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Thread: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by bourne- View Post
    wow it would be nice to get mine working!!
    don't worry we will...but if it works with the update kernel then you may as well wait till tomorrow when edgy RC is released.

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    Re: HOWTO/SCRIPT: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Compwiz18, to you i bow. I had myself expecting getting my bcm4318 to work to be difficult. Your script worked perfectly for me. All I had to do in addition was install network-manager-gnome, reboot, and was on my way to full wireless access even with wpa(+2!)!.

    Again,
    Thanks

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Whilst I truly appreciate all the work that peolpe put into broadcom posts and howtos, no-one seems to have posted a howto for broadcom + ndiswrapper + WEP or WPA *as well as* broadcom + bcm43xx driver + WEP or WPA. You get some people who just want it working (ndiswrapper) but as Ubuntu is a debian derivitive (free software) you would naturally expect many people to want to use the open source bcm43xx driver. Also, I am surprised that so many Linux users are willing to stick with WEP when it's so insecure and hackable!

    This post doesn't deserve this criticism, but just happens to be the umpteenth broadcom howto i have read that misses out on the WPA+native driver howto.

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by finite9 View Post
    Whilst I truly appreciate all the work that peolpe put into broadcom posts and howtos, no-one seems to have posted a howto for broadcom + ndiswrapper + WEP or WPA *as well as* broadcom + bcm43xx driver + WEP or WPA. You get some people who just want it working (ndiswrapper) but as Ubuntu is a debian derivitive (free software) you would naturally expect many people to want to use the open source bcm43xx driver. Also, I am surprised that so many Linux users are willing to stick with WEP when it's so insecure and hackable!

    This post doesn't deserve this criticism, but just happens to be the umpteenth broadcom howto i have read that misses out on the WPA+native driver howto.
    well..bcm43xx-fwcutter is broken for Broadcom 4318 cards...so that is why there is no how to...suposeably it is fixed in the updated kernel in edgy. As for using WEP...WPA is a much better option.

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by rekahsoft View Post
    don't worry we will...but if it works with the update kernel then you may as well wait till tomorrow when edgy RC is released.
    Thats awesome man I hope so. Will I need to download a new version of ubuntu or something and install it? And perhapes the dumbest question of all, where can I get a definition of exactly what edgy is? You guys keep mentioning it and I have NO idea what you are talkinga bout. As I said I am still new to linux!!

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Hi all,

    I feel awfully stupid for inflicting a question that I'm sure was addressed already.

    My configuration at home is:
    • D-Link DI-524 802.11g/2.4 GHz Wireless Router
    • Dell Inspiron B130 (w/Broadcom 4318 )
    • Dapper 6.06 (clean install plus 915resolution)


    I have gone through the procedure at the top of this thread up to

    Code:
    me@my-laptop:~/Desktop$ sudo ./ndiswrapper_setup
    which I have executed while my computer is connected to the router via Ethernet. This is what results immediately after I enter the preceding command:

    Code:
    0000:02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    ndiswrapper_setup, Copyright (C) 2006 Adam Blackburn
    ndiswrapper_setup comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details
    type please see the file gpl.txt in the same directory as this program.
    This is free software, and you are welcome  to redistribute it
    under certain conditions; type see the file gpl.txt in the same directory
    as this program for details.
    Installing ndiswrapper...
    Selecting previously deselected package ndiswrapper-utils.
    (Reading database ... 69535 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking ndiswrapper-utils (from ndiswrapper.deb) ...
    Setting up ndiswrapper-utils (1.8-0ubuntu2) ...
    
