Powerbook G4 A1338 - Wifi Problem
  • xix
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    Posts: 3 from 2021/5/15
    Hello Community,

    I've purchased a Powerbook G4 A1338 and installed morphos 3.14 (non-registered yet) to check it out. Preferences -> Network shows that bcm43xx_wl.device:0 is used. If I connect to a network it works for some minutes and then just stops working. Sometimes it just never starts working. Is this some sort of a limitation of the non-registered version of morphos.

    PS.: I've also a Powerbook G4 A1006 and it displays the same behaviour.

    How can I diagnose what's wrong?
  • »16.05.21 - 10:43
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2418 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Quote:

    Is this some sort of a limitation of the non-registered version of morphos.


    No, the driver isn't perfect, but what you're describing sounds more like an issue with your Wifi access point - I've seen a lot of problems especially with the more modern one. If you have some 15 year old router lying around, try setting up a separate Wifi network just for your PowerBook on that. That's what I did and it works way better than when I connect right to my 5 year old router.

    [ Edited by jacadcaps 16.05.2021 - 15:40 ]
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  • xix
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    Nope don't have an 15 old router :/ is the usage of PCMCIA Netgear WG511T an option, I mean does work more stable?
  • »16.05.21 - 15:56
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    jacadcaps
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    PCMCIA cards usually work better, yes.
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  • xix
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    Is is possible to enable a debug mode for the bcm43xx_wl.device? Is the source code of the driver available?
  • »17.05.21 - 07:48
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    jacadcaps
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    No the drivers aren't opensource.
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