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Broadcom WLAN drivers for 43XX chips

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by HiSpeed, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    New drivers for Broadcom 43XX chips !

    Download from here :wink:
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks m8!

    this includes bcmwl564.sys

    is this a WinXP Pro x64 driver perhaps?
     
  3. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    I think so !
    I didn't test it yet because each time I update, my XP Pro SP2 crashes... :rolleyes:
    I'm rather waiting a full pack, with new monitor inside...
     
  4. Klaus_1250

    Klaus_1250 Network Guru Member

    Thanx! Works great as always. Even a nice new option: disable wireless if wired connection detected :)

    Installing was a bit troublesome. I couldn't update with "Update Driver", but needed to run the install program. The install program says it is for 802.11n devices (folder name is also 80211n), but it seems to be for 802.11b/g devices too.

    I wish Broadcom would make these updates more easily available. With their driver support, I pretty sure I know what my next Wireless Adapter will be. But I can't says that about LinkSys (I have a WMP54G v2), their driver support sucks.
     
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Very interesting for me ! Does it work ?
     
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    thats feature works on the old version of Broadcom drivers, 4.40.xx as well. it does work though had to select that in the adaptors advanced settings.
     
  7. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    Hey Thanks, mine works using update driver.
     
  8. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    OK, very easyly installed, works fine ! :thumbup:
     
  9. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    There is a bug !
    The site monitor doesn't display anything ! :mad:
    The 4.40.19.0 tool seems too old for the driver...
     
  10. Klaus_1250

    Klaus_1250 Network Guru Member

    @hispeed: I would change your location from US to FR in the driver settings. Will give you some extra channels (12, 13).

    In general: Do the updated driver/setup packages also upgrade the radio firmware? Or is it just a software driver?
     
  11. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Argh, that was not easy but I succeeded to go back to 4.40.19.0 !
    I don't understand why but I have now all the channels 1 to 13 (I was stuck with US before)...
    The only little trouble with 4.40.19.0 is the led continuously green...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. stancatau

    stancatau Network Guru Member

    Just install the driver is more than enough, i think.
    I don't like the monitor thing as i do not want to have more startup applications...
    cheers
     
  13. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    The full pack 4.80.28.7 (XP 32/64 bits) is now available from here !

    :wink:
     
  14. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  15. marek73

    marek73 Guest

    Hi all !

    I have acer 5024 (WiFi is BCM4318) and WinXP Pro x64.
    I am trying to install a new WiFi - broadcom driver 4.80.28.7

    (this one)
    http://www.station-drivers.com/tele... 440x-4.80.28.7-full-2kxp-32-64bits-whql .exe

    but I am not able to install it under Windows XP x64 although there is written that it supports XP x64. When I have looked into .inf file, there is correct DEV_ID also for my device... It stopped during the installation with error message (don't know the number yet)

    When I installed only driver from THIS package
    http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/broadcom/broadcom wifi 4.80.28.7.exe
    everything seems to be OK, but unfortunately driver was not changed.

    My question is whether did somebody install this BCM driver under XP x64 ?

    In all cases I am not able to uninstall my previous BCM driver downloaded from acer site. (version 3.100.64.0). I have this outdated version and I cannot change it to the new one. Has somebody any idea how to solve this problem ?

    PS: I saw the new driver from dell 4.100.15.5 for BCM 43xx, but I did not try it yet
    http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/broadcom/broadcom wlan-4.100.15 .exe

    Thanks in advance
    Marek
     
  16. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    The full pack 4.100.15.5 (preceding link) doesn't install, it's only for Dell hardwares...
     
  17. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the full pack maynot, but you should be able to manually update the drivers.
     
  18. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    That looks bad because the "bcmwl5.inf" is modified by Dell and uses Dell names instead of Broadcom names for the cards...
     
  19. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    A new full pack 4.100.15.5 (Compaq) is now available from here !

    :wink:
     
  20. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks again m8!
     
  21. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Works fine but the utility requires WZC service for WPA2 !?

