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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by pippo_jedi View Post
    Hello
    now, I followed your wiki several times redoing it and trying everything

    now network manager sees the wi-fi networks but isn't capable to connect to them...

    I installed wlassistant and it doesn't see anything...

    I don't know what to do... help!

    I think I did step 2a last time...

    Code:
    $ lspci | grep Broadcom
    03:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    $ lspci -n | grep '14e4:43'
    03:03.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
    $ lsb_release -d
    Description:	Ubuntu 8.04.1
    $ uname -mr
    2.6.24-19-generic x86_64
    
    $lshw -C network
    *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 3
           bus info: pci@0000:03:03.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:15:f2:57:20:ec
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100. latency=64 link=no module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    hello, I want to tell I've found a way to make it work.
    the problem is that the acpi shipped with hardy isn't working good and the is bug open on it(or so I understood).
    now I have my fn+f2 configured and it 'wake up' the wlan card, so wicd can make it work.
    thank you.
    if you have the same notebook (asus a7d) and have problems feel free to contact me

  2. #52
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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Jackson View Post
    Please post the output of "lsmod"
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Jackson View Post
    Try the XP drivers from the HP site (this link assumes dv8000 and not dv8000t).

    It's confusing that they list two wireless drivers on the site, but try the first (most recent) one first:
    Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver 05-2006 6.00 A Version: 4.12M

    See this for trying a new driver.

    If you get it working, please report back exactly which driver download link you used, so I can incorporate this chipset/driver into the wiki.
    Sorry, I've been away from the internet for a bit. I will try the suggested drivers, and once I get it working, I will definitely let you know what worked. Here is my lsmod:

    Code:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           4992  1 
    nls_cp437               6656  1 
    vfat                   14464  1 
    fat                    54556  1 vfat
    ipv6                  267780  8 
    binfmt_misc            12808  1 
    af_packet              23812  2 
    rfcomm                 41744  2 
    l2cap                  25728  13 rfcomm
    bluetooth              61156  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    rfkill_input            5504  0 
    ppdev                  10372  0 
    powernow_k8            16704  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     8712  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9740  1 
    cpufreq_stats           7104  0 
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5284  0 
    freq_table              5536  3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    sbs                    15112  0 
    sbshc                   7680  1 sbs
    container               5632  0 
    dock                   11280  0 
    iptable_filter          3840  0 
    ip_tables              14820  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16132  1 ip_tables
    ndiswrapper           192920  0 
    sbp2                   24072  0 
    parport_pc             36260  0 
    lp                     12324  0 
    parport                37832  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    sg                     36880  0 
    joydev                 13120  0 
    pcmcia                 40876  0 
    arc4                    2944  2 
    ecb                     4480  2 
    blkcipher               8324  1 ecb
    snd_atiixp_modem       17544  5 
    snd_atiixp             21388  3 
    snd_ac97_codec        101028  2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
    ac97_bus                3072  1 snd_ac97_codec
    b43                   144420  0 
    sd_mod                 30720  2 
    snd_pcm_oss            42144  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17920  1 snd_pcm_oss
    rfkill                  8592  3 rfkill_input,b43
    mac80211              165652  1 b43
    snd_pcm                78596  6 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    cfg80211               15112  1 mac80211
    fglrx                1555468  20 
    led_class               6020  1 b43
    input_polldev           5896  1 b43
    snd_seq_dummy           4868  0 
    video                  19856  0 
    output                  4736  1 video
    snd_seq_oss            35584  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9376  0 
    battery                14212  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25760  1 snd_seq_midi
    ac                      6916  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event      8320  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    serio_raw               7940  0 
    tifm_7xx1               8576  0 
    sdhci                  19076  0 
    snd_seq                54224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    psmouse                40336  0 
    tifm_core              11012  1 tifm_7xx1
    mmc_core               51460  1 sdhci
    yenta_socket           27276  1 
    rsrc_nonstatic         13696  1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core            40596  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    snd_timer              24836  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9612  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    wmi_acer                9644  0 
    button                  9232  0 
    snd                    56996  26 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore               8800  1 snd
    i2c_piix4               9612  0 
    ati_agp                 9996  0 
    snd_page_alloc         11400  3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
    shpchp                 34452  0 
    pci_hotplug            30880  1 shpchp
    i2c_core               24832  1 i2c_piix4
    agpgart                34760  2 fglrx,ati_agp
    k8temp                  6656  0 
    evdev                  13056  8 
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    ext3                  136712  2 
    jbd                    48404  1 ext3
    mbcache                 9600  1 ext3
    ide_cd                 32544  0 
    cdrom                  37408  1 ide_cd
    ide_disk               17536  5 
    pata_acpi               8320  0 
    pata_atiixp             8960  0 
    8139cp                 24704  0 
    ata_generic             8324  0 
    libata                159344  3 pata_acpi,pata_atiixp,ata_generic
    usb_storage            73664  1 
    scsi_mod              151436  5 sbp2,sg,sd_mod,libata,usb_storage
    libusual               19108  1 usb_storage
    8139too                27520  0 
    mii                     6400  2 8139cp,8139too
    ohci1394               33584  0 
    ieee1394               93752  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    ssb                    34308  1 b43
    atiixp                  5648  0 [permanent]
    ide_core              113996  3 ide_cd,ide_disk,atiixp
    ehci_hcd               37900  0 
    ohci_hcd               25348  0 
    usbcore               146028  6 ndiswrapper,usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    thermal                16796  0 
    processor              36872  3 powernow_k8,thermal
    fan                     5636  0 
    fbcon                  42912  0 
    tileblit                3456  1 fbcon
    font                    9472  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 6784  1 fbcon
    softcursor              3072  1 bitblit
    fuse                   50708  3
    Thanks for the help,
    Dan
    Last edited by BlackholeZ; August 12th, 2008 at 07:06 PM.

