broadcom 54g wireless card to work with ndiswrapper
i have a compaq presario 2188CL laptop and would like to get my broadcom 54g wireless card to work over linux
i am close to getting it to work. I used ndiswrapper,
[root@localhost root]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
in network config (NEAT), under the hardware tab, it says
when i hit edit to get properties, all of the blanks for IRQ, DMA, DMA1, MEM, IO, IO1, and IO2 are all empty
when i try to get DHCP, it says:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Determining IP information for wlan0...
All of the wireless settings are set to my wireless network, although i believe that it is a hardware problem
any opinions are greatly appreciated
Sorry I dont have an answer for your question, but I never heard of ndiswrapper.... I have the same chipset on my laptop and I use driverloader to get it working. Why did you choose ndiswrapper? Do you know offhand if the wireless card can be put into "monitor mode" with ndiswrapper?? Thank you
Sorry I cannot help yet. I had my card working then decided to upgrade Mandrake 10ce to official and it messed it up. I am getting the same results you are. I will try a fresh install hopefully tonight, the upgrade is also doing something wierd the the pcmcia, there is no power to the card unless the card is in at boot.
ndiswrapper is a program that uses windows drivers and gets them to work in linux, check out
i chose it because someone else recommended it to work on my card
If ndiswrapper doesnt work for you, try driverloader at www.linuxant.com . You have to pay $20 for a serial after the month trial period, but its definitely worth it to me
im trying to avoid anything i have to pay for, but if thats the only option
I am posting this from my broadcom card with the ndiswrapper driver. I am using Mandrake 10 with version 0.6 of the ndiswrapper. Once I had installed the driver and pointed it to the windows driver, make sure you run ndiswrapper -m or manually edit the module.conf and/or modprobe.conf by adding the line
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
you will also need to create or edit the ifcfg-wlan0 file adding
Then I restarted the machine and inserted the card.
I hope this helps.
allright, i made that file, and in NEAT, when i activate it, it says
Cannot get driver information: No such device
You will probably not be able to use NEAT. Once you have made ifcfg-wlan0 (is it in the right location, \etc\sysconfig\network-scripts). I would double check modprobe.conf and modules.conf.
Does the card light up when you insert it? I had a problem where the bottom pcmcia slot only woeks if the card is in at boot, but the top slot works fine.
Check out the acx100 howto in my signature for some tips eventho it is for a different card and driver.
the card is internal, and the light is on
and yes, the file is in the right place
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