    [​IMG]
     
  22. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    A new full pack 4.100.15.5 (WHQL) is now available from here !

    (the preceding links are no more available, the .sys files have no difference)

    :wink:
     
  23. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Network Guru Member

    This may may be a stupid question but do these drivers support 64 bit (Vista). Im trying to get a WMP54GS working and Im sure its the Broadcom Drivers.
     
  24. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    There is a 64 bits version into this pack but I don't know if it works well with Vista...
    Try to use it because it's the last driver for your card...
     
  25. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Network Guru Member

    Ull all be glad to know these DO WORK with Vista 64 Bit RTM, although Im still investigating an issue where with WEP or any type of security enabled on the network it doesnt seem to want to connect,once disabled it works with varying speeds,but no drop off at all.
     
  26. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    A new version 4.102.15.61 for Vista 32 & 64 bits is available from here !
     
  27. ericowen

    ericowen LI Guru Member

    Cool. :smile:
    I am running Ubuntu Dapper Drake..can you walk me through installing it?:confused:
     
  28. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    A new version 4.102.15.56 for 2000/XP is available from here !
     
  29. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    I downloaded it last night and when I opened it up it only had bcmwl6. It looked like it might only be for vista or 64 bit windows, but I'm not sure. Have you tried it out yet?
     
  30. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    I did exactly the same thing ! :biggrin:
     
  31. mrdummy

    mrdummy LI Guru Member

  32. ceevee

    ceevee LI Guru Member

    The latest broadcom 43xx drivers for Windows XP that I can find is 4.100.15.5. Is there a latest with Windows XP support? I tried the 4.102.15.56, but seems like only Vista support.
     
  33. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    4.100.15.5 is the latest I know of for XP from Broadcom.
     
  34. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

    Grabbed this latest driver from the hp site fwiw....

    [​IMG]
     
  35. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Give us a clue which files you used - sp36684 and sp36686?
     
  36. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  37. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Thanks Simon but I see only "bcmwl6.sys" for Vista in it !?
     
  38. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, there seems to be only the bcmwl6.sys file though it has reference to Win9x, Win2K, WinXP as well as vista in the inf file.
     
  39. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    I think only "bcmwl5.sys" works with XP as I saw with the old versions greater than 4.100.15.5 !?
    If someone can confirm ?
     
  40. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I can confirm the above referenced HP Broadcom drivers and Utility v 4.150.29.0 dated Jul 11, 2007 seem to work fine when forced in XP Home to work with my Linksys WPC54GSv1 (Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN)

    Not sure about any difference - this site is still slow...
     
  41. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    I also have it working in XP Home with my WPC54GSv2.
     
  42. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Did you check the driver used with XP is "bcmwl6.sys" ?
     
  43. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    No its the v5 used with XP (HP sp36684.exe contains the driver and sp36686.exe the utility).

    Only problem I've found so far is that the Utility says I'm in Australia, driver properties says GB correctly for me though.
     
  44. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    OK, what's new ?
    Is it really interesting I replace my good 4.100.15.5 ?
     
  45. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

    Version: 6.20 (15 Aug 2007)
    Fixes
    - Fixes an issue on HP Pavilion and HP Presario notebooks that have a slider switch to enable/disable the wireless function, where the wireless LED takes about 20 seconds to change from amber to blue when resuming from Suspend or Hibernate mode if the slider switch is in the enabled position (slid to the right).

    Enhancements
    - Provides Broadcom 4.150.29.0 Driver. - Improves performance of time-sensitive applications, including audio and video playback, while the wireless LAN card is scanning. - Provides a TGn Wi-Fi compliant driver.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...prodSeriesId=1845551&swItem=ob-53245-1&mode=5
     
  46. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Yes, I saw that !
    I was looking for an user experience.
    I don't want to replace my 4.100.15.5 if there is no menu enhancements...
     
