brcmsmac driver only works when sitting next to the AP

Roland Vossen rvossen at
Tue Aug 23 11:23:47 UTC 2011

Hi Camaleón,

 >> Would you be able/willing to make debug related changes to our driver
 >> and build it ? I can tell you what changes to make.
 > I can try whataver you want me to try :-)
 > Just provide some guidance on what are the required steps.

that is great. Ok, do you have the kernel sources on your system ? If 
so, cd to the root of the source tree and issue these commands to build 
the driver:

make SUBDIRS=drivers/staging/brcm80211 clean
make SUBDIRS=drivers/staging/brcm80211 modules

if that works, do a 'modprobe mac80211' followed by a 'insmod 
drivers/staging/brcm80211/brcmutil/brcmutil.ko' followed by a 'insmod 

Btw, I will assume until further notice that you disable network-manager 
prior to loading the driver.

Let me know how this goes, then we can take it to the next level.

Thanks, Roland.

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