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Old 12-07-2008, 08:54 PM   #16
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Hello I have Kubuntu 8.10 installed and I'm having wireless problems.

I have a 06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02).
I have looked at the beginning of this thread and it hasn't worked for me. I can't save over the blacklist. I don't know why though.

Can someone help me?

Thanks!:P
 
Old 12-08-2008, 07:50 AM   #17
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You might want to redo your searching. Most of the information in this thread is old and outdated. For starters, you might read through this site.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #18
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Post Trying to get a built-in Wi-Fi adapter to work

[QUOTE=Rayman411;2376537]I... This is a HOW-TO for the BCM4318 Airforce one card. ...

...

4) Open up a terminal and type this:
((Note: after 1. you press enter after 2. you press enter))
1. rmmod bcm43xx
2. rmmod ndiswrapper
3. modprobe ndiswrapper
4. ndiswrapper -l
...

After I type STEP 1, I get the following error:

Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules

Where do I go from here? This is a customer's laptop I am working on. It's an HP Pavilion with an Intel Celeron M chipset. Through the hardware detection process, I discovered that the built-in Wi-Fi is from Broadcom. It's the AirForceOne adapter described here.

Need help ASAP, spent all day working on this....
You can email me at jswiss86@yahoo.com
 
Old 02-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #19
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After I type STEP 1, I get the following error:

Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
All this means is that bcm43xx was never installed, so it likely isn't a problem.

If ndiswrapper worked, then you should have a wireless card that displays in the iwconfig command.


By the way, I strongly suggest starting a new thread on your problem. You'll get more help that way.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 05:49 PM   #20
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OpenSUSE 10.3 on an Acer 5100
Broadcom / Atheros Wireless BCM4381

After alot of searching and trying the ways you suggested. I found another installer that works. Instead of using ndiswrapper or ndisinstaller I decided to try ndisgtk since none of the previous attempts were successful and no one had already suggested it.

I did have to follow your procedure on uninstalling the ndiswrapper. I as well made sure the ndisinstaller was not present and that no files associated with either of them were available in the file system.

1. The installation required finding the bcmwl5.inf in the C:\windows\802BG folder. (there is also another .inf I have not tried as of yet in the C:\windows\802ABG folder with the name of net5211.inf).

2. I placed the bcmwl5.inf in my /home/downloads/drivers/wireless folder.

3. Ran yast and installed the ndisgtk from the pacman repository.

4. I then proceeded to run the NDISGTK program and directed it to the bcmwl5.inf and installed. With no problems at all. I right clicked on knetworkmanager, enabled wireless, and it picked up all 3 wireless AP's right away.
this method works perfectly on openSUSE but you will have to add the packman repository (just have the manage repositories app search for it)
 
Old 06-15-2009, 05:49 PM   #21
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this method works perfectly on openSUSE but you will have to add the packman repository (just have the manage repositories app search for it)
here is the .inf file so you dont have to search for it. http://cid-8d6a5aa3dda6cb2a.skydrive...lic/bcmwl5.inf
you can also download the exe from your vendor and install it to a removable drive then copy the .inf file from there
 
Old 06-15-2009, 11:39 PM   #22
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Ok guys, I have had it working for a while now, I use the b43 fwcutter firmware. That works like a charm for me...for now.

I now know why I wasn't able to edit it, I wasn't root! :P


Now that I look over this I feel stupid. I use Ubuntu 9.04 now but Kubuntu was very nice.

Thanks all who helped out.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 03:39 AM   #23
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Thanks, great help, I couldnt get the card running on the broadcom_wl or BCM43xx hybrid drivers. Works in Arch Linux after putting MODULES(!ssb !b43 ndiswrapper) in rc.conf. Card appears as wlan0. Need to be sure to install ndiswrapper and wireless_tools on installation though
 
Old 07-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #24
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Smile b43 works

I got b43 to work (no special kernel module like ndiswrapper) - see thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4311-a-940040/
 
  


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