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Thread: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

  1. #1611
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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Holy ---- its working! I redid the process, still didnt work, looked at the post by raven, not sure everything worked from that post.... but all of a sudden it was showing wireless networks. Thanks

  2. #1612
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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    I have followed the instructions to install the drivers and there is no wireless network card listed in my networking application in System > Adminstration. Here is my log file.
    This is a fresh install of Ubuntu. After doing this my Wlan light is on. Since there are no wireless network cards listed I can not connect to the internet.

    ---------------------------------- EDIT -----------------------------------
    I was able to solve this problem on my own. I compared my log with some other logs of people who you told had a good install. I figured out that for some reason the ndiswrapper-common file was not installing from the CD. I connected my self to the internet and ran the apt-get manually and then re-ran your script. That worked and I am now posting from Ubuntu over my wireless connection. My only problem now is that I need to turn the Wlan switch off then on after every boot to connect. That is not a problem but if anyone has any tips all help would be appreciated. Now that my wireless is working this may possibly replace my Windows install on this laptop. That was the only thing holding my back about a year ago. Thank you for your script and support. This is a great community and I am glad to be a part of it.
    Code:
    Log of echo Script version: 0.1.2 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    Script version: 0.1.2
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of lspci 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 10)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
    00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SB400 - AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
    03:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
    03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    03:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
    03:04.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
    03:04.4 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller
    03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of echo /etc/issue MD5 sum: 3087e29b00a0ad846c075b46e50a0342 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    /etc/issue MD5 sum: 3087e29b00a0ad846c075b46e50a0342
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of cat /etc/issue 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    Ubuntu 7.04 \n \l
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of ps -e 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
      PID TTY          TIME CMD
        1 ?        00:00:01 init
        2 ?        00:00:00 migration/0
        3 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
        4 ?        00:00:00 watchdog/0
        5 ?        00:00:00 events/0
        6 ?        00:00:00 khelper
        7 ?        00:00:00 kthread
       30 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/0
       31 ?        00:00:00 kacpid
       32 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_notify
      126 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
      151 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
      152 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
      153 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
      154 ?        00:00:00 aio/0
     1956 ?        00:00:00 ksuspend_usbd
     1957 ?        00:00:00 khubd
     1991 ?        00:00:00 khpsbpkt
     2174 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
     2175 ?        00:00:00 usb-storage
     2207 ?        00:00:00 ata/0
     2208 ?        00:00:00 ata_aux
     2210 ?        00:00:00 knodemgrd_0
     2360 ?        00:00:00 kjournald
     2560 ?        00:00:00 udevd
     3434 ?        00:00:00 tifm/0
     3462 ?        00:00:00 kmmcd
     3498 ?        00:00:00 pccardd
     3517 ?        00:00:00 kpsmoused
     4249 tty4     00:00:00 getty
     4250 tty5     00:00:00 getty
     4254 tty2     00:00:00 getty
     4255 tty3     00:00:00 getty
     4256 tty1     00:00:00 getty
     4257 tty6     00:00:00 getty
     4521 ?        00:00:00 acpid
     4614 ?        00:00:00 syslogd
     4666 ?        00:00:00 dd
     4668 ?        00:00:00 klogd
     4691 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
     4707 ?        00:00:02 hald
     4708 ?        00:00:00 hald-runner
     4714 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi
     4715 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-cpuf
     4722 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-keyb
     4735 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-keyb
     4740 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-keyb
     4751 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
     4753 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
     4768 ?        00:00:00 dhcdbd
     4783 ?        00:00:00 NetworkManager
