Re: Help with ndiswrapper and Broadcom wireless
On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 16:22:40 -0400, JoeHill wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > Try "modprobe -v wl" as root; that should either give you wlan0 or some
> > error messages that tell us what goes wrong. (I suspect that you might
> > need a newer kernel.)
> Tried again after a reboot:
> tablet:/home/lajolla# modprobe -v wl
> WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-nkc, it
> will be ignored in a future release.
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.ko
> install /sbin/modprobe -qr b43 ssb; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install wl WARNING:
> All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-nkc, it will be
> ignored in a future release.
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/wl.ko
> tablet:/home/lajolla# lsmod | grep -E 'bcm|b43|wl|ndis'
> wl 1267176 0
> ieee80211_crypt 5124 1 wl
> but still:
> tablet:/home/lajolla# iwconfig
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth0 no wireless extensions.
> tablet:/home/lajolla# ifconfig wlan0 up
> wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Note: There is no point in trying to ifup the device as long as it is
not listed by iwconfig.
So, your kernel does load the module without obvious problems, but no
new network device becomes available. This means that the kernel does
not recognize your hardware as supported by this module (or by any other
driver that it knows).
Please post the output of this:
lspci -knn | grep -iEA2 'broadcom|bcm|wireless|wifi'
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer