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Re: Ndiswrapper and SID on Inspiron 5160

Jordan Smith <jsmith@tripyramid.net> writes:

> I was wondering if anybody on the list has had any experience getting
> ndiswrapper working with the Broadcom Wireless adapter that comes with
> this laptop. 

I have an Inspiron 5150 with a Broadcom wireless chipset. What does
dmesg tell you? Does it show that the module has been successfully
loaded and the windows driver added? In my machine the message is...

ndiswrapper version 1.0rc2 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
ndiswrapper: using irq 18
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:b3:02:40 using driver bcmwl5
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 () added

Also in my machine I find that I have to set the key before setting
the essid, so I have to do 

iwconfig wlan0 key restricted xxxxxxxxx
iwconfig wlan0 essid "...."

If that is successful and you see something like this when you type
iwconfig at the prompt


wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"..."  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
          Bit Rate:48 Mb/s   Tx-Power:13 dBm   
          RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:98/100  Signal level:-40 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:65517  Invalid misc:29062800   Missed beacon:0

try setting static IP by 

ifconfig wlan0 192.168.x.x netmask up 
route add default gw 192.168.x.1 wlan0 

and see if you are able to ping your router. 

After "ifconfig wlan0 down", try "dhclient wlan0" 

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