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  1. #1
    sschlaefli NNTP User

    Default BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

    06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

    I have ndiswrapper installed and possibly working, getting the message
    Code:
    linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : invalid driver!
    bcmwl5a : driver installed
            device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5
    linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # modprobe -v ndiswrapper
    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.5-31-default/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
    )
    so I think ndiswrapper is loaded and using the correct driver files, however, KNetworkManager is not connecting, and the network card light on my machine is off, the card will not turn on.

    The computer is a HP Pavillion dv5115nr, Suse 10.3 x86 64x.

    I have done some mucking around in KNetworkManager, tried blacklisting bcm43xx, and have had no luck getting it to work.

    I'm at a loss for what I should do, if anyone else has had this problem and knows how to fix it please let me know

  2. #2
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

    sschlaefli wrote:
    > 06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One
    > 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    >
    > I have ndiswrapper installed and possibly working, getting the message
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # ndiswrapper -l
    > bcmwl5 : invalid driver!
    > bcmwl5a : driver installed
    > device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    > linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5
    > linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # modprobe -v ndiswrapper
    > insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.5-31-default/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
    > )
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > so I think ndiswrapper is loaded and using the correct driver files,
    > however, KNetworkManager is not connecting, and the network card light
    > on my machine is off, the card will not turn on.
    >
    > The computer is a HP Pavillion dv5115nr, Suse 10.3 x86 64x.


    With an x86_64 system, you need a 64-bit Windows driver. These are
    usually called bcmwl564, or something like that.


  3. #3
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    Default Re: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

    Hi ,

    if you ndiswrapper uses blacklist bcm43xx driver from Kernel

    Code:
    echo "blacklist bcm43xx" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    driver can found here for 64Bit

    >>>here<<<

    Have Fun :-)
    HP Pavilion dv2899eg MTV-Edition openSuse 10.3 KDE 3.5.9 Kernel-2.6.25.6-1-default.x86_64

  4. #4
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

    sschlaefli wrote:

    >
    > 06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One
    > 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    >
    > I have ndiswrapper installed and possibly working, getting the message
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # ndiswrapper -l
    > bcmwl5 : invalid driver!
    > bcmwl5a : driver installed
    > device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    > linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5
    > linux-p8vy:/home/sschlaefli/tecpages.com-bcm4318 # modprobe -v
    > ndiswrapper insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22.5-31-default/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
    > )
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > so I think ndiswrapper is loaded and using the correct driver files,
    > however, KNetworkManager is not connecting, and the network card light
    > on my machine is off, the card will not turn on.
    >
    > The computer is a HP Pavillion dv5115nr, Suse 10.3 x86 64x.
    >
    > I have done some mucking around in KNetworkManager, tried blacklisting
    > bcm43xx, and have had no luck getting it to work.
    >
    > I'm at a loss for what I should do, if anyone else has had this problem
    > and knows how to fix it please let me know
    >
    >


    I've used b43-fwcutter instead of ndiswrapper for this card and got it
    working OK. See http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 for details.

    Like ndiswrapper, b43-fwcutter is included in the OpenSUSE 11.0
    distribution; earlier releases provide bcm43xx-fwcutter but instructions
    for that are also on the same page under "You are using the deprecated
    bcm43xx driver".

    --
    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman, not newsboy.
    "What use is happiness? It can't buy you money." [Chic Murray, 1919-85]

  5. #5
    sschlaefli NNTP User

    Default Re: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]

    This is the solution to this particular wireless card,
    BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g], on HP dv5115nr. BCM4318 is a fairly old card, may explain why I couldn't get it working with BCM43-cutter.

    Code:
    wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/bcm43xx-fwcutter-006.tar.bz2
    tar xjf bcm43xx-fwcutter-006.tar.bz2
    cd bcm43xx-fwcutter-006
    make
    cd ..
    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
    sudo ./bcm43xx-fwcutter-006/bcm43xx-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o

    Thanks to all who helped me.

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