I've got the same type of computer you do. According to the references I found
on-line regarding wl-188.8.131.52, for whatever reason, it is buggy and doesn't
work. The only way around this is to have OS X running such that fwcutter can
extract the firmware from it.
I understand your feelings regarding OS X, I commiserate. However, a running
version which is used such that a viable version of the firmware becomes
extracted from it is the best way to insure the quality of firmware you acquire
and import into YDL. I don't envy the work ahead; I can only state that once
you pass that stage you may find that the effort was worth it.
[root@arakus b43-fwcutter-009]# ./b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/
\/mnt/macosx/Sys*/Libr*/Ex*/Ap*/Con*/Ma*/AppleAirPort2 Sorry, the input file is
either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter. This file has an unknown MD5sum
[root@arakus bcm43XX-fwcutter-006]# ./bcm43XX-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by bcm43XX-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum 85c71d658b650fd2ef546d1d81b113a0.
The above was resolved by NOT copying over the ifcfg-eth1 file with the
ifcfg-eth0 file. Also the HWADDR variable in ifcfg-eth1 != the HWADDR variable
in ifcfg-eth0. Anaconda creates both files with different definitions for the
hardware location accessed for Ethernet (eth0) and Wireless (eth1).
What follows is the ifcfg-eth1 file settings located in /etc/sys*/net*scripts:
> Hi All,
> I recently installed ydl 6.0 on my g4 powerbook. I am having a hard
> time getting the wireless interface to work. I followed the
> instructions in the various threads but still no luck. Here are the
> step I took:
> 1) bownloaded and compiled the fwcutter program (I have the wired
> ethernet connection working)
> 2) downloaded wl-184.108.40.206 and extracted into /lib/firmware (I don't
> have Mac OS X on my computer anymore)
> 3) Tried various combination of editing configuration files by hand
> and using the network-config app.
> I do get an error message when I try to activate the device as follows:
> Error wireless request "Set Mode (8B06)"
> any help at this point would be gratly appreciated. I have spent far
> too many hours on this.
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music. ... I get most joy in life out of music."
"What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester
Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.