I followed the instructions after downloading the newest tarball (jun 20,2006) for a Compaq v2000 with the BCM4318 wireless chipset. Keep in mind that this laptop does have an AMD Turion64 processor, though I do not know if this will make a difference. However, after running the script, the wireless light did not light up...so I rebooted, but it did not help. I verified that after the reboot the ndiswrapper was loaded as a module using
also i verified that that ndiswrapper loaded a driver using
modprobe -l |grep ndiswrapper
the output of which was
after the reboot, the wlan0 interface (which was previously there) does not show up in the Network Interface Manager, and only eth0 (the wired interface) remains. Also, the iwconfig command does not indicate any interfaces that have any wireless extensions, nor does it show up in ifconfig.
bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present
Im a bit lost...Any ideas as to what to try next? I am going to attempt to look at the windows installation that is on the laptop, then see if I can get a copy of the files it is using as a driver for the chipset, then hopefully, get ndiswrapper to install those...
Any suggestions extremely welcome!