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Nevalite
 Posted: Aug 19 2011, 07:04 PM
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I have a 2011 MBP with SL6 installed, is there a way to get the wireless working?
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redman
 Posted: Aug 20 2011, 09:29 AM
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You might want to post more details on the system.

What do you get when you give the following command: lspci


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Nevalite
 Posted: Aug 20 2011, 03:11 PM
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[Matthew@nevalite ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:01.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1c2c (rev 05)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1c27 (rev 05)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Seymour [AMD Radeon HD 6470M]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa98
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 02)
04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW643 PCI Express1394b Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 08)
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redman
 Posted: Aug 20 2011, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE (Nevalite @ Aug 20 2011, 05:11 PM)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 02)

That is the one to look for.

I found the following article on Broadcom wireless adapters.
If I read that one right, there is no native support for the BCM4331.
That would mean that you need ndiswrapper and the Windows driver as alternative to get wireless working.


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helikaon
 Posted: Aug 29 2011, 02:29 PM
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Yah,
as Redman says, so far no support and even the ndiswrapper is not reliable due to OS instability with it (reported on ubuntu forums) here
ubuntu bmc4331
Look out here on the developers page, they say it should be done soon, so patience is only solution atm...
developers info on bcm4331

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