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loriwhitty 05-12-2008 08:00 PM

Broadcom wireless not found in ubuntu
I found this site

and I followed all of the instructions up to number 6. When I got to that section I get "command not found" after typing in "sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf" (without the " " obviously) :)

HELP??? I an COMPLETELY new to linux software...I just wanted to get rid of Windows Vista. I am connected to the internet with an ethernet cable at the moment but really need my wireless to work. I would appreciate any help anyone can offer.


jschiwal 05-12-2008 08:04 PM

If the ndiswrapper command is in the current directory, precede the command with "./".

loriwhitty 05-12-2008 08:09 PM

put that before which part? sorry to sound ignorant :)

pccdrussell 05-12-2008 10:31 PM

What jschiwal is saying need to be in that directory with the "inf" file in order to run that command. So lets say you have a folder on your desktop called "broadcom_driver" with the inf file in it. cd to that directory and try running your ndiswrapper command again. Also, just out of curiosity, what kinda of Broadcom is it? What does

sudo lspci | grep -i network
show? The reason I ask is, I just posted a thread about the 4310 that is a nightmare to get going unless you have the exact driver.

jschiwal 05-15-2008 12:04 AM

When using sudo, you may need to include the full pathname. Try "sudo /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper" if that is where the ndiswrapper program exists.

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