broadcom bcm4318 help PCLinuxOS 2007
I have a Gateway MX6121 laptop with an integrated Broadcom bcm4318 wireless chipset. The operating system is PCLinuxOS 2007. The kernel version is 220.127.116.11.tex5 as listed by uname -r
I've had the wireless card running under Windows XP successfully. I have also had it running using ndiswrapper on PCLinuxOS 2007, but it was behaving funny and disconnecting randomly, not re-appearing on reboots, etc. The monitoring tool NetApplet would only report the signal strength at the time of connection. This was displayed as 5 green bars in the system tray. The signal strength indicator would not update as I walked further away from my router. This behaviour was strange as I never knew what my actual signal strength was. Obviously, I would like to know my signal strength in real time.
Could somebody help me install a "native" linux driver for this wireless adapter; I've given up on the ndiswrapper solution. I have read thousands of forum posts regarding the use of fwcutter, etc. but nothing has worked for me so far.
Thanks in advance.