Yes, infact my Acer Aspire 5100 has the broadcom 4318 wireless interface;
06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
It is best to use the Windows drivers from here:
32-bit OS; ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...er/80211bg.zip
64-bit OS; ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...bit/80211g.zip
Check the /etc/modprobe.conf file for the line entry; alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
(add if missing)
Check for the ifcfg-wlan0 file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory which reads like;
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
Verify the driver is installed for use with ndiswrapper:
$ ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4318) present
And that the bcm43xx module is blacklisted if need be, add to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file the following lines at the bottom:
Reboot the system.
FYI: it is a good idea to install the dkms-ndiswrapper rpm package instead, it makes life a tiny bit easier for you after a kernel upgrade as the new ndiswrapper module is autobuilt for you on startup of the new kernel:
You will need to install the dkms package also;
You should have the rest needed already in place (the kernel-devel rpm packages and such).