  3. #53
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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Tried the latest driver you suggested, restarted, still no wireless. lshw -C network did not show any "module=ndiswrapper" or "module=ssb." so I did the temp hardy fix. Now it shows ""module=ndiswrapper" but I still don't have any available APs. Should I try the older drivers? I will probably do that after lunch.
    Here is the readout from everything i did.

    Code:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    [sudo] password for dan: 
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe
    --11:25:49--  ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe
               => `sp33008.exe'
    Resolving ftp.hp.com... 15.201.49.21, 15.192.45.138
    Connecting to ftp.hp.com|15.201.49.21|:21... connected.
    Logging in as anonymous ... Logged in!
    ==> SYST ... done.    ==> PWD ... done.
    ==> TYPE I ... done.  ==> CWD /pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500 ... done.
    ==> PASV ... done.    ==> RETR sp33008.exe ... done.
    Length: 4,318,656 (4.1M) (unauthoritative)
    
    100%[====================================>] 4,318,656    141.31K/s    ETA 00:00
    
    11:26:21 (137.92 KB/s) - `sp33008.exe' saved [4318656]
    
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ cabextract sp33008.exe
    Extracting cabinet: sp33008.exe
      extracting bcm1xsup.dll
      extracting bcm43xx.cat
      extracting bcm43xx64.cat
      extracting Bcmnpf64.sys
      extracting bcmwl5.inf
      extracting bcmwl5.sys
      extracting bcmwl564.sys
      extracting bcmwliss.dll
      extracting bcmwlnpf.sys
      extracting bcmwlpkt.dll
      extracting bcmwls.ini
      extracting bcmwls32.exe
      extracting bcmwls64.exe
      extracting bcmwlu00.exe
      extracting data1.cab
      extracting data1.hdr
      extracting data2.cab
      extracting ikernel.ex_
      extracting is.exe
      extracting launcher.ini
      extracting layout.bin
      extracting setup.exe
      extracting Setup.ini
      extracting setup.inx
      extracting setup.iss
      extracting sp33008.cva
    
    All done, no errors.
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    	device (14E4:4319) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo depmod -a
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.orig
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ echo -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfaces
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -m
    module configuration already contains alias directive
    
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
    ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ echo 'ENABLED=0' | sudo tee -a /etc/default/wpasupplicant
    ENABLED=0
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network:0             
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
           version: 02
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master
           configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 6
           bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:0f:b0:bb:ff:56
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.233.167 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 2
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:14:a5:2c:71:cd
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    dan@dan-laptop:~$
    RESTARTED

    Code:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b43
    [sudo] password for dan: 
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b44
    ERROR: Module b44 does not exist in /proc/modules
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b43legacy #this step added Apr 27 2008
    ERROR: Module b43legacy does not exist in /proc/modules
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ssb
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ssb
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe b44 #this step added May 1 2008
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network:0             
           description: Wireless interface
           product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:14:a5:2c:71:cd
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,03/23/2006, 4.40.1 latency=64 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11a
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 6
           bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:0f:b0:bb:ff:56
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.233.167 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
    dan@dan-laptop:~$
    Last edited by BlackholeZ; August 12th, 2008 at 07:07 PM.

  4. #54
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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Thanks, worked like a charm!

