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Old 08-12-2006, 09:14 AM   #1
kamiseq
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Lightbulb hp nx7400 broadcom wlan and suse 10.1


im trying to run the wlan broadcom wlan card for my hp, so i ve installed the driverLoader and later ndiswrapper( but im really confused about that ndis)

the problem is that from hp home site i can only download the .exe file with driver for my wlan card( that is working fine under win2k) and both driverLoader and ndis(is that right?) needs some ini file that i dont have

my card is broadcom bcm4401-bo 100base-tx
i have really no idea how to put things together

 
Old 08-12-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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you mean .inf file. That file is a windows driver file for that device. If you have access to a windows computer install the drivers for your wireless card on it. You should be able to find the drivers under c:\program files\

then do ndiswrapper -i urinf.inf
to see if it was installed correctly type
Quote:
ndiswrapper -l
l = L
 
Old 08-13-2006, 01:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by chrisortiz
you mean .inf file.
ok. now when im typeing ndiswrapper -l, it is telling me that:
Code:
bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware present
then im going to yast ->network card and im choosing the wireless cards, putting all informations
1)hardwear type - wireless, hardwear configuration/configuration name wlan0, module name ndiswrapper
2)SESID and encryption name

but then in lsmod ndiswrapper does not appear.
in ifconfig i have only eth0 and lo
in iwconfig i dont have any wlan0

my wireless card is switched on......

what im doing wrong?

Last edited by kamiseq; 08-14-2006 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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but then in lsmod ndiswrapper does not appear
type this
Code:
ndiswrapper -m && depmod -a && modprobe ndiswrapper
it seems you missed a step in the installation instructions. You will have to edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or /etc/rc.d/rc.modules) file and add
Quote:
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
i'm not too familair with suse, so i don't know if its /etc/rc.d/init.d or whatever, just look for a similarly named file if those aren't present. If you have problems repost.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 06:01 AM   #5
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ok i went again with this <i can post urls:]>
ok now i have ndiswrapper module loaded
Code:
lsmod | grep ndis
ndiswrapper       157740 0
usbcore           109700 5 ndiswrapper, hci_usb, ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd
so typeing ndiswrapper -m is saying that i modeprobe contains alias of ndis
but ifstatus wlan0 is saying me "wlan0 interface is not available"

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisortiz
it seems you missed a step in the installation instructions. You will have to edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or /etc/rc.d/rc.modules) file and add

i'm not too familair with suse, so i don't know if its /etc/rc.d/init.d or whatever, just look for a similarly named file if those aren't present. If you have problems repost.
i dont have such files in rc.d no rc.* files


where i can check if card is working? where i can check, if it is working, are information i typed in network manager are ok? cos it can be sth else then drivers, since now ndis is loaded:|
 
Old 08-15-2006, 06:03 AM   #6
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ok i went again with this http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...TConfiguration

ok now i have ndiswrapper module loaded
Code:
lsmod | grep ndis
ndiswrapper       157740 0
usbcore           109700 5 ndiswrapper, hci_usb, ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd
so typeing ndiswrapper -m is saying that i modeprobe contains alias of ndis
but ifstatus wlan0 is saying me "wlan0 interface is not available"

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisortiz
it seems you missed a step in the installation instructions. You will have to edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or /etc/rc.d/rc.modules) file and add

i'm not too familair with suse, so i don't know if its /etc/rc.d/init.d or whatever, just look for a similarly named file if those aren't present. If you have problems repost.
i dont have such files in rc.d no rc.* files


where i can check if card is working? where i can check, if it is working, are information i typed in network manager are ok? cos it can be sth else then drivers, since now ndis is loaded:|
 
Old 08-16-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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iwconfig -a
that will tell you if its up and working
those rc files i post about earlier are just your startup scripts. If you do some digging you'll find em. they will be in /etc/
 
  


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