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W510 wifi driver update

mogulmanmogulman Member Posts: 7

I found a newer wifi driver that works with the Broadcom BCM4330 in the W510.

 

The driver is for a Lenovo, but installs fine on the W510.

 

I found the driver here, but it is probably available directly from Lenovo

http://www.notebook-driver.com/detail/thinkpad-driver-id-11129/

 

The driver that was on my W510 before this update was .68  

Afterwards, it is .83

 

Here are the release notes:

[5.93.97.83]  PR:114220 RB:6456 - SVT:Win8Slate:WHCK:BSOD during NDIS Tests.

[5.93.97.82]  1007729 - SDIO: BRCM v71 WIFI assication failure.   999912 - SDIO: No Reconnection in CS after several hours run.   998717 - SDIO: BRCM SoC: WiFi connection dropped after scanning devices via Windows UI.   988885 - SDIO: WiFi power drain on entering airplane mode.  CSP:578036: BSOD encountered in hibernate cycling pointing to WiFi Drv.  RB:6332 PR:114229: remove driver's P2P tx timeout limit.  RB:6360 PR:114293: WHCK:BSOD during WDF Logo fault Injection test.  RB:6398 Fix for BSOD on resume from hibernation

[5.93.97.81]  1017001 - Broadcom Wireless SDIO Adapter does not respond to all the offloaded NS requests in CS.

[5.93.97.80]  RB:6238 - Address a bug check in enabling/disabling miniport driver.  RB:6208 - Turn on PROP_TXSTATUS macro in DHD build.  Update NVRAM for BT Coex SCO issue and turn on BT Coex in boardflags.  1015901 - SDIO: Wi-Fi driver hanged in bcmdhd63!wl_free_timer on device removal.

[5.93.97.78]  1011800; RB:6010 SDIO 0x7E bcmdhd63 dhdsdio_download_nvrama.  1000968 - SDIO: Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver sends encrypted M4 packet leading to limited connectivity (bcmdhd63.sys 5.93.97.67).  RB:5999 PR:113623  CSP:554127: Beacon remove probe response entry in the BSS table of win8 dongle driver.

[5.93.97.77]  1000968 - SDIO: Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver sends encrypted M4 packet leading to limited connectivity (bcmdhd63.sys 5.93.97.67).   969020, CSP-562050: ASSERT in scan request.  RB:6028 Win8Slate: right fix for M4 encryption issue  RB:6062 add missing protection for wlfc event handler and reset function.  Back out PropTx as most SoftAP tests are failing with PROP_TXSTATUS enabled  Following fixes are included but disabled (as in the above check-in)  RB6069: Fix BSOD casued by double freeing packet  RB6063: fix for unload hang issue when prop_txstatus enabled  RB:6062 add missing protection for wlfc event handler and reset function.  4330 firmware - no change  43241 firmware updated to 6.10.155, including  PR:113575 should assign hdr and body first for non ext_sta cases  remove EXT_STA_ENABLED from wl_arpoe.c

[5.93.97.75]   999912 - SDIO: [sprintblocking_wake]No Reconnection in CS after several hours run.  RB:5718 - Enable WAPI definitions in DHD for NDIS platforms.  RB:5830 - 43241: Fix SoftAP MIC key error and WPS issue.  RB:5835 - 43241: Fix WFD pairing.  RB:5842 - 43241: fix 11w issue.  RB:5863 - 43241: Have privacy bit set in probe response when security is enabled for SoftAP.  RB:5870 - Increase direct scan active dwell time to 60ms for both scan and join.  RB:5872 PR:113484 CSP:561977 - Support 20 hidden SSID profiles.  RB:5918 - 43241: Fix to pass NDIS WFDPorts_ext test.  RB:5923 - 43241: Fix ARP offload issue in checkconnectivitystress test.  PR:110733 - Remove vndr ie custom flag when register p2p ie to allow ie filtering in building prb resp body.  PR:113281 - Free assoc resp buffer if allocated when resetting or deleting interface.  PR:111735: 4330: Fixed trap in A-MSDU handling.  CSP:562398 Device fails to automatically reconnect to AP after cold boot.  CSP:573160 WiFi Cert: WMM test case 5.2.30 is failing because of less throughput.

