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Old 09-12-2008, 04:20 AM   #1
AGazzaz
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Change the Wireless Driver from BCM943xx to ndiswrapper


Hello,
I am using Mandriva 2008 on an Acer Extensa 5220.
as usual I have eth0 for the Ethernet and eth1 for wireless, the wireless driver is using BCM943xx drivers downloaded from Mandriva (Install & Remove Software) but this driver is not working very well, I have to be close to the router in order to get connected.

I have installed ndiswrapper and currently using it, but the problem is every time I start Mandriva I have to re-configure the adapter to use ndiswrapper instead of BCM943xx and after I configure it the adapter is called wlan0 instead of eth1.

Although I have deleted the package from the Install & Remove Software I still can not make the ndiswrapper the default so I get connected as soon as Mandriva starts.

So, How can I make the ndiswrapper the default instead of BCM943xx

I hope I described the problem clearly.

Thanks.

Last edited by AGazzaz; 09-12-2008 at 04:27 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:44 AM   #2
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Firstly, blacklist the native driver.

Secondly, did you run 'ndiswrapper -m' ?
 
Old 09-15-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by masonm View Post
Firstly, blacklist the native driver.

Secondly, did you run 'ndiswrapper -m' ?
Thank you masonm for your reply.

First, How can I blacklist the native driver?

The output of ndiswrapper -m
Code:
[root@localhost linux]# ndiswrapper -m
module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive
Sorry for the late feedback, I thought I sent this post a long time ago.
 
  


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