Re: wireless 802.11g and BCM4306
On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 04:03:25PM -0700, Ron Farrer wrote......
> Kevin Coyner said:
> > Does anyone know if there is support for the Linksys wireless
> > notebook card (WPC54G)? It's based on the Broadcom BCM4306 chip,
> > and from google searches, I'm not too optimistic that it's supported
> > yet.
> Unfortunately Broadcom won't release the docs needed to write a
> driver. So there is no Linux driver for this device.
> However, you can install ndiswrapper and use the windows driver (for
> my laptop it's bcmwl5.sys)
This worked great. I too got it to work with the bcmwl5.sys driver.
Thanks for the tip.
One question: When the laptop is out of line of sight of the wireless
router, it still gets a good signal, but it perioccally will emit a low
purring/buzzing sound for about 1 second (almost like a warning signal
that I'm on the verge of losing the signal). Anyone have any idea what
this purring sound is, and more importantly, how to turn it off?