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Re: [SLE] NDIS Setup Problem
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:24:50 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604211324.51196.gaf@xxxxxxx>
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.
What model Broadcom card or chip.
For HP/Compaq laptops ...
Download the appropriate SPnnnn.exe
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

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

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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