Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5804 closed enhancement (fixed)

Documentation for installing wifi firmwares

Reported by: mmadia Owned by: nielx
Priority: normal Milestone: R1/alpha2
Component: Documentation Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Humdinger & I briefly talked about this in private and aren't sure where this information should go.

install-wifi-firmwares.sh

To install the firmware for Intel ipw2100, Intel ipw2200/2225/2915, Broadcom 43xx & Marvell 88W8335, you'll need to run

#Terminal
install-wifi-firmwares.sh

For the ipw2100/2200, the files are provided with Haiku. To note, for the Broadcom 43xx & Marvell 88W8335 an active internet connection is required. Alternatively, one can build their own image and with the following line in their build/jam/UserBuildConfig

#Text
AddOptionalHaikuImagePackages WifiFirmwareScriptData ;

if you cannot build your own Haiku image with WifiFirmwareScriptData, here is where to download and copy the files for use with install-wifi-firmwares.sh

# copy these to system/data/firmware/broadcom43xx/b43-fwcutter/
wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
wget http://svn.haiku-os.org/haiku/haiku/trunk/src/system/libroot/posix/glibc/string/byteswap.h

# copy these to system/data/firmware/broadcom43xx/b43-fwcutter/bits
wget http://svn.haiku-os.org/haiku/haiku/trunk/src/system/libroot/posix/glibc/include/arch/x86/bits/byteswap.h

# copy these to system/data/firmware/broadcom43xx/
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o

# copy these to system/data/firmware/marvell88w8335
wget http://www.nazgul.ch/malo/malo-firmware-1.4.tgz

Change History (6)

comment:1 by mmadia, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

this and other wifi information is being documented at : http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/wifi

comment:2 by humdinger, 9 years ago

Great! Although: there are some lines truncated in the last "Terminal window". Maybe the <code> tag works better?

Should we include this page in the Welcome page? That may be the first place people check if their wifi doesn't work after the installation. Could be just a link to the online resource, or to an on-disk copy.

in reply to:  2 ; comment:3 by luroh, 9 years ago

Replying to humdinger:

Should we include this page in the Welcome page?

I'm guessing it's going to be a frequently asked question, so yes, sounds like a good idea. Perhaps just a link, to keep the Welcome page short and sweet.

Minor copy/paste accident: the 'The usage is: setwep device_path [ssid] [key]' section should go before the green "64/128-bit/hex" info section.

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by humdinger, 9 years ago

Replying to luroh:

I'm guessing it's going to be a frequently asked question, so yes, sounds like a good idea. Perhaps just a link, to keep the Welcome page short and sweet.

It /could/ be another on-disk page like the "Bugreport" that is just linked to the Welcome page.

comment:5 by humdinger, 9 years ago

I added a [ttp://userguide.haikuzone.net/view.php?doc_id=98 new Wifi page] to the Welcome package that pretty much got what is online without the stuff concerning building from source as that's too much information for the regular user.

comment:6 by luroh, 9 years ago

Looks good! There have been some (very minor) edits to the WEP section of the online version, should you want to update the Welcome package.

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