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Re: Debian Wireless Networks

On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 11:27:56PM -0500, Leonid Grinberg wrote:
> Sorry about the lateness of the reply...
> Finally, here is the output of lspci on my friend's laptop:
> 0000:00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318
> [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

Broadcom BCM4318 :)

Broadcom can be problematic: they don't release Linux drivers as far as
I know. A Google for Broadcom BCM4318 Linux produced a few hits
immediately at the Linux on Laptops page. 

Linuxant sell a (commercial) driver which is essentially a Linux->Windows 
driver wrapper layer.

Otherwise there's ndiswrapper where you may have to upgrade the modules
when you upgrade kernels. There's at least one Howto linked from Linux
on Laptops - otherwise, there are lots of people on the list who have done
this. In Debian, if you are building kernel modules, module-assistant 
is your friend :)

Chances of a native Linux driver within the kernel tree as part of the
normal kernel are probably fairly low at the moment.


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