  47. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  48. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    OK, works fine ! :wink:

    [​IMG]
     
  49. asterger

    asterger Network Guru Member

    Instalation of 4.150.22 Drivers for XP

    Tried to install 4.150.22 drivers from http://www.station-drivers.com/page/broadcom.htm Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n BCM-943xx(BCM43XX). Unpacked and ran setup.EXE. The new driver became listed in Add/Remove Programs however Broadcom Wireless Utility Information tab indicates 4.100.15.5.

    How do I get the 4.150.22 station-drivers.com driver installed on XP?

    Thanks,

    -- Alan
     
  50. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I think the 4.150.22 drivers are mis-labelled on that site, and only include vista versions.

    The 4.150.29 is available from compaq, details above. Had my first 'issue' with them yesterday, had to re-enter network details when logged in under different username, the utility then asked to overwrite the settings -so it knew they were there but wouldn't activate?
     
  51. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    I agree, I emailed the site to explain but nothing has moved...
     
  52. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  53. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Failed to install the Dell 4.170 on my WPC54GSv1, too much Dell branding/ customization of inf files for me. Had to pull out pc-card to unfreeze laptop, and windows reverted to an old 4.100 driver version. Forced the 4.150 back and all is well - even have the correct country location in the monitor! Will wait until HP release unbranded drivers!
     
  54. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Take care, I've never succeeded to install a Broadcom driver coming from Dell on my WPM card... :thumbdown:
     
  55. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  56. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

  57. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    How do you Force install the Drivers on XP... It keeps detecting the old drivers..
     
  58. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Don't understand, where is the XP32 version ?
     
  59. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  60. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

  61. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Hi Mstombs,
    Did you install it ?
    Why is it smaller ?
    What's new ?
     
  62. asterger

    asterger Network Guru Member

    Believe latest version is 4.170.25.12

    -- Alan
     
  63. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I installed the XP32 versions I suggested above - they work fine on my WPC54GSv1, no great improvement! 4.170.25.12 20 September 2007
    The Utility doesn't include the driver - they sometimes do - but that doesn't account for 50 Meg down to 20 Meg!

    Driver reports:

    Code:
    PURPOSE:  Recommended
    SoftPaq NUMBER:  SP37950
    SUPERSEDES:  SP36684, SP37748
    
    EFFECTIVE DATE:  15 November 2007
    ...
    DEVICES SUPPORTED:  
    Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN
    Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter
    
    LANGUAGE(S):  
    GLOBAL
    
    ENHANCEMENTS:  
    - Broadcom 4.170.25.12 driver
    - updated co-installer to fix intermittent driver re-install issue.
    
    
    FIXES: 
    - Fixes an issue with a register value not getting properly restored upon
    awakening from sleep.
    and Utility

    Code:
    PURPOSE:  Recommended
    SoftPaq NUMBER:  SP37952
    SUPERSEDES:  SP36686, SP37752
    
    EFFECTIVE DATE:  15 November 2007
    
    ...
    
    DEVICES SUPPORTED:  
    Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN
    Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter
    
    OPERATING SYSTEM(S):  
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    
    LANGUAGE(S):  
    Global
    
    ENHANCEMENTS:  
    - Broadcom Wireless LAN User Interface version 4.170.25.12 for use with Broadcom
    Wireless LAN driver 4.170.25.12.
    
    
    FIXES: 
    - Fixes UI hang if the security setting for a WLAN connection prompted the user
    for input during association and simultaneously the WLAN adapter was disabled.

    You run the supplied exe's which expand the driver and trys (but fails) to run. From driver properties - update driver. You mustn't let windows search, follow "have disk" select driver from expanded install file (default C:/SWsetup/spxxx) and answer "yes" you are sure you want to install the driver even though windows can't verity if it will work. Be prepared with a working restore point and know how to use safe mode to recover though! There may also be a switch somewhere which says "never install unsigned drivers" that I unticked years ago!
     
  64. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    OK, works fine ! :wink:

    [​IMG]
     
  65. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus Network Guru Member

    I have a wmp54gs v1.1 and I can't find out what chipset it is ralink or broadcom. I'm trying to get it to run on my xp x64 system. Which one should I get?
     
