I am attempting to enable my wireless interface in Slax Linux, so far, I know the driver I need is
brcmsmac, since I have a broadcom card; and this work in Slackware.
The driver is available and does not show any errors when I load it with:
# modprobe brcmsmac
But no new interface is loaded.
Here is I've tried:
# lspci | grep Network 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) # ifconfig -a eth0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether e8:11:32:5f:ff:5e txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 device interrupt 41 base 0xc000 lo: flags=8<LOOPBACK> mtu 16436 loop txqueuelen 0 (Local Loopback) RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
I am sorry @slm, here's dmesg output
# dmesg | grep brcmsmac
brcmsmac bcma0:0: mfg 4bf core 812 rev 24 class 0 irq 16 ieee80211 phy0: brcmsmac: fail to load firmware brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw ieee80211 phy0: brcmsmac: Failed to find firmware usually in /lib/firmware/brcm brcmsmac: brcms_bcma_probe: brcms_attach failed!
I hope this help!