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Old 05-20-2004, 11:18 AM   #31
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ya, my way is very easy to do, it will cost some money though....
Old 09-11-2004, 11:29 AM   #32
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Hi @ all

Yesterday, I installed official version of Madrake 10 in my dell inspiron 8200 laptop. I have a linksys wpc54g 802.11g wireless card. When I take a look hardware manager, it says I have Bcm94306 802.11g nic card but I am not sure it is installed or not. My card is installed in Windowsxp but I can't find the wmpci54g.inf either in my C drive or installation CD. Can someone who has the same card send me the wmpci54g.inf file?

Please help me guys.



I don't have a problem about my wireless card any more. Everyting works fine...

Thanks nrnickolov

Last edited by Fulkan; 09-11-2004 at 09:54 PM.
Old 03-28-2006, 01:56 AM   #33
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I hope someone can help me and i hope someone read this post after 2 years:P

I followed this:
1. tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-0.11.tar.gz
2. cd ndiswrapper-0.11
3. make install
4. ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/Drivers/wmpci54g.inf
5. modprobe ndiswrapper
6. ndiswrapper -l

Installed ndis drivers:
wmpci54g driver present, hardware present

7. ndiswapper -m
Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modules.conf
8. dhcpcd wlan0
9. iwconfig wlan0

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:58:7E:A6
Bit Rate:18Mb/s Tx-Power:14 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:94/100 Signal level:-53 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:347 Invalid misc:7753 Missed beacon:0

Open /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf
Scroll down until you see this:

## --------- START SECTION TO REMOVE -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
## ---------- END SECTION TO REMOVE ------------
Edit it to match this:

## --------- START SECTION TO REMOVE -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
## ---------- END SECTION TO REMOVE ------------
Save it.

When i get at number 4 i got problems.
i have downloaded my driver sys and driver.inf
the have the names:
bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys
i can not find any file whit the name wmpci54g.inf
i do not have the driver cd of my linksys WMP 54g PCI card.

When i do number 4 i get this:
root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.11]# ndiswrapper -i /driverlinux/Driver/bcmwl5.inf Installing bcmwl5
couldn't copy /driverlinux/Driver/bcmwl5.inf at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 139.
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.11]#

What is going wrong?
When i do this for the second time i see that it is installed and if i want to delete it i must do -e.
now i want to se f it is installed and i did:
ndiswrapper -l
i see this:
bcmwl5 invalid driver!
So it is the wrong driver?

what to do?

Can someone help me please
i hope i have some response after the 2 years the is nothing posted in this topic
Old 03-29-2006, 08:32 AM   #34
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Hi Erik,

I am sure that many things have changed since the last post. Ndiswrapper has evolved and so has the wireless card drivers.

I would read the readme file that is included with ndiswrapper. If it fails, don't give up. Try again. That's how I got it going originally.

I have just installed Mandriva 2006 on the machine I was originally working with, but have not set up the wireless card, because I use ethernet cable at the moment. If I get some time to play with it, I'll update the instructions. In the meantime, if you get it going, I'm sure that many people would appreciate your instructions on this forum.

Good luck,



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