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Old 06-24-2003, 10:47 AM   #1
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Question RedHat 9.0 on Inspiron 5100 NIC not identified

I just installed RedHat 9.0 on my Dell Inspiron 5100. The laptop has on-board Broadcom NIC card 440x.

I'm sure some people tried, the driver bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz from the web. I just wonder if this worked for anyone. As I saw on DELL forum, it seems this driver does not work!

Anybody has any other pointers as to what other driver works for Inspiron 5100 Broadcom NIC card?

Old 06-24-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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Like you I recently got a Dell 5100. I of course have the same Broadcom NIC you do. I used that driver and have had no problems. I don't recall having to make any adjustments, but I'll check and response back if I did.
Old 06-25-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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exactly the same problem as jshaikh ...

any success yet please let me know too .

Old 07-02-2003, 05:15 PM   #4
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mine works GREAT!

use the bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz and it runs fine, add the insmod bcm4400.o to your rc.local and poof.
Old 07-10-2003, 05:59 PM   #5
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u can download the drivers here


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