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Old 05-11-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
adamwenner
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broadcom 54g wireless card to work with ndiswrapper


I have a compaq presario 2188CL laptop and would like to get my broadcom 54g wireless card to work over linux

i am close to getting it to work. I used ndiswrapper,

[root@localhost root]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 present

in network config (NEAT), under the hardware tab, it says

Description: ndiswrapper
Type: wireless
device: wlan0
status: configured

when i hit edit to get properties, all of the blanks for IRQ, DMA, DMA1, MEM, IO, IO1, and IO2 are all empty

when i try to get DHCP, it says:

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for wlan0...
Failed

All of the wireless settings are set to my wireless network, although i believe that it is a hardware problem

any opinions are greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-12-2004, 02:29 AM   #2
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Re: broadcom 54g wireless card to work with ndiswrapper

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Originally posted by adamwenner
I have a compaq presario 2188CL laptop and would like to get my broadcom 54g wireless card to work over linux

when i try to get DHCP, it says:

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for wlan0...
Failed
Maybe you should test with static ip first. I have it working with static ip, then tested that it works with dhcp. Make sure WEP key is set correctly if you are using one.

I vaguely remember having the problem. What I did, at least for Fedora Core 1, is to manually edit the cfg file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 and add

ESSID=...
KEY=...
MODE=Managed

and let the Fedora script ifup-wireless pick it up and perform the necessary operation. I don't know how that will work in other distributions.

Last edited by kyuso; 05-12-2004 at 02:54 AM.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:41 AM   #3
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i have this same topic posted in
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