    Compaq presario f700
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
    03:00.0 0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 02)
    Hardy 8.04
    2.6.24-19-generic x86_64
    no extra boot options
    no compiling necessary
    step 2a used
    used the hardy workaround (yet module=ssb was listed in the first section)
    output of lshw -C network only one section after workaround (included below)

    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: wlan1
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1a:73:c5:db:e4
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100. ip=192.168.1.107 latency=0 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g


    users should be careful with -l in command line, as it often appears to be the number one (1)

    worked well when other fwcutter fixes only allowed access to a few wireless routers

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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackholeZ View Post
    Tried the latest driver you suggested, restarted, still no wireless. lshw -C network did not show any "module=ndiswrapper" or "module=ssb." so I did the temp hardy fix. Now it shows ""module=ndiswrapper" but I still don't have any available APs. Should I try the older drivers? I will probably do that after lunch.
    Here is the readout from everything i did. I don't know how to code the fancy scrollable text boxes, so if my long posts annoy people, maybe you could fill me in.


    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    [sudo] password for dan:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe
    --11:25:49-- ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe
    => `sp33008.exe'
    Resolving ftp.hp.com... 15.201.49.21, 15.192.45.138
    Connecting to ftp.hp.com|15.201.49.21|:21... connected.
    Logging in as anonymous ... Logged in!
    ==> SYST ... done. ==> PWD ... done.
    ==> TYPE I ... done. ==> CWD /pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500 ... done.
    ==> PASV ... done. ==> RETR sp33008.exe ... done.
    Length: 4,318,656 (4.1M) (unauthoritative)

    100%[====================================>] 4,318,656 141.31K/s ETA 00:00

    11:26:21 (137.92 KB/s) - `sp33008.exe' saved [4318656]

    dan@dan-laptop:~$ cabextract sp33008.exe
    Extracting cabinet: sp33008.exe
    extracting bcm1xsup.dll
    extracting bcm43xx.cat
    extracting bcm43xx64.cat
    extracting Bcmnpf64.sys
    extracting bcmwl5.inf
    extracting bcmwl5.sys
    extracting bcmwl564.sys
    extracting bcmwliss.dll
    extracting bcmwlnpf.sys
    extracting bcmwlpkt.dll
    extracting bcmwls.ini
    extracting bcmwls32.exe
    extracting bcmwls64.exe
    extracting bcmwlu00.exe
    extracting data1.cab
    extracting data1.hdr
    extracting data2.cab
    extracting ikernel.ex_
    extracting is.exe
    extracting launcher.ini
    extracting layout.bin
    extracting setup.exe
    extracting Setup.ini
    extracting setup.inx
    extracting setup.iss
    extracting sp33008.cva

    All done, no errors.
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4319) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo depmod -a
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.orig
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ echo -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfaces
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -m
    module configuration already contains alias directive

    dan@dan-laptop:~$ echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
    ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ echo 'ENABLED=0' | sudo tee -a /etc/default/wpasupplicant
    ENABLED=0
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network:0
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 6
    bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 00:0f:b0:bb:ff:56
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.233.167 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 2
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:14:a5:2c:71:cd
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    dan@dan-laptop:~$

    RESTARTED

    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b43
    [sudo] password for dan:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b44
    ERROR: Module b44 does not exist in /proc/modules
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b43legacy #this step added Apr 27 2008
    ERROR: Module b43legacy does not exist in /proc/modules
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ssb
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ssb
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe b44 #this step added May 1 2008
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network:0
    description: Wireless interface
    product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:14:a5:2c:71:cd
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,03/23/2006, 4.40.1 latency=64 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11a
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 6
    bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 00:0f:b0:bb:ff:56
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.233.167 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
    dan@dan-laptop:~$
    Can you post the results of:
    Code:
    lspci -nnm
    uname -a
    I want to see the subvendor information for your card, kernel version, and 32/64-bit version you are using. You have a 4311 rev 02 card, but it shows a 4319 chipset so I would like to see if the subvendor matches up with the windows driver you downloaded.

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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayuthia View Post
    Can you post the results of:
    Code:
    lspci -nnm
    uname -a
    I want to see the subvendor information for your card, kernel version, and 32/64-bit version you are using. You have a 4311 rev 02 card, but it shows a 4319 chipset so I would like to see if the subvendor matches up with the windows driver you downloaded.
    Here:

