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Old 11-12-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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ndiswrapper using wrong driver

I am trying to install the driver for my Linksys WPC54G ver. 2 wireless card. When I install the driver, ndiswrapper seems to be picking up the bcm43xx driver in the kernel rather than bcmwl5.sys as the driver. I think the built-in drivers works for firmware versions 1 and 3 but not version 2 which is the one I have.

When I enter ndiswrapper -l, I get the message
driver installed, hardware present (alternate driver bcm43xx)

wlan0 is not created.

How can I disable ndiswrapper from using the built-in bcm43xx driver.
Old 11-12-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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Blacklist the bcm43xx module then, this is not a ndiswrapper issue but rather a module-init-tools issue along with the kernel.

Example, edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file and add something like;

# wireless drivers
blacklist bcm43xx
Old 11-12-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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bcm blacklisted

thanks, worked great.



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