[5.93.97.74]  991761 - SDIO BRCM 5.93.97.67: Firmware error when connecting second client to GO.  RB:5739 - Improve reconnect after resume from hibernation.  RB:5786 - Enable SoftAP for 43241.  RB:5760 - Fix firmware crash in GTK Refresh for 43241.

[5.93.97.73]  994529 - SDIO: BRCM v.67: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE on bcmdhd63.  967487, CSP:564873 - SDIO: WLAN Disconnecting after resume from Hibernate state.  RB:5632 Fix GTKRefresh offload for 43241.  RB:5609 PR102968 PR111419: Implementation of XY/6 locale for win8: fix SISO power limits.  RB:5589 Add rssi_offset feature.  RB:5512 PR112921: Fix .11n reporting by netsh wlan show i.  RB:5664 Fix WfdDisable registry entry not working issue.

[5.93.97.72]  989717 - SDIO: BRCM v67: Bugcheck 7E @ bcmdhd63!CTable when attempting WFD ReInvoke group.  987991 - Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter was disabled after blue screen encountered.  975269 - SDIO: AP power strenght changes with no reason.  CSP:565693 - bcmdhd63!wl_agebsstable+0xd3 [x:\falcon_rel_5_93_97_68\src\wl\sys\wl_oidcmn.c @ 1050].  RB: 5441 Enable async inband interrupt.  - Increase NDOE IPv6 addresses to 10, report correct number of supported ARP IPv4 addresses (8.)

[5.93.97.71]  981982 - SDIO Broadcom drivers are incorrectly tampering with DriverVersion string value.  966233 - SDIO: Stop GO and disassociate WFD clients on low power transition.  984822 - SDIO: Address Buffer Overrun in pmkid_list.  984930 - SDIO: TEST-BLOCKING: DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER (f7) bcmdhd63!__security_cookie.  984869 - Broadcom FN2 device appears for safe removal even though it cannot physically be removed from machine.  966074 - SDIO: SignalStrength_ext.htm test fails sometimes.  973360 - Microsoft SDIO: BRCM v.63: NS offload is not working in Connected Standby.  - Add feature to read WLAN NVRAM from UEFI BIOS Environment Variable.

[5.93.97.70]  983772 - SDIO: BRCM v67: Cardhu can be discoverd over WFD when connected to WPA2PSK network on STA port.  980010 - SDIO: 5.93.97.67: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9F) Bugcheck during shutdown.

[5.93.97.69]  982911 - BRCM SDIO 5.93.97.67: Access Violation in bcmdhd63!wl_wfd_media_access_blocked.  981988 - SDIO:BRCM: WiFi driver adjust ListenInterval to ~ 1s when running in D2.  974563 - SDIO BRCM SDIO 5.93.97.63: Assertion Failure at bcmdhd63!wl_wfd_disc_timer.  966890 - WiFi radio is not turned OFF in Airplane mode and device continues to recieve discovery probes and responds to them.  923743 - SDIO: BRCM [Broadcom] Occassionally the WiFi driver complete OID_DOT11_ENUM_BSS_LIST with zero entries while connected.  RB5082 - WFD: Improve reliability of targeted scan when finding GO.  CSP555773:  Updated - Slight noise is observed while turning WiFi on during BT handsfree.

[5.93.97.68]  CSP552595: Improve WLAN Tx throughput.

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  • padgettpadgett ACE Posts: 4,267 Pathfinder

    Interesting "[5.93.97.82]  1007729 - SDIO: BRCM v71 WIFI assication failure.   999912 - SDIO: No Reconnection in CS after several hours run.   998717 - SDIO: BRCM SoC: WiFi connection dropped after scanning devices via Windows UI.  "

  • mogulmanmogulman Member Posts: 7

    seems better to me than the older driver.   Still not great throughput though.

     

    Definitely not as fast as other wireless devices on my network.

  • ftharbaughftharbaugh Member Posts: 4

    I just installed this driver update, signal strength is better, using speedtest no change in speed, but I like the stronger signal, does not drop out now

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