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Old 10-11-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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Question Broadcom bcm4318 fedora 6 wireless


The stuff in parenthesis shows how to configure bcm4318. I could not find a thread for fedora 6 so I figured I would start one, hoping this would be helpful for users of the broadcom bcm4318 wifi. When I deactivate the wireless, I have to manually reactivate it to get it working again, and was wondering if anyone had a solution? Could you make it so that when you turn it back on it automatically detects an ip address? Right now, I have an icon on my desktop for reactivating the wireless. It simply says (in properties) [Launcher]ifup wlan0. I can map the sound keys using the keyboard shortcuts program, but why can't I map this button to ifup wlan0?
(I used ndiswrapper with the gnome desktop (fedora 6 Compaq Presario V2000)
1.)Install ndiswrapper [root@fedora]# yum install ndiswrapper.
2.)Make sure that you have the latest kernel (2.6.22.7-57) and BCM4318 drivers -step 8-. (You might be able to skip this step.)
3.)Make sure your system is completely Up-To-Date with "Software Updater". (You might be able to skip this step.)
4.)Remove the old entry from "Network Configuration" to prevent conflicts.
5.)Add "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" (without quotes) to /etc/modprobe.conf.
6.)Add "blacklist bcm43xx" (without quotes) to end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
7.)Add "blacklist bcm43xx_mac80211" (without quotes, this should make it work with the latest kernel, because that is what I had to do after updating to it. You might be able to skip this step.) to end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
8.)Download the driver and save it somewhere (like in a folder on the desktop)
9.)Do from terminal ndiswrapper -i path to inf file (example:[root@fedora]# ndiswrapper -i /root/desktop/bcm4318/80211g/bcmwl5.inf).
10.)Reboot
11.optional)In "Network Configuration" You should have under devices: [device] wlan0 [nickname] wlan0 [type] wireless, under hardware: [description] Broadcom Corporation [type] Ethernet [Device] wlan0 [status] ok. Under "Network Configuration" Click edit. Check the box that says activate device when computer starts. click ok. When you reboot again, The wireless should start automatically.)
I believe that is all the steps I took to make it work. If I missed a step or something, correct me please.

BCM4318 Driver List:
AegisE2.dll bcmwl5a.inf bcmwlntp.sys layout.bin setup.inx
AegisE5.dll bcmwl5.inf bcmwltry.exe mdc.jpg Setup.iss
AegisI2.exe bcmwl5.sys bcmwlu00.exe MFC42.DLL Version.txt
AegisI5.exe bcmwlcpl.cpl data1.cab MFC42U.DLL vssver.scc
bcm42rly.vxd bcmwld2k.exe data1.hdr MSVCP60.DLL wltray.exe
bcm43xxa.cat BCMWLD9X.EXE data2.cab MSVCRT.DLL wltrynt.dll
bcm43xx.cat bcmwlhlp.chm ikernel.ex_ ReleaseNotes.html wltrysvc.exe
BCMLogo.gif bcmwlhom.exe is.exe setup.exe
BCMLogon.dll bcmwlhom.ini launcher.ini Setup.ini

Useful Info:

My Modprobe.conf:
alias eth0 8139too
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-intel8x0 index=0
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0

My Blacklist (other drivers were in there, but I didn't want to make this too long):
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist bcm43xx_mac80211

My Terminal Output After Installing bcmwl5 driver:
(ndiswrapper -l)
[root@fedora 80211g]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx-mac80211)
JZ)
Someone please try this and tell me if it worked (by voting this has been up since 2007 please)

Last edited by jzimm0007@msn.com; 03-12-2008 at 06:32 PM. Reason: please vote
 
Old 10-11-2007, 05:40 AM   #2
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My Blacklist (other drivers were in there, but I didn't want to make this too long):
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist bcm43xx_mac80211

My Terminal Output After Installing bcmwl5 driver:
(ndiswrapper -l)
[root@fedora 80211g]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx-mac80211)
Notice the naming (which I made bold), they should match, please edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file.

blacklist bcm43xx-mac80211
 
  


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