[SOLVED] Broadcom 4312 Chipset

Re: broadcom 4312 chipset

Postby Garthhh » Jul 4th, '12, 22:28

Martin, thanks for sticking with me

I notice that when I go to the network on MCC I notice the signal strength is very low, which is unusual, considering the wireless device is about 10 feet away & on Ubun it's 4 out of 4 bars


My ISP's modem/router/wireless device comes with security that supposedly can't be turned off
I'll dig out an unsecured router/wireless later
Sorry my Experience doesn't meet your Expectations, I'll try Harder in the Future
User avatar
Garthhh
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Jun 2nd, '11, 19:27
Location: Yosemite

Re: broadcom 4312 chipset

Postby Garthhh » Jul 4th, '12, 23:56

just a few things
the signal strength icon is just grey even at full power

I can't see a way to confirm the password so,
I called up my ISP & reset the password, [no recovery option]

booted up M2
configured the wireless, connected
no problem

What led you to wonder about encryption?

on to the install
yeah :D
Sorry my Experience doesn't meet your Expectations, I'll try Harder in the Future
User avatar
Garthhh
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Jun 2nd, '11, 19:27
Location: Yosemite

Re: [SOLVED] Broadcom 4312 Chipset

Postby martinw » Jul 5th, '12, 22:31

Because the wl driver names your device as eth1, rather than wlan0, the Linux wireless tools think it's a wired connection, hence the non-working signal strength icon. From the output of iwconfig, you had
Code: Select all
Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=-31 dBm  Noise level=-57 dBm

which is a good signal strength.

What made me think of encryption was that the driver was reporting full details of your access point, and showing good signal strength, but not associating.

Anyway, glad to hear you're up and running now.
martinw
 
Posts: 515
Joined: May 14th, '11, 10:59

Re: [SOLVED] Broadcom 4312 Chipset

Postby Garthhh » Jul 6th, '12, 00:52

Thanks for the leg up

wireless shows full strength now on eth1 [on mcc]

network center was telling me, I just didn't know what :)
Sorry my Experience doesn't meet your Expectations, I'll try Harder in the Future
User avatar
Garthhh
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Jun 2nd, '11, 19:27
Location: Yosemite

Previous

Return to Networking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron