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Old 01-21-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Broadcom 4321AG Does it work or not


I've been searching for countless hours and have been yet to find a solution to my question, is the broadcom 4321AG compatible with linux or not. Ndiswrapper does not work...

laptop - DV6449US
Linux - Fedora 8
 
Old 01-21-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Post info on the nic section from the command ' /sbin/lspci -v '.
For not working is there any errors?
Are you connecting to a WEP, WPA, or WPA2 security on the router. If so disable the security and make a plain connection with no security enable on linux and the router.

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Hello sirusx69

Don't take this answer as definitive as I don't have a 4321.

However, this is the home page of the linux b43 broadcom driver:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

and you can see that they don't mention your chipset.

On the other hand on the ndiswrapper website here:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...3/id,list_c-f/

if you search for 4321 you will find at least some people reckon to have got it going with ndiswrapper. I appreciate it's different manufacturers but it's the same chipset. If that were my card then that's the way I would be looking.

I'll be interested to see if anyone else has any experience of the 4321.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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During the install of Fedora 8, it has the drivers for a bunch of wireless cards. Including those of Broadcom, just make sure they're all enabled so it can pick it up and use the correct one.

I have a Linksys wireless card and it picks it up just fine and works without any configuration. I believe it's under hardware support during the installation (when you customize your package selection). Alternately, you can go through pirut (Applications<Add/Remove Software) and find it from your DVD.

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