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Old 11-24-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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BCM94306 802.11g NIC


how do i get the broadcam(?) BCM94306 802.11g NIC driver to work on Mandriva? i really want internet.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: BCM94306 802.11g NIC

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Old 11-24-2005, 10:59 PM   #3
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Use ndiswrapper.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 12:49 AM   #4
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Originally posted by dcdbutler
Use ndiswrapper.
i can't seem to get into my windows files from LINUX..how do you do that? i know exactly where on the harddrive the file is located<C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\DRIVERS\BCMWL5> ... but i dont know how to get there. CAn you tell me how..
thanks
 
Old 11-25-2005, 12:57 AM   #5
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what i did is i took the driver, and put it on a USB flash drive. ILl see how that works in a minute.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:00 AM   #6
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ok nevermind that didn't work...it was a SYS file and not an INI file.... ...is there any way to do this besides using Ndiswrapper?????
 
Old 11-25-2005, 06:40 AM   #7
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ndis wrapper works fine as I've just set it up on my laptop with a broadcom chipset.

You are trying to point ndiswrapper at the dll files that windows is using, which won't work. You need the entire windows driver package as you would download it including dll's, ini's and critically the .inf file. And you need to make sure its the correct driver.

Install by -

ndiswrapper -i <path>/<drivername>.inf

the check it by -

ndiswrapper -l

it will tell you if hardware is present for the driver you installed. I had two different infs one with an 'a' suffix so had to try both.

Cheers

Pete

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Old 10-05-2008, 03:41 PM   #8
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I also need to install the driver but i do not have the windows cd and cannot find the file online can yall direct me to where it cant be found.
 
  


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