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Old 04-04-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy broadcom wi-fi


I can't find anything to make my wi-fi chip works.
It's not recognized at all. It works perfectly on Windows.
It's a Broadcom 54g MaxPerformance 802.11g.
It's not a card, it's integrated with my laptop :
HP Pavillion ze4430us.

I'm using Mandrake Linux 9.2 (Discovery Edition).

Thank you,

PS. I'm a Linux Newbie, please go slowly

Old 04-04-2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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You might want to look there:

Disclaimer: Don't know if that will work for you since I don't use that laptop anymore and it's for 32 bit anyway.
Old 02-24-2005, 03:14 PM   #3
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I got the broadcom drivers to work with the NdisWrapper running fedora core 1 and 2. You can go to to finc the wrapper. The driver you need to use is on the HP driver site, its an exe, so you might need to use windows or wine to extract it. Workes great! The how-to will pretty much walk you through it. Pretty easy.
Old 02-24-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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After installing ndiswrapper what I did was mount the driver cd that came with the laptop and grabbed the .inf file and the corresponding .sys file. Copy them to root's home directory then run:
# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5a.inf
# modprobe ndiswrapper
Works just fine for connectivity.


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