Thanks for your response. I went ahead and installed Mac OS X back on
my computer and upgraded it to the latest version. I don't seem to
have an AppleAirport2 file. I only have a AppleAirport file. I think
the AppleAirport2 file is pre-Leopard. The fwcutter program (I have
tried two different versions) does not seem to want to extract the
file I have. Any suggestions?
On Aug 6, 2008, at 9:00 PM, Derick Centeno wrote:
> Hi Barry!
> I've got the same type of computer you do. According to the
> references I found
> on-line regarding wl-220.127.116.11, for whatever reason, it is buggy and
> 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
> 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.
> The instructions on this page still work:
> http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/support/solutions/ydl_5.x/airport-extreme.shtml >
> Problems I found:
> [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 b43-fwcutter-009]#
> [root@arakus bcm43XX-fwcutter-006]# ./bcm43XX-fwcutter -w /lib/
> Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by bcm43XX-
> This file has an unknown MD5sum 85c71d658b650fd2ef546d1d81b113a0.
> The above was resolved by NOT copying over the ifcfg-eth1 file with
> 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*/
> # Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
> After reboot, it is then possible to do the standard manual
> invocation of eth1
> via the terminal.
> The sequence anywhere else entails looking/scanning for signals and
> using the
> essid which are available and/or to those essid's key i've been
> given to use
> (in the event of an encrpted network:
> 1. #ifconfig eth1 up
> 2. #iwconfig eth1
> 3. #iwlist eth1 scanning
> 4. #iwconfig eth1 channel 6 txpower on rate auto essid ????????????
> 5. #dhclient eth1
> Explanation: ? represent #'s and letters identifying a router or
> In the event a router's signal has a name line 4 should be:
> #iwconfig eth1 channel 6 txpower on rate auto essid 'xxxxxxxxx'
> key ?????????????????
> where x are the char forming the name and the key is the password
> sequence to
> that protected router.
> Of course if you decide to use wpa-supplicant -- a good idea as it
> is better
> security, then the sequence of initiating connection between airport
> and the router will be different.
> All the best...
> On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 09:26:53 -0500
> Barry Hembree <gbhembree@comc...> wrote:
>> 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-18.104.22.168 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
>> 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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