[SOLVED] Re: Poor performance wifi BCM4331 - MacBookPro

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[SOLVED] Re: Poor performance wifi BCM4331 - MacBookPro

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Bradley thanks for all.

I install the broadcom-wl-dkms and later, pacman -Syu and add dkms
module in the kernel.

Now the wifi is more efficient, speed and stability.

Thanks for all.

T

2017-07-07 23:29 GMT+02:00 Bradley Klee via arch-general
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> Hi Maykel,
>
> Don't confuse me for an expert, but I have been dealing with Broadcom issue on a recycled dell laptop.
>
> According to the wiki, Broadcom devices have been historically difficult for Linux developers to work with. Replacement hardware could be a better option, but in the meantime wireless seems to work in my case using the "dkms" package.
>
> If Installing this you should read the following:
>
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dynamic_Kernel_Module_Support
>
> Adding a dkms package will change your update procedure, sometimes making additional work for pacman.
>
> In case you didn't find the MacBook-specific wiki page, which also mentions Broadcom issues, try looking around here:
>
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MacBookPro11,x
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MacBookPro7,1
>
> Also, this topic is on numerous BBS threads, so you may want to try a google search, such as: "broadcom macbook 4331 site:bbs.archlinux.org" .
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Brad
>
>
>
>
> On Jul 7, 2017, at 2:34 PM, Maykel Franco via arch-general <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi, I have install archlinux in my MacBookPro with this wifi hardware:
>>
>> Broadcom Limited BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n
>>
>> In the wiki arch:
>>
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/broadcom_wireless
>>
>> BCM4331 noticed to have problems with b43-firmware-classic. Use
>> b43-firmware for this card instead.
>>
>> I probed with b43-firmware-classic community and b43-firmware yaourt
>> and both poor performance... 900k bandwith and microcuts.
>>
>> I will try broadcom-wl because I see in this link:
>>
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/5qlyfm/cant_get_wifi_with_broadcom_bcm4331_chip/
>>
>> Too I see broadcom-wl-dkms but I have the default kernel no dkms.
>>
>> Somebody with the same problem??
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