    Code:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lspci -nnm
    00:00.0 "Host bridge [0600]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "RS480 Host Bridge [5950]" -r01 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    00:01.0 "PCI bridge [0604]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "RS480 PCI Bridge [5a3f]" "" ""
    00:04.0 "PCI bridge [0604]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "RS480 PCI Bridge [5a36]" "" ""
    00:13.0 "USB Controller [0c03]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [4374]" -p10 "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [4374]"
    00:13.1 "USB Controller [0c03]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [4375]" -p10 "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [4375]"
    00:13.2 "USB Controller [0c03]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [4373]" -p20 "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [4373]"
    00:14.0 "SMBus [0c05]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [4372]" -r11 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    00:14.1 "IDE interface [0101]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 IDE Controller [4376]" -p8a "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    00:14.3 "ISA bridge [0601]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [4377]" "" ""
    00:14.4 "PCI bridge [0604]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [4371]" -p01 "" ""
    00:14.5 "Multimedia audio controller [0401]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [4370]" -r02 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    00:14.6 "Modem [0703]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller [4378]" -r02 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    00:18.0 "Host bridge [0600]" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] [1022]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1100]" "" ""
    00:18.1 "Host bridge [0600]" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] [1022]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1101]" "" ""
    00:18.2 "Host bridge [0600]" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] [1022]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1102]" "" ""
    00:18.3 "Host bridge [0600]" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] [1022]" "K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1103]" "" ""
    01:05.0 "VGA compatible controller [0300]" "ATI Technologies Inc [1002]" "Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE) [5955]" "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    06:02.0 "Network controller [0280]" "Broadcom Corporation [14e4]" "BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver [4319]" -r02 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN [1358]"
    06:04.0 "CardBus bridge [0607]" "Texas Instruments [104c]" "PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller [8031]" "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    06:04.2 "FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]" "Texas Instruments [104c]" "OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [8032]" -p10 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    06:04.3 "Mass storage controller [0180]" "Texas Instruments [104c]" "PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller [8033]" "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    06:04.4 "SD Host controller [0805]" "Texas Instruments [104c]" "PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller [8034]" "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    06:06.0 "Ethernet controller [0200]" "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10ec]" "RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [8139]" -r10 "Hewlett-Packard Company [103c]" "Unknown device [309b]"
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ uname -a
    Linux dan-laptop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 23:41:49 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
    dan@dan-laptop:~$

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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackholeZ View Post
    Sorry, I've been away from the internet for a bit. I will try the suggested drivers, and once I get it working, I will definitely let you know what worked. Here is my lsmod:

    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lsmod
    It seems you still need to find the right driver, but in the meantime, here are your custom temporary and permanent (respectively) commands.

    Code:
    sudo rmmod b43
    sudo rmmod ssb
    sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ssb
    /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    Code:
    install ndiswrapper modprobe -r b43 ssb; modprobe --ignore-install ndiswrapper $CMDLINE_OPTS; modprobe ssb;

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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackholeZ View Post
    Tried the latest driver you suggested, restarted, still no wireless. lshw -C network did not show any "module=ndiswrapper" or "module=ssb." so I did the temp hardy fix. Now it shows ""module=ndiswrapper" but I still don't have any available APs. Should I try the older drivers? I will probably do that after lunch.
    Yeah, it doesn't hurt to try them.
    Here is the readout from everything i did. I don't know how to code the fancy scrollable text boxes, so if my long posts annoy people, maybe you could fill me in.
    You just surround the code with [ code ] [ /code ] , or click the "#" button on the post editor.

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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Jackson View Post
    You just surround the code with [ code ] [ /code ] , or click the "#" button on the post editor.
    Thanks, posts fixed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Jackson View Post
    It seems you still need to find the right driver, but in the meantime, here are your custom temporary and permanent (respectively) commands.

    Code:
    sudo rmmod b43
    sudo rmmod ssb
    sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ssb
    /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    Code:
    install ndiswrapper modprobe -r b43 ssb; modprobe --ignore-install ndiswrapper $CMDLINE_OPTS; modprobe ssb;
    I tried the temp, and lshw -C network now shows what I think should be good, only one wireless network, and module=ndiswrapper, but I still don't have any wireless APs. I try the other command you gave me, and it tells me permission denied.
    here:

    Code:
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network:0             
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
           version: 02
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master
           configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 6
           bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:0f:b0:bb:ff:56
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.233.167 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:14:a5:2c:71:cd
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b43
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ssb
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ssb
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network:0             
           description: Wireless interface
           product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:14:a5:2c:71:cd
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,03/23/2006, 4.40.1 latency=64 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11a
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 6
           bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:0f:b0:bb:ff:56
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.233.167 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
    dan@dan-laptop:~$ /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    bash: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper: Permission denied

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    Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackholeZ View Post
    Thanks, posts fixed.



    I tried the temp, and lshw -C network now shows what I think should be good, only one wireless network, and module=ndiswrapper, but I still don't have any wireless APs.
    Right, that's what the lshw is supposed to look like. It could be that the driver's not quite right, so do try the others. Before you do that, please post the output of "iwlist wlan0 scanning".

    I try the other command you gave me, and it tells me permission denied.
    In order to edit that file (to put in the line I recommended, and to remove the previously inserted line), issue "gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper"

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