     4801 ?        00:00:00 avahi-daemon
     4802 ?        00:00:00 avahi-daemon
     4818 ?        00:00:00 NetworkManagerD
     4831 ?        00:00:00 system-tools-ba
     4832 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
     4864 ?        00:00:00 gdm
     4865 ?        00:00:00 gdm
     4870 tty7     00:00:13 Xorg
     4910 ?        00:00:00 cupsd
     4934 ?        00:00:00 hpiod
     4939 ?        00:00:00 python
     5013 ?        00:00:00 kondemand/0
     5050 ?        00:00:00 hcid
     5067 ?        00:00:00 krfcommd
     5103 ?        00:00:00 atd
     5117 ?        00:00:00 cron
     5222 ?        00:00:00 x-session-manag
     5260 ?        00:00:00 ssh-agent
     5263 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch
     5264 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
     5266 ?        00:00:00 gconfd-2
     5269 ?        00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d
     5271 ?        00:00:00 gnome-settings-
     5291 ?        00:00:00 sh
     5292 ?        00:00:00 esd
     5296 ?        00:00:05 metacity
     5299 ?        00:00:02 gnome-panel
     5302 ?        00:00:04 nautilus
     5308 ?        00:00:00 bonobo-activati
     5310 ?        00:00:00 gnome-volume-ma
     5330 ?        00:00:00 gnome-vfs-daemo
     5331 ?        00:00:00 update-notifier
     5341 ?        00:00:00 evolution-alarm
     5360 ?        00:00:00 nm-applet
     5363 ?        00:00:00 gnome-power-man
     5364 ?        00:00:00 gnome-cups-icon
     5392 ?        00:00:00 trashapplet
     5404 ?        00:00:00 mapping-daemon
     5445 ?        00:00:00 mixer_applet2
     5464 ?        00:00:02 gnome-screensav
     5564 ?        00:00:02 firefox-bin
     5591 ?        00:00:00 netstat <defunct>
    10632 ?        00:00:00 notification-da
    10689 ?        00:00:00 dhclient
    10772 ?        00:00:01 gnome-terminal
    10775 ?        00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
    10776 pts/0    00:00:00 bash
    10876 ?        00:00:00 wrap_wq
    10877 ?        00:00:00 ntos_wq
    10878 ?        00:00:00 ndis_wq
    10975 ?        00:00:01 gedit
    10990 ?        00:00:00 perl
    10994 ?        00:00:00 perl
    11000 ?        00:00:00 perl
    11041 pts/0    00:00:00 sh
    11065 pts/0    00:00:00 logsave
    11066 pts/0    00:00:00 ps
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
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    Log of echo Feisty release detected. 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    Feisty release detected.
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of rmmod ndiswrapper 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of rmmod bcm43xx 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    ERROR: Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
    rmmod died with exit status 1
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of echo Feisty 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    Feisty
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of apt-get --assume-yes install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    Reading package lists...
    Building dependency tree...
    Reading state information...
    E: Couldn't find package ndiswrapper-common
    apt-get died with exit status 100
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    ndiswrapper: No such file or directory
    ndiswrapper died with exit status 1
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5a 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    ndiswrapper: No such file or directory
    ndiswrapper died with exit status 1
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of ndiswrapper -l 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    ndiswrapper: No such file or directory
    ndiswrapper died with exit status 1
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of echo You appear to have an i386 system...installing the i386 drivers... 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    You appear to have an i386 system...installing the i386 drivers...
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of tar -xf drivers-32.tar.gz 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    ndiswrapper: No such file or directory
    ndiswrapper died with exit status 1
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of modprobe ndiswrapper 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Log of iwconfig 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
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    Log of ifconfig 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:B0:BC:5C:48  
              inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:febc:5c48/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:24187 (23.6 KiB)  TX bytes:8712 (8.5 KiB)
              Interrupt:20 Base address:0xe400 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:5428 (5.3 KiB)  TX bytes:5428 (5.3 KiB)
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
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    Log of iwlist scan 
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    
    Thu Jul 19 00:18:32 2007
    ----------------
    Last edited by bigjay517; July 19th, 2007 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Fix log and add information

