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Old 03-30-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Need Wireless Driivers for CQ60-215dx


Ok, just got a new Compaq Laptop, CQ60-215DX.
Running Ubuntu 8.10, but can't seem to find wireless drivers (i.e. an .inf file) to have NDISwrapper setup my wireless network adapter. Any help on where I can get the files would be great. Compaq website gives me some .exe file, but I don't want to run it on Vista because i'm afraid it will screw something up and reinstall some driver. Tried running the unzip command in Ubuntu on the .exe file I got from the compaq website, but no dice.

Hey by the way, what's up with not being able to change the BIOS anymore with laptops? I haven't gotten a new pc in years, and I remember you used to be able to allocate more memory for your graphics chip from the main memory. Think the base memory is 256mb for this laptop and shares up to 800mb in Vista. Wanted to share some of the video memory in Ubuntu when I eventually upgrade to 4gbs.

Thanks,
 
Old 03-30-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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BCM 4322 802.11a/b/g/n (Has PCI-ID 0x432B) - This device has an N Phy. There is no support for any Draft 802.11n features. We are working on it.
your machine is the broadcom chip 4322AG things to know are you using the 64 bit Ubuntu or just the standard. Good news is Broadcom just delivered it for us.
or the same with ubuntu 810 orread this it works
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This driver includes
BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4321, and BCM4322

Finally my HP 6515b with BCM4312 is free from ndiswrapper !!!!

A)
1) Depending on your system download 32 or 64 bit package
from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

2) Go to a terminal to the dir with package.

3) tar -xvzf hybrid-portsrc-.tar.gz
Replace version with one you have

4) Install kernel headers (eg. in fedora “yum install kernel-headers”)

5) make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`

if There were no errors

6) Unload Modules from memory
rmmod ndiswrapper b43 ssb bcm43xx b43legacy

7) For WPA
modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip

8)Check if Compiled Module is working
insmod wl.ko

Now Probably a new interface will be there for wireless (wlan0 or eth-1)
To check it run
iwconfig
iwlist scanning

AND YES !! ITS Working !!!!!

B)Making it load on boot

1)cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname-r`/kernel/net/wireless/

2)depmod -a

3)rmmod wl

4)modprobe wl

5)Add following Lines to /etc/rc.local (in openSuse /etc/rc/rc.d/boot.local)

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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So does all this mean that they (BroadComm) do not have a .inf file for Ndiswrapper to use? I just want the .inf file.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 08:00 AM   #4
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I use linux drivers they work better your inf file is in your win32 folder. broadcom has been an open source driver for years if you want to use a ndiswrapper get the inf file from your windows machine or extract it from broadcoms windows drivers.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #5
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Solution to the Ndiswrapper Ubuntu 9.04 for CQ60-215DX Compaq Notebook...

Solution to the Ndiswrapper Ubuntu 9.04 for CQ60-215DX Compaq Notebook...

Well, looks like there wasn't a problem after all.
Here's what happened, since I have 2 partions for my Ubuntu 9.04 install, sda5(is the /) and sda6 (is /home), I decided to try if the new 9.04 Alpha 2 release would have the Wifi drivers/updates I would need for my Laptop's adapter. Turns out when I installed the 9.04 Alpha 2 version, the wireless actually worked!! But here's the catch, I also have vista installed along with Fedora 11. Turns out, the version of Grub used in Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha, no longer recognized my Fedora11, Vista, or Mint 6 partitions. No need to panic because at first I just ran the following commands to restore my previous MBR (master boot record) for my sda10 Fedora Grub settings...:

root (hd0,9)
setup (hd0)

So since the 9.04 alpha 2 didn't want to place nicey nicey with my other partitions, and my Grub boot Fedora 11 menu was restored with the commands above, I decided to reinstall The regular version of ubuntu 9.04.

But after installing the older ubuntu 9.04 version, I noticed something I did not do before. I figured since the Wireless Network Icon in the top Panel had an x in it, I figured the adapter wasn't being recognized and therefore no internet access. In the alpha 2 version, the Wireless icon lit up and had a popup tool tip that apeared each time I booted into the desktop. When that version was installed I clicked on the Icon, and saw the routers in range for my adapter to connect. Then I said, well let me try clicking on the wireless icon in the above panel for the older Ubuntu 9.04 version. To my bewilderment, gasp!! Routers appeared in my older version of Ubuntu 9.04.

So the lesson here kids, it might not be that you need ndiswrapper for Ubuntu 9.04 , it just may be that you need to click on the Wireless Icon. Could have sworn I tried that before, but perhaps I was in a bad spot and not good reception. Either way, I'm happy I got it to work after all. :-/
 
Old 06-26-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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This was interesting reading since I own the exact same CQ60-215DX and I do not have a broadcom wifi chipset in my laptop. Instead I have the Atheros 5007 chipset. Which also unfortunately does not support wireless n...

Wonder how many of the same exact model have different chipsets for the wifi??
 
Old 06-28-2009, 12:09 AM   #7
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Atheros 5007 chip
Is supported in my 2.6.29.5 kernel no problem. ath0'5 module been in the kernel for a while the reason I know I build my custom kernel all the time. On my Kubuntu 9.04 that is a Ubuntu 2.6.28.1 kernel I do not build ubuntu kernels for the reason is I stick to vanilla kernels I use ubuntu just for trouble shooting for people that need help. Ath5 module is in it so know reason why it would not work in linux Atheros source and firm ware has worked very close with Linux.
 
  


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