When the bcm43xx_mac80211 driver stops communicating, and needs to be
reset (this seems to happens when coming from strong to week to strong
signal area quickly) i have been rmmod and then modprobing it. this
works most of the time, but some times (~20%), it will lock up the
network with this error that repeats.

Message from [EMAIL PROTECTED] at Fri Aug  3 00:55:41 2007 ...
localhost kernel: [19316.256549] unregister_netdevice: waiting for eth1 to becom
e free. Usage count = 5

usage count varies, but renders the system unusable (extremely slow,
like when localhost is not defined) until the laptop is turned off,
the system will hang during shutdown requiring a power interrupt.
This did not happen with the bcm43xx driver in 2.6.22-rc7.

Current Data
[EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# uname -r
[EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# lspci | grep Broadcom
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390
WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)

dmesg is over filled with TKIP decrypt info, so little info is there

[EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# iwlist eth1 scanning
Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 22
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 20.
Some things may be broken...

eth1      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:12:17:AA:84:67
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=41/100  Signal level=-61 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:18:3F:64:47:D9
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=31/100  Signal level=-77 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:03:52:C7:E3:B0
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=27/100  Signal level=-83 dBm  Noise level=-68 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s

Brennan Ashton
Bellingham, Washington

"The box said, 'Requires Windows 98 or better'. So I installed Linux"
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