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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
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Re: Broadcom BCM4360

By Gregory P. Ennis at 12/04/2017 - 20:19

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

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

Hey ... Thanks for your help everyone.

Looks like I will need to try my hand at the compiling process or
purchase an intel based chip board.

Greg Ennis

Re: Broadcom BCM4360

By John R Pierce at 12/04/2017 - 21:38

On 12/4/2017 4:19 PM, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
yeah, Intel wifi cards are generally excellent and well supported.

I don't like USB wifi at all.   the antennas are tiny and have very poor
gain or efficiency.   you want to get an internal mPCI-E card or
whatever it is your laptop expects, as that will connect to the built in
antenna which runs along the top of the screen on most laptops and will
give you FAR better signal gain resulting in better range, and faster
transfers