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Old 11-25-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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PCMCIA WiFi Card that works


Hi all,

I am looking for a PCMCIA or USB Wifi card for my Ubuntu box on an Acer notebook with bcmwl4318 builtin chipset. It is not suppoerted yet so I decided not to suck with fwcutter and ndiswrapper but choose the easier sollution and buy a WiFi card that works with linux for sure. Any suggestions??

Thanx Dani
 
Old 11-25-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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I have had good luck with the Proxim orinoco abg gold card model 8480-FC. It uses the atheros drivers. I have also had good luck with the Cisco abg pcmcia card, not sure on the model, but it did use the atheros chipset as well.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
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The wireless Broadcom 4318 is supoorted but not by the broken bcm43xx module, this is known problem and they are working on it.

http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/?go=devices

Blacklist the bcm43xx module and use ndiswarpper with the Windows driver as suggested by the known working card list. The fwcutter tool is not needed.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
Just do a 'find' on 4318 here;
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
 
Old 11-25-2006, 12:10 PM   #4
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I would use the windows driver but I do not have it. And what is even more funny I could not download it from anywhere. Tried on acers website, g54.org, broardcom's website and sis.com. I tried to download some other drivers and use fwcutter to get the bcmwl5.inf and sys files that are needed without any succes. If you could give me a hint how to get these files I would be very glad and I could go on trying to get my card working. If you feel like sending it to me via mail that would be also great. vargadanis @ gmail . com is my address.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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Direct links;

32-bit:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...ver/80211g.zip
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...iver/80211.zip

64-bit:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...bit/80211g.zip
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...bit/80211g.zip

I use the 64-bit (ferrari) driver myself;

$ uname -a
Linux Aspire5000 2.6.19-rc6-git4 #2 SMP Tue Nov 21 11:55:02 EST 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware (14E4:4318) present

$ ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.9
driver version: 1.28
vermagic: 2.6.19-rc6-git4 SMP mod_unload
 
Old 11-25-2006, 02:15 PM   #6
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Thx!! No my network card is working well. When restarting the system the led of the wlan card was on and it seemed to be ok.
Eh... I know that this topic wasn't primarily created for troubleshooting but I cannot bring it on. I used this tutorial:
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=25683
It should work now ok but it doesn't. I use network manager-gnome package to get the interfaes working but I cannot see it. Is it possible that the nediswrapper or bcmwl kernel modul is in blacklist or something? What shall I do now that my hardware is working with my system I just cannot configure it?
 
Old 11-25-2006, 07:47 PM   #7
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Caveat, I'm not a Ubuntu user but after checking; http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m.../Distributions

leads to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

Which seems a bit more detailed. And the Ubuntu forum here at linuxquestions.org is a good place to ask for help.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...splay.php?f=63
 
  


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