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Old 10-01-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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Question Making wireless work

Hi all!

I have a little problems which can be divided into two questions:

1) How do I make wireless work under Ubuntu? can some one help me doing this? I have tried looking a bit on the net but I didn't figure out how to resolve my problem.

2) It is good to precise that on my laptop, before, when I was using Windows XP, to connect to a wireless network I had just to click on a button on my keyboard. Does this influence in any case the procedure of making my wireless work?

The card I am using is : Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller

Further Informations:

My network works like this:

Internet <-> Ethernet Router <-> Switch <-> Wifi Spot
(Some PCs are connected to the switch)

It would be great if someone could help me. Thanks allot!

See you all

Old 10-01-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
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Broadcom hasn't released Linux drivers for their wireless chipsets, or the specs to make open source drivers for them. You need to look into ndiswrapper, which will let you use a Windows wireless driver in Linux.
Old 10-02-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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Check this hoto on the Ub forums:
Old 10-02-2005, 04:34 PM   #4
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Nice how-to! Thanks for the link!


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