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Old 07-30-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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Anyone here gotten Integrated Wireless to work in Linux?


I currently have integrated, (built in) wireless on my laptop. Has anyone seen any drivers that are usable for this type of wireless, if it is usable at all?? Ive searched long and far, to no luck.

Broadcom WLAN Adapter b/g..I believe.., I'll confirm next time I get a change to make sure.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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there are a few projects that work for broadcom chipsets, what is the chipset number? an lspci would be helpful.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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I was actually going to install Open Suse, but wanted to know if my integrated wireless would work..I shall search for those projects you mentioned, thank you.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 02:03 PM   #4
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ndiswrapper works with the broadcomm windows driver.

I've heard bcm43xx works fine, but have neven been able to get it to work properly.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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I can't even find the link to download the driver on the bcm43xx website...
 
Old 07-31-2006, 01:54 AM   #6
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As far as I know, as of kernel 2.6.17, bcm43xx is integrated into the kernel.

you might want to check your version and maybe upgrade or try it.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 08:40 AM   #7
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I have built-in wireless working...

I don't remember the chipset off-hand because I haven't had to mess with it for a while (I think it's Intel). I went to the manufacturer listed with 'lspci', and lucky for me they had a linux driver. I only had to install that and configure my wireless settings. But built-in wireless on laptops does work with linux!

I don't think there is a broadcom driver for linux yet; I would love for one to exist. I have a wireless card in my PC with a broadcom chipset. If I ever want to use it I'll have to play with NDISWrapper.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 08:59 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I don't think there is a broadcom driver for linux yet; I would love for one to exist.
http://www.google.com/search?q=broadcom+linux+driver

Or use the latest kernels.
They have some limitations so that all cards can work.

If you want to try the experimental DeviceScape wireless stack, you have to download it from the linux-wireless maintainer git website.

It is in the near future that linux will have a robust wireless network stack. It is getting done slowly and step by step.
 
  


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