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Re: [CentOS] Broadcom BCM4360

On Mon, December 4, 2017 1:40 am, Alice Wonder wrote:
Every time I encounter big enough trouble about some chipset to have to learn a bit about its internals, I usually learn about its engineering flaw. BCM43xx has the following one: the chip internally is 32 bit, though it sits on 64 bit bus. (Take that with a grain of salt, it's been long time since I looked into that crap).

Once I discover the flaw, I add particular hardware in my black list and do my best to not buy anything containing it. Broadcom as a whole is not in my black list, they have great hardware, but their BCM43XX is, even if they corrected their design flaws since.

I would replace that if possible (Intel would be great candidate), or use USB adapters others suggest.

Just my $0.02

Valeri

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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
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