Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

niebling
  9 years ago
  Broadcom (WIFI card/adapter/dongle)
  LMDE
  Works perfectly
What works:

Katya; Lisa; Debian

Device works well for all kernels 2.6+ (yes even for linux kernel 3.0.x) when using the 802.11 Linux STA driver according to instructions listed here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=57056&p=442617&hilit=niebling#p442617

What was done to make it work:

Difficult to setup but need to follow tutorials posted on Internet. See my post listed above for instructions. I had to rebuild the driver from the Broadcom STA driver 64-bit package: hybrid-portsrc_x86-64_v5.100.82.38.tar.gz and apply the patch available from: http://www.mindwerks.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/broadcom-sta_4_kernel-2.6.38.patch

Additional notes:

This works. I did not have any luck using the other methods using B43 cutter and lpphy installer packages. I'm sure that works fine, but this method worked for me and I'm sticking to it.