioctl[SIOCGIWRANGE]: Operation not supported
Own MAC address: 00:14:22:e3:1e:49
wpa_driver_hostap_set_wpa: enabled=1
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
Driver does not support WPA.
wpa_driver_hostap_set_key: alg=none key_idx=0 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 
key_len=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
Failed to set encryption.
wpa_driver_hostap_set_key: alg=none key_idx=1 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 
key_len=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
Failed to set encryption.
wpa_driver_hostap_set_key: alg=none key_idx=2 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 
key_len=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
Failed to set encryption.
wpa_driver_hostap_set_key: alg=none key_idx=3 set_tx=0 seq_len=0 
key_len=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
Failed to set encryption.
wpa_driver_hostap_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
wpa_driver_hostap_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
Added interface eth0
ioctl[SIOCGIWESSID]: Operation not supported
Could not read SSID from driver.
CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING - signal 2 received
Removing interface eth0
State: DISCONNECTED -> DISCONNECTED
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
wpa_driver_hostap_set_wpa: enabled=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
Failed to disable WPA in the driver.
wpa_driver_hostap_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
wpa_driver_hostap_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
No keys have been configured - skip key clearing
ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Operation not supported
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