  3. #1613
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    It's not working

    Hello,
    I first blacklisted the standard bcm driver

    That I ran the script and rebootet

    But the Wlan LED is not on
    And IW config doesn't find wireless devices...
    Code:
    laptop@laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    laptop@laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           5120  1 
    nls_cp437               6784  1 
    vfat                   14208  1 
    fat                    53916  1 vfat
    ipv6                  268704  8 
    binfmt_misc            12680  1 
    rfcomm                 40856  0 
    l2cap                  25728  5 rfcomm
    bluetooth              55908  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev                  10116  0 
    powernow_k8            16064  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5408  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     8200  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9228  1 
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_stats           7360  0 
    freq_table              5792  3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    pcc_acpi               13184  0 
    dev_acpi               12292  0 
    tc1100_wmi              8068  0 
    sony_acpi               6284  0 
    asus_acpi              17308  0 
    ac                      6020  0 
    video                  16388  0 
    backlight               7040  1 asus_acpi
    button                  8720  0 
    dock                   10268  0 
    battery                10756  0 
    container               5248  0 
    sbs                    15652  0 
    i2c_ec                  5888  1 sbs
    nls_utf8                3072  2 
    ntfs                  107764  2 
    ndiswrapper           194608  0 
    sbp2                   23812  0 
    parport_pc             36388  0 
    lp                     12452  0 
    parport                36936  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    fuse                   46612  0 
    joydev                 10816  0 
    snd_hda_intel          21912  1 
    snd_hda_codec         205440  1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_pcm_oss            44544  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                79876  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           4740  0 
    snd_seq_oss            32896  0 
    pcmcia                 39212  0 
    sg                     36252  0 
    sd_mod                 23428  4 
    sdhci                  18700  0 
    usbhid                 26592  0 
    hid                    27392  1 usbhid
    snd_seq_midi            9600  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25472  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                52592  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              23684  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9100  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    mmc_core               26756  1 sdhci
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    snd                    54020  12 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore               8672  1 snd
    k8temp                  6656  0 
    yenta_socket           27532  1 
    serio_raw               7940  0 
    psmouse                38920  0 
    agpgart                35400  0 
    snd_page_alloc         10888  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_nforce2             6784  0 
    rsrc_nonstatic         14080  1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core            40852  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    i2c_core               22784  2 i2c_ec,i2c_nforce2
    shpchp                 34324  0 
    pci_hotplug            32576  1 shpchp
    af_packet              23816  0 
    evdev                  11008  4 
    tsdev                   8768  0 
    ext3                  133128  2 
    jbd                    59816  1 ext3
    mbcache                 9604  1 ext3
    ide_disk               17024  5 
    ide_cd                 32672  0 
    cdrom                  37664  1 ide_cd
    ata_generic             9092  0 
    sata_nv                20868  0 
    libata                125720  2 ata_generic,sata_nv
    generic                 5124  0 [permanent]
    usb_storage            72256  2 
    scsi_mod              142348  5 sbp2,sg,sd_mod,libata,usb_storage
    libusual               17936  1 usb_storage
    r8169                  32392  0 
    ohci_hcd               22532  0 
    ohci1394               36528  0 
    ieee1394              299448  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    amd74xx                15260  0 [permanent]
    ehci_hcd               34188  0 
    usbcore               134280  7 ndiswrapper,usbhid,usb_storage,libusual,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    thermal                14856  0 
    processor              31048  2 powernow_k8,thermal
    fan                     5636  0 
    fbcon                  42656  0 
    tileblit                3584  1 fbcon
    font                    9216  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 6912  1 fbcon
    softcursor              3200  1 bitblit
    vesafb                  9220  0 
    capability              5896  0 
    commoncap               8192  1 capability
    laptop@laptop:~$
    If you need any further information just tell me which command I should enter into the terminal and I will post the result

    I have no idea why but there wasn't any logfile on my desktop after I ran the script
    (I did everything like described by raven)

    My Laptop is an Asus. There is no Wlanswitch.
    When I reboot to windows my wireless card is disabled. Then I have to start the asus utility an enable radio
    windows wlan Confuguration recognises the card but doesnt find networks because the radio is disabled. mybe this is the hole problem!
    we mybe just need to find a way to enable radio unter ubuntu with the standard driver

    EDIT: Problem Solved
    I connected to my lan via Cable an ran Autoupdate first to get the newest kernel
    The I installed Ndiswrappergtk and Ndiswrapper Utils from Synaptics
    After that I rebooted
    The I went to System/Administration/Windows Wireless Drivers
    I chose the Currently installed driver and clicked on the remove button and voila:
    My wireles LED went on and it worked
    Last edited by syfox; July 19th, 2007 at 04:51 PM.

  4. #1614
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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Feisty Fawn

    Got a puzzle for you. I've been dinking around with a second computer, exactly the same set up as the dV2000 I set up for my daughter, but apparently slightly later in HPs production cycle. The BIOS is slightly different and in point of fact, the wifi set up apparently uses a different firmware version for the Broadcom chipset.

    Instead of getting that nice id string that specifies that it's a Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02), I get a notice that it's a (rev 03), no brackets, no mention of 802.11g Wireless LAN.

    I went through the procedure three or four times now, getting odd results here and there, but cutting to the chase, I always seem to end up losing my eth0/LAN capability somewhere along the line.

    I've gone through quite a few posting on the web and seem to be playing a slow game of catch-up here, but a lot of this stuff is fairly confusing to me.

    What tests can I run to try and determine where the problem actually is? Or, does this new revision break things entirely?

