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Re: Help with ndiswrapper and Broadcom wireless

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.)

It worked!

Well, I still am not on wireless, because I use WPA on my router and I'm not
sure how to get that configured yet on the notebook, but at least this time
when I repeated your instructions, I got this:

tablet:/home/lajolla# modprobe -v wl
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 
rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/base/firmware_class.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/wl.ko 
tablet:/home/lajolla# iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:14 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

I learned quite a bit from this exercise, in particular that I will never buy a
machine with a Broadcom chip ;)

Many, many thanks for all your time.


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