Adhoc network is not visible to the devices (using broadcom prop. drivers for BCM4313 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

Bug #900159 reported by xman on 2011-12-05
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

I'm using linux-mint 12 (lisa) x64 on lenovo G460. When I create a adhoc wifi hotspot for the devices (wifi phones) it doesn't show up. And the OS keeps prompting for password (WEP) every ~10 seconds without connecting etc..

Btw is this bug (allegedly) related to this one
OR this one


Output for broadcom wifi chipset " sudo lspci -vnn "

06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
 Memory at d9100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
 Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
 Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
 Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
 Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
 Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
 Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
 Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-82-ff-ff-55-00-26
 Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
 Kernel driver in use: brcmsmac
 Kernel modules: wl, bcma, brcmsmac

affects: → linuxmint
Li Chong (l-chong-v) wrote :

I also got the same problem in Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2. This problem doesn't exist in Ubuntu 11.04 with the propietary driver; in the versions Ubuntu 11.1o and 12.04b2 the driver not works and the ligth of the device is not recognised. I also tried in Linux Mint Lisa and the problem persists. Is really frustrating, because i'm still using 11.04 and can't upgrade my system with this bug.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Li Chong (l-chong-v) on 2012-04-16
affects: linuxmint → ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
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