    It's a bit difficult to know where to turn, partly because the damn light for the wifi is always on, period. (Either glowing red for the switch being off or blue for the switch being on).

    Suggestions?

    Also, any ideas of how to figure out what is killing the regular ethernet network ability?

    Browning>>>
    Browning>>>

  5. #1615
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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tgbrowning View Post
    Feisty Fawn

    Got a puzzle for you. I've been dinking around with a second computer, exactly the same set up as the dV2000 I set up for my daughter, but apparently slightly later in HPs production cycle. The BIOS is slightly different and in point of fact, the wifi set up apparently uses a different firmware version for the Broadcom chipset.

    Instead of getting that nice id string that specifies that it's a Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02), I get a notice that it's a (rev 03), no brackets, no mention of 802.11g Wireless LAN.

    I went through the procedure three or four times now, getting odd results here and there, but cutting to the chase, I always seem to end up losing my eth0/LAN capability somewhere along the line.

    I've gone through quite a few posting on the web and seem to be playing a slow game of catch-up here, but a lot of this stuff is fairly confusing to me.

    What tests can I run to try and determine where the problem actually is? Or, does this new revision break things entirely?

    It's a bit difficult to know where to turn, partly because the damn light for the wifi is always on, period. (Either glowing red for the switch being off or blue for the switch being on).

    Suggestions?

    Also, any ideas of how to figure out what is killing the regular ethernet network ability?

    Browning>>>
    I can't say I've ever heard of a rev 3 card

    Did you try downloading the .deb in the first post? It is the broadcom driver, so it may do something magical that the script doesn't do.

    Otherwise, you can run ndiswrapper -l (edit: that is a lowercase L and not a one or an i or anything else that resembles that shape) and see what the output is (and if it says that the hardware is detected)

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    Smile Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    I love you.

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    dO not GET ME WRONG.

    This is a fantastic thread. It must work for 99% of the people.

    It doe not work for me and I'm truly mystified.

    Here's the deal. Neither ndiswrapper recognizes my wireless card nor does fwcutter. I'm stuck at square one. The wifi "light" is always on. Network Manager only sees the "wired" connetion and then, only occasionally. Lspci doesn't help -- it blythely tells me that SOME Sort of Broadcom PCI card is there but does NOT recognize it, at all. (It's 03 revision).

    Everything I try *kills" the wired connection.

    on the truly weird side, ndiswrapper claims to be installed and even identifies the card as a broadcom one. But apparently can do nothing with it.

    It wouldn't be so bad, but every time I turn around, the Wired connection flakes on me and I'm kind of left in the dark. I've got so far as to spring for other wireless cards, including both a Broadcom/Linksys one and a USB one, and they merely make things worse.

    Got any idea just what Gods I've managed to annoy?

    I really, really want to dump Windows Vista as a dual boot, but with a flakey wireless, am kind of hesitant.

    [Using Feisty Fawn) and it appears that Wicd doesn't do anything.

    Jeez. For this grief I could have stuck with Microsoft.

    ANY suggestions?

    Other than blowning my brains out, of course.

    Browning>>>
    Browning>>>

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    A quick google search turns up nothing for Broadcom rev 3 cards (except this thread) which leads me to believe that they are fairly new, and, as such, are probably not supported too well yet.

    that said, I'm sure there is a way to make it work, but I don't know what it is...

    try different ndiswrapper drivers, perhaps, maybe the ones that came with your computer?

  9. #1619
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    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Well, sure. I'll give it a shot since I'm incredibly stubborn. However, I've got the sinking sensation that I'm going to be hanging around for quite some time.

    Which is okay.

    ANY suggestions as to avenues I can stumble down that might help? Ndiswrapper releases that are available from sources other than repos like Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft, or Dapper Drake?

    Contact points within Broadcom?

    Good luck charms available on the West Coast?

    By the by: I suspect there's a bug in my BIOS -- get a message flashed at me on booting, but it's so incredibly fast, I can't catch it. Isn't there some log of the boot process I can check out?

    Browning>>>
    Browning>>>

  10. #1620
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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    please help

    after a fresh install of feisty and after running your script in order to configur my 4318 card , i did not succeed in
    creating a proper internet connection.

    in my /etc/network/interfaces i have

    iface eth1 inet dhcp
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.2.1
    wireless-esseid xxxx
    wireless-key xxxxxxxxx
    wireless_mode Managed

    iwconfig shows on eth1 a connection for the bcm4318 card with a link quality 35/100

    does anybody has some ideas?

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