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Re: [SLE] ndiswrapper and 64-bit Broadcom wireless drivers
  • From: Hans du Plooy <hansdp-lists@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 01:33:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <1145403209.12210.31.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 15:39 -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Has anyone had success on a recent laptop with the Broadcom wireless chips
> in 64-bit mode. I have seen some success stories.

I'm running 64bit linux with the Broadcom wireless. This is on an HP
nx6125. Here's what dmesg gives me when I load the driver:

ndiswrapper version 1.13 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper (load_pe_images:573): fixing KI_USER_SHARED_DATA address in
the driver
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,02/11/2005, loaded

lspci -v:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One
54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company nx6125
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 50
Memory at d0010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

This under Gentoo though, but it did work in SUSE 10.0 (unfortunately a
bunch of other things didn't, so I'm holding out for 10.1...)

It may be that ndiswrapper is too old. I did notice that my wireless
performance and stability improved quite substantially with each new
version of ndiswrapper and the kernel.

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