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B4lulu 08-28-2007 09:42 PM

No compatible Drivers for Ndiswrapper from Vista
I've been working on getting wireless internet to work on various installs of linux (fedora 7/6, ubuntu) but i've found that ndiswrapper never worked. I found out why. The reason is because it doesn't support the Vista drivers (yet), the only problem is idk how to install the old XP drivers to Vista, or where in the jumbled mess they go.
I am running unbuntu / Vista ultimate on a Compaq V3000 with a broadcom 802.11g wireless network card.

I'm all ears if anyone has an idea

rshaw 08-28-2007 10:07 PM

i'm confused. why would you need to install the xp drivers to vista?

there are a lot broadcom cards, could you be more specific.

B4lulu 08-28-2007 11:08 PM

Ok now i'm getting equally confused. To answer the question of which card, i'm afraid i know no more. It is an integrated card. The Compaq website wasn't too helpful either (no listed tech specs on the card)
But when you ask why i need to install the drivers on Vista... now i'm not sure. I was under the impression that you had to install the drivers to the windows OS then copy em out so they would work with Ndiswrapper. Is it possible to just extract the .inf file from the download of the driver installation? If so how would this be done?

Sorry if I'm not too helpful i'm really new to Linux

rshaw 08-28-2007 11:22 PM

yeah, you need the .inf file from the driver disk of better yet the recomended one listed at the ndiswrapper site. ndiswrapper works best with xp .inf files so that should not be a problem (may work better in linux than vista until they get a vista driver written)

then it's just

ndiswrapper -i filename.inf to install
modprobe ndiswrapper to load it
ndiswrapper -l to generate a list to see if the driver is assigned to the card.

do a lspci -m and a lspci -n and post the results so we can nail down which .inf you need.

B4lulu 08-28-2007 11:40 PM

lspci -m

00:00.0 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Host Bridge" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.1 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Memory Controller 0" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.2 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Memory Controller 1" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.3 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Memory Controller 5" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.4 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Memory Controller 4" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.5 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Host Bridge" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.6 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Memory Controller 3" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:00.7 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 Memory Controller 2" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:02.0 "PCI bridge" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 PCI Express Bridge" -ra1 "" ""
00:03.0 "PCI bridge" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 PCI Express Bridge" -ra1 "" ""
00:05.0 "VGA compatible controller" "nVidia Corporation" "C51 PCI Express Bridge" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:09.0 "RAM memory" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 Host Bridge" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0a.0 "ISA bridge" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 LPC Bridge" -ra3 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0a.1 "SMBus" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 SMBus" -ra3 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0a.3 "Co-processor" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 PMU" -ra3 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0b.0 "USB Controller" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 USB Controller" -ra3 -p10 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0b.1 "USB Controller" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 USB Controller" -ra3 -p20 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0d.0 "IDE interface" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 IDE" -rf1 -p8a "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:0e.0 "IDE interface" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 Serial ATA Controller" -rf1 -p85 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:10.0 "PCI bridge" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 PCI Bridge" -ra2 -p01 "" ""
00:10.1 "Audio device" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 High Definition Audio" -ra2 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:14.0 "Bridge" "nVidia Corporation" "MCP51 Ethernet Controller" -ra3 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
00:18.0 "Host bridge" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration" "" ""
00:18.1 "Host bridge" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map" "" ""
00:18.2 "Host bridge" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller" "" ""
00:18.3 "Host bridge" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control" "" ""
01:00.0 "Network controller" "Broadcom Corporation" "Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card" -r01 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 1363"
03:09.0 "FireWire (IEEE 1394)" "Ricoh Co Ltd" "Unknown device 0832" -p10 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
03:09.1 "Generic system peripheral [0805]" "Ricoh Co Ltd" "R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter" -r19 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
03:09.2 "System peripheral" "Ricoh Co Ltd" "Unknown device 0843" -r01 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
03:09.3 "System peripheral" "Ricoh Co Ltd" "R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter" -r0a "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
03:09.4 "System peripheral" "Ricoh Co Ltd" "xD-Picture Card Controller" -r05 "Hewlett-Packard Company" "Unknown device 30b5"
and for the lspci -n

00:00.0 0500: 10de:02f0 (rev a2)
00:00.1 0500: 10de:02fa (rev a2)
00:00.2 0500: 10de:02fe (rev a2)
00:00.3 0500: 10de:02f8 (rev a2)
00:00.4 0500: 10de:02f9 (rev a2)
00:00.5 0500: 10de:02ff (rev a2)
00:00.6 0500: 10de:027f (rev a2)
00:00.7 0500: 10de:027e (rev a2)
00:02.0 0604: 10de:02fc (rev a1)
00:03.0 0604: 10de:02fd (rev a1)
00:05.0 0300: 10de:0244 (rev a2)
00:09.0 0500: 10de:0270 (rev a2)
00:0a.0 0601: 10de:0260 (rev a3)
00:0a.1 0c05: 10de:0264 (rev a3)
00:0a.3 0b40: 10de:0271 (rev a3)
00:0b.0 0c03: 10de:026d (rev a3)
00:0b.1 0c03: 10de:026e (rev a3)
00:0d.0 0101: 10de:0265 (rev f1)
00:0e.0 0101: 10de:0266 (rev f1)
00:10.0 0604: 10de:026f (rev a2)
00:10.1 0403: 10de:026c (rev a2)
00:14.0 0680: 10de:0269 (rev a3)
00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
01:00.0 0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
03:09.0 0c00: 1180:0832
03:09.1 0805: 1180:0822 (rev 19)
03:09.2 0880: 1180:0843 (rev 01)
03:09.3 0880: 1180:0592 (rev 0a)
03:09.4 0880: 1180:0852 (rev 05)
Heh ok think i found the driver.
Which Os do i DL it to Vista or Unbuntu?

rshaw 08-29-2007 03:02 PM

01:00.0 0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 01)

may be easier to do it on a windows machine(haven't used vista so that may be totally inaccurate) , it will unpack things and then run the installer. just hit cancel when it tries to install and go to the files it unpacked and grab bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys, the rest are unneeded. put them on a floppy or cd and transfer them to ubuntu

another link to an alternate driver:

B4lulu 08-29-2007 09:31 PM

ok ran into many walls but finally got ndiswrapper running /w the drivers (some what oddly but running) so i decided to install the firmware :p and run it from there, it seems abit more reliable using the firmware. TY for the help rshaw.


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