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Old 08-26-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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Broadcom WLAN Wireless Driver Fedora Core 11

Okay I posted about this a while ago, and i got my wired network to work, but now i need my wireless card driver to work. I have been doing research and I found something called ndiswrapper which drivers from windows working in linux. I typed in lspci in the terminal and it gave me my specs of my wireless card which is a:
-Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

-Some people said there is no original driver for this card, so you need to use ndiswrapper, I was wondering does anybody know what this is, how do i use this, and help me out to get my wireless card going. If you give me instructions, please be really specific as I am really new and still getting the hang of commands.
-I would really appreciate any help. Thank You.
Old 08-27-2009, 07:14 AM   #2
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There is a linux driver for this card but I have had better luck using ndiswrapper and the windows drivers. But first I would advise you to try fwcutter and the bcm43xx driver. The trouble using ndiswrapper is that you need to blacklist the drivers that come with the kernel. Here is the procedure I used for ndiswrapper installing the driver in Suse. The solution is about in the center of the page

Try and install everything througt your package manager.

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