    Extracting the drivers...
    Deleting temporary files...
    Changing driver permissions...
    Changing working directory...
    Removing previous attempts to use ndiswrapper, if any...please ignore errors in this section...
    Driver bcmwl5a is not installed.Use -l to list installed drivers
    Driver bcmwl5 is not installed.Use -l to list installed drivers
    Removing default driver...
    ERROR: Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
    rmmod died with exit status 1
    Installing driver through ndiswrapper...
    Installing bcmwl5
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
    Installed ndis drivers:
    bcmwl5          driver present, hardware present
    ndiswrapper died with exit status 1
    Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    Modprobing ndiswrapper...
    Moving back to original working directory...
    Deleting more temporary files...
    Blacklisting bcm43xx...
    Adding ndiswrapper to /etc/modules, so it should load on boot...
    Removing excess entries from your network interfaces file...
    Searching for a wifi point...
    eth1      Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:95:41:AA:19
                        ESSID:"MY-ROUTER"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality:0/100  Signal level:-48 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:bcn_int=100
                        Extra:atim=0
              Cell 02 - Address: 00:11:50:C8:6A:06
                        ESSID:"NEIGHBOR-1"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality:0/100  Signal level:-84 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Extra:bcn_int=100
                        Extra:atim=0
              Cell 03 - Address: 00:11:50:76:2E:A7
                        ESSID:"NEIGHBOR-2"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality:0/100  Signal level:-85 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                        Encryption key:off
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:bcn_int=100
                        Extra:atim=0
              Cell 04 - Address: 00:13:46:87:5C:02
                        ESSID:"NEIGHBOR-3"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality:0/100  Signal level:-87 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                        Encryption key:off
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:bcn_int=100
                        Extra:atim=0
    
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.3
    Copyright 2004-2005 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
    
    Listening on LPF/eth1/00:14:a5:8f:ba:a4
    Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:14:a5:8f:ba:a4
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:14:22:af:a0:f4
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:14:22:af:a0:f4
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    DHCPOFFER from 192.168.0.1
    DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK from 192.168.0.1
    bound to 192.168.0.109 -- renewal in 284266 seconds.
    (On the eth1 scan above, MY-ROUTER is the D-Link DI-524 mentioned in the configuration. Three neighboring routers were detected as well.)

    Am I supposed to be waiting for the terminal to say that the process is complete? Because 284266 seconds is an eternity on the Internet. Should I take a long weekend? Should I try this procedure without having a wired connection to the router? Or should I just go to Edgy?

    I know that many others have this same laptop and chipset, so the answer's probably already been posted. If I've done anything incorrectly, I'm willing to try a clean OS install (again), but I feel like I'm slowly becoming the poster boy for the definition of insanity. What am I missing here?

    For the record, I've been looking at this problem on and off for a couple of months, but intensively this past week - including last night's all-night session of searching for answers, reinstalling, and searching again on different fora till 6am. Even tried SimplyMEPIS 6.x for a bit.

    Update 2006.10.19 16:32: I've reinstalled again (plus Synaptic universe and multiverse and 915resolution, but will remain tethered via Ethernet cable, awaiting further assistance.
    Last edited by aristotle721; October 19th, 2006 at 09:45 PM. Reason: more background info...

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    @aristotle721: The script managed to connect you, so you should be able to use the internet...I'm not sure I understand the problem. When it says "renewal in 284266 seconds", you are successfully connected, and can close the Terminal.

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by bourne- View Post
    Thats awesome man I hope so. Will I need to download a new version of ubuntu or something and install it? And perhapes the dumbest question of all, where can I get a definition of exactly what edgy is? You guys keep mentioning it and I have NO idea what you are talkinga bout. As I said I am still new to linux!!
    Edgy Eft is the next version of Ubuntu, due to be released at the end of the month (correct me if I'm wrong)

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by rekahsoft View Post
    well..bcm43xx-fwcutter is broken for Broadcom 4318 cards...so that is why there is no how to...suposeably it is fixed in the updated kernel in edgy. As for using WEP...WPA is a much better option.
    I'm using the native driver right now. But as far as I know, it _doesn't_ work in Edgy (64-bit anyway)...but if you look a few posts back, I posted the drivers.

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    Re: HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by compwiz18 View Post
    I'm using the native driver right now. But as far as I know, it _doesn't_ work in Edgy (64-bit anyway)...but if you look a few posts back, I posted the drivers.
    Ah I see, well perhapes I will wait to see if the issue is address in the latest release and hopefully with a little luck they have fixed it.

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