I had slackware 10.2 on one of our Pcs and had wireless networking using ndiswrapper and drivers off the windows cd.
I have now done a fresh installation of slackware 11 and installed the 2.6 kernel. I cannot get wireless networking going despite using the same procedures as previously.
I am using ndiswrapper-1.28.tar.gz
The chipset is Broadcom BCM4306
I have tried drivers off the wiki list and off the windows cd ..BCMWL5.INF
Whatever I do I do not seem to get wlan0 so iwconfig gives
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"RubinGirls"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Invalid Bit Rate=1 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
sit0 no wireless extensions.
There is an error on dmesg
bcm43xx: PHY connected
bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
modprobe ndiswrapper seems to work Ok but there is no ndiswrapper: diver ''driver1'' added message.
I do not know if the following is relevant
When I run make to compile ndiswrapper I get this message
*** WARNING: This kernel seems to use 4K stack size option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS); many Windows drivers will not work with this option enabled. Disable CONFIG_4KSTACKS option, recompile and install kernel
I cannot find CONFIG_4KSTACKS in /usr/src/linux/.config