  66. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    It's a Broadcom and probably 4.170.25.12 is the best...
     
  67. Apparently 4.170.25.19 is out and about:

    http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/143673

    I've installed and run it as part of Vista Vista Home Premium.

    Interestingly, as part of the 10.5.2 Mac OS X update 4.170.46.3 is installed, just need to wait for Windows OEM to supply that update now :)

    -Rob
     
  68. asterger

    asterger Network Guru Member

    Couldn't install 4.170.25.19 on WinXP Pro, as install only contains a bcmwl6.inf. Also size of DL was ~10Mb, so don't believe the WLAN monitor came with it.

    Reverted back to 4.170.25.12 all is well. Guess I'll wait for a OEM delivery.

    Cheers,

    -- Alan
     
  69. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  70. simri

    simri Network Guru Member

  71. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

  72. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  73. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

  74. Wingman69

    Wingman69 Guest

  75. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Thanks, works fine !

    [​IMG]

    :wink:
     
  76. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  77. simri

    simri Network Guru Member

    Attached Files:

  78. alexo

    alexo Network Guru Member

    Hello,

    Please forgive the newb questions.

    I have a WMP54GS v1.0 card in the computer, the OS is Windows XP (32bit).
    Will this driver support the card? Is it better than the "official" Linksys driver from 2005? Do I have to do anything before installation (e.g., uninstall the Linksys driver, modify the INF file) or will it install seamlessly over the existing one?

    Also, what are the advantages and disadvantages of using the Broadcom utility over the native Windows one?

    Thank you,
    Alex.
     
  79. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    The Broadcom drivers are much more powerful and reliable.
    Unfortunately, it's not always easy to install them from files coming from the preceding links because the ".inf" files is referring to specific hardwares...

    Have a look : here !

    :wink:
     
  80. alexo

    alexo Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your reply, HiSpeed.

    I was kind of hoping that one of the resident gurus will point me in the right direction.

    My French is just a little bit better than my Swahili but it does not seem that that thread contains instructions.

    My second question was about the "utility".
    Is there any benefit to using the Broadcom one?

    Thank you,
    Alex.
     
  81. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    You can more easily, start/stop, monitor, diagnose, etc., your wireless network...

    If you encounter difficulties to install or run these drivers, feel free to contact me on my forum, I'll help you.
    (I modified recently the ".inf" file for someone so if necessary I can do it for you)

    :wink:
     
  82. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    WMP54G v1 will NOT work on drivers greater than v4.170.77.3

    I just tried to use Broadcom v5.10.38.26 drivers and device manager says it's working BUT it couldn't connect, apparently v4.170.77.3 is the last version that will work with some VERY old Broadcom chipsets. My laptop Broadcom worked great as it is newer, both the vista & xp drivers worked. Linksys WMP54G v1 do NOT seem to work (both vista & xp drivers). My usr broadcom pci card worked ok as soon as I swapped it into the system as it is a couple years newer than the WMP54G. The box on the WMP54G states it is draft-g, so I'm still fairly happy w/ the v4.170.77.3 drivers!
     
  83. simri

    simri Network Guru Member

  84. alexo

    alexo Network Guru Member

    Can anyone verify that?

    Where do I get the v4.170.77.3 drivers from?

    Thanks.
     
  85. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

  86. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  87. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Thanks Somms !
    Works fine with my old WMP54G v2.0...
     
  88. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

  89. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    You can google for it, but seriously you only need it if your using a bcm4320 pci card. It's a much older variant of the bcm4318 card. I know the numbers are backwards but it seems the 4320 is alot older than the 4318.
     
  90. suji45crony

    suji45crony Networkin' Nut Member

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    Broadcom never released details about these chips. So this driver is based upon reverse engineered specifications.This driver was included into the Linux kernel since 2.6.17-rc2.
     
  91. somms

    somms Network Guru Member

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