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I have a broadcom bcm43xx card myself, you can look at this page to see if these drivers support your card. If they do, holler back, I'll help you get it working (It is a pain, because they require a kernel patch, recompile, and lottsa twiddling). Also, they only support 11M, not the G speeds of 54.
ndiswrapper-1.16 requires gcc 3.4 or higher
To installe ndiswrapper do:
make (your kernel has to be compiled with gcc 3.4 also or make will exit with errors)
If you get no errors, then:
ndiswrapper -i broadcomdriver.inf (make sure the .inf and sys files are in the same directory you install ndiswrapper from)
If it tells you hardware is present, then:
if everything goes well you can add
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper to your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file and it will be loaded at boot
I have the braodcom 4318 card and the driver is bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys. They should be found on the windows cd that came with your computer
CP4S (Crux Ports For Slack) is a very good ports-system. I've added some custom repos, and at the moment my ports-tree contains just about 4000 ports. I know that more than 5000 ports exist out there, but i haven't added all repos since i didn't need them.