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Re: [SLE] ndiswrapper and 64-bit Broadcom wireless drivers
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:01:41 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604191201.41572.gaf@xxxxxxx>
Thanks to Lawrence Ferreira and Hans du Plooy. The problem was that I did not run ndiswrapper -d

Here are the steps:
First, get the Windows driver.
On SuSE 10.0 you need to install the km_ndiswrapper sources as well as the kernel sources. Once that was done, build the ndiswrapper module.

Here are the steps:
first, identify the chip:
you can run lspci:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4319 (rev 02)
This shows me the chip.
The run pcitweak -l:
PCI: 02:02:0: chip 14e4,4319 card 103c,1358 rev 02 class 02,80,00 hdr 00
This shows me the pciid.

Then (as root)
# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
# ndiswrapper -d 14e4,4319 bcmwl5
# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present
# modprobe ndiwwrapper
At this point run dmesg:
ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,02/11/2005, loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 217
ndiswrapper: using irq 217
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:14:a5:4d:9e:40 using driver bcmwl5, configuration file 14E4:4319.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

In the past, I performed all the correct steps other than "ndiswrapper -d"

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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