I have a similar setup (HP zv6000z) with broadcom bcm1390m (14e4:4311). I installed 32-bit Fedora Core 5 and ndiswrapper 1.23 with Dell-supplied bcmwl5 driver (see http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
The driver finds the device (dmesg output):
ndiswrapper version 1.23 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,11/02/2005, 220.127.116.11) loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> Link [LK1E] -> GSI 18 (level, high) -> IRQ 58
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
ndiswrapper: using irq 58
wlan0: vendor: ''
wlan0: ethernet device XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX using NDIS driver bcmwl5, 14E4:4311.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
The driver works perfectly with WEP.
But I can't make it work with WPA-PSK. Does this mean the Dell driver does not have WPA-PSK? Anyone made this work with WPA-PSK (not WPA2PSK)? Is the above message saying that WPA-PSK is not supported (I only see TKIP with WPA or WPA2PSK, not WPA-PSK or something.)
My problem is that the device will not connect to my router with WPA-PSK. If I manually do 'iwconfig essid MYESSID ap APMACADDRESS' iwconfig still shows as:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"host.domain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
so it's not associating with the router or even setting ESSID, although the channel/frequency is set correctly. ifconfig shows not a single traffic of packets in and out (zero traffic).
I do use wpa_supplicant and edited ifup-wireless script so that it won't set ESSID any or KEY any by default, and even manually went through the script. Still no go.
The wpa_supplicant configuration works perfectly on another machine that has Broadcom bcm94306 with either Broadcom 43xx kernel driver or ndiswrapper with Acer-supplied driver, so WPA-PSK should work.
I do occasionally see 'IRQ #7 disabled' or something, and I had to use 'noapic' kernel boot parameter since the machine sometimes hangs without it. I wonder if this has anything to do with it (but WEP works, so I'm not sure.)