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Broadcom-STA "wl" wifi drivers
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stemsee

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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018, 05:52    Post subject:  

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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018, 21:29    Post subject:  

I made a 64bit wl driver for 4.14.35, but it compiled with warnings - it loaded, but may crash in use. I can't test it so definitely use at own risk.
Update: confirmed working.
Available at: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=19290550466277667904

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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2018, 02:32    Post subject:  

UPDATE: Alternate wl module for Xenialpup64 7.5 k 4.9.58 made. Confirmed working.
Get it here: .http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=31777454822797642091
Need to skiplist b43, bcma, brcmsmac, ssb (edit /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG at about line 24 - see example pics below).
Then copy wl.ko to /lib/modules/4.9.58/kernel/drivers/net/wireless. Then run depmod in terminal. Then reboot.
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JPsDad

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 15:36    Post subject: Where is it now??  

peebee wrote:
boof wrote:
PeeBee
<Here is the 32-bit wl driver for Slacko-6.3.0 k3.14.55-nopae as a .pet:

broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet>

== Error 404

Makes life hard.

Sorry...

link should be:
http://www.smokey01.com/peebee/broadcom/slacko-6.3.0/broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet


== Error 403 Forbidden - HostGator
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perdido


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 18:32    Post subject: Re: Where is it now??  

JPsDad wrote:
peebee wrote:
boof wrote:
PeeBee
<Here is the 32-bit wl driver for Slacko-6.3.0 k3.14.55-nopae as a .pet:

broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet>

== Error 404

Makes life hard.

Sorry...

link should be:
http://www.smokey01.com/peebee/broadcom/slacko-6.3.0/broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet


== Error 403 Forbidden - HostGator


lets make life un-hard then Wink
You can find it here
https://archive.org/download/Puppy_Linux_Skami_Driver_Repo

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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 19:44    Post subject:  

I have made broadcom drivers for my latest 64bit kernels 4.14.69 (slackware derivatives) and 4.14.79 (ubuntu derivatives). They compiled with warnings & I can't test them (gave that pc to charity), so use at own risk.
Install appropriate .pet & skiplist b43, bcma, brcmsmac, ssb (edit /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG at about line 24 - adding those 4 items, with a space either side, to the line beginning SKIPLIST= ). Then in a terminal run depmod then modprobe wl & restart X.

k4.14.69 http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=05400105923797033002

k4.14.79 http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=20430176237980493453
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