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Re: [SLE] NDIS Setup Problem
  • From: Donald D Henson <wepin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:30:00 -0600
  • Message-id: <1145730600.31711.22.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 12:04 -0600, Donald D Henson wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 13:24 -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> > On Friday 21 April 2006 12:56 pm, Donald D Henson wrote:
> > > SuSE 10.0
> > >
> > > I'm trying to set up an NDIS wrapper on a laptop. I've found several
> > > tutorials, most of which were very helpful. However, I'm having trouble
> > > locating the .sys and .inf files for the wireless card. This is a dual
> > > boot laptop so the Windows drivers should be available right there. I
> > > think I've found the location of the files I need but there are six of
> > > them and I only need two. (Right?) The fact that some of the files have
> > > file extensions and others don't just increases my confusion. Any
> > > assistance in locating the correct files will be sincerely appreciated.
> > > It's been a while since I've done any serious work on Windows so feel
> > > free to talk down to me. Here's the files I've found
> > >
> > > C:\SWSetup\WLAN\bcmwl15 (Setup Information)
> > > C:\SWSetup\WLAN\bcmwl15.PNF (Precompiled Setup Information)
> > > C:\SWSetup\WLAN\bcmwl15 (System file)
> > > C:\SWSetup\WLAN\bcmwl15a (Setup Information)
> > > C:\SWSetup\WLAN\bcmwl15a.PNF (Precompiled Setup Information)
> > > C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\BCMWL5 (System file)
>
> > Is it a 32-bit or 64-bit laptop.
>
> It's an HP zd8000. Windows reports that the processor is an "Intel
> Pentium 4 2.8 GHz". Is that a 64-bit processor?

According to linux, "Architecture: x86_64"
>
> > What model Broadcom card or chip.
>
> All I can find is "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN". That doesn't look like a
> model number but I don't know where else to look.

I figured out where to look. (linux. duh!) According to Linux...

"BCM4318 [Air Force One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller"

Is that what we are looking for?
>
> > For HP/Compaq laptops ...
> > <http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/hpcpqnk/us/download/22737.html>
> > Download the appropriate SPnnnn.exe
>
> So I shouldn't use the files already available in Windows? How do I
> determine which SPnnnn.exe is appropriate?
>
> > You can unpack it using the cabextract. You will find the 32-bit .sys
> > and .inf files in there. If you need the 64-bit drivers the one below
> > works.
> > ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/ferrari_4000/driver/winxp64bit/80211g.zip
> >
> > The installation process has been documented by several of us in this forum.
> > Look for the thread:
> > [SLE] ndiswrapper and 64-bit Broadcom wireless drivers
>
> Ok. I'll have a look at the thread. For something that just works in
> Windows, this sure is complicated.. Is anyone working on a shell script
> to make this an automatic process?
> >
> > --
> > Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
> > Boston Linux and Unix user group
> > http://www.blu.org PGP key id:C5061EA9
> > PGP Key fingerprint:053C 73EC 3AC1 5C44 3E14 9245 FB00 3ED5 C506 1EA9
> >
>
> Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
> West El Paso Information Network
> The "Non-Initiation of Force Principle" Rules
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Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
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