Maybe the first post should be edited to tell all users who have problems to attach the log-file generated by the script.
The old script (i386) worked great on this same hardware,
but after a fresh edgy 64-bit install, using the new script,
and then I see no output, and can't kill the process without opening a new terminal. The script basically just crashes, and no logfile is generated.sudo ./ndiswrapper_setup.sh
My PC is a Compaq Presario v5000 laptop with an AMD Turion64 processor.
Using the (brand new) Edgy.
Last edited by aroswald1977; October 31st, 2006 at 07:58 PM.
Hey guys, I dont know maybe some of you have the same problem as me, but ive got a solution
If your wireless card is on but NOT scanning..then do
sudo iwconfig eth1 txpower auto
in my case, my wireless was eth1. So change eth1 to whatever your card is.
Hope this helps anyone else out
I installed the newest version of ubuntu and wireless is not working. HOWEVER I have not yet followed your instructions. I am just wondering again if that will work offline or not? Because I still have no way to connect my desktop to the internet when using ubuntu
Must be an online thing since I can't get ndiswrapper to install.
Last edited by bourne-; November 1st, 2006 at 12:26 AM.
tried re-downloading, ran it as root, and it hung up on me after the first echo. I then pasted the entire file contents at the terminal prompt, and it ran, but didnt work.
You suggest booting to an earlier edgy, but he only edgy I have is 6.10.
at this point, you may be as perplexed as I, so...
I'll see what I can find/do, and will let you know if anything at all works.
Ok, its working--
Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, 64 bit, compaq presario v5000 laptop, bcm4318.
Aparrently the broadcomm native (bcm43xx) works under this release with firmware cut from
this is what I did:
sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fxcuttercut the firmware from wl_apsta.oalexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ sudo modprobe -r bcm43xx
that spit out something likealexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ /home/alexander/Desktop/wl_apsta.o
loaded the bcm modulebcm43xx-fwcutter can cut the firmware out of /home/alexander/Desktop/wl_apsta.o
filename : wl_apsta.o
version : 126.96.36.199
MD5 : e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3
extracting bcm43xx_microcode2.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_microcode4.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_microcode5.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_microcode11.fw ...
*****: Sorry, it's not possible to extract "bcm43xx_microcode13.fw".
*****: Extracting firmware from an old driver is bad. Choose a more recent one.
*****: Luckily bcm43xx driver doesn't include microcode11 uploads at the moment.
*****: But this can be added in the future...
extracting bcm43xx_pcm4.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_pcm5.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval01.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval02.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval03.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval04.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval05.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval06.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval07.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval08.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval09.fw ...
extracting bcm43xx_initval10.fw ...
ran iwconfigalexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ sudo modprobe bcm43xx
that spits out something likealexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ iwconfig
brought up my wireless device (yours could be different)lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"UnsecuredNetwork" Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:11:50:72:B0:FE
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality=85/100 Signal level=-33 dBm Noise level=-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
ran ifconfigalexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ sudo ifconfig eth1 up
which gave me the following infoalexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ ifconfig
trying to scan worked!eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:BD9:3F
inet addr:192.168.2.5 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:febd:d93f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5725 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5366 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:6305910 (6.0 MiB) TX bytes:643125 (628.0 KiB)
Interrupt:225 Base address:0x8000
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A5:60:45:2C
inet addr:192.168.2.3 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::214:a5ff:fe60:452c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1020 (1020.0 b) TX bytes:1780 (1.7 KiB)
Interrupt:233 Base address:0xc000
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:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 b) TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)
alexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ iwlist eth1 scanso i connected to the interet and started this post:eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:50:72:B0:FE
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=100/100 Signal level=-25 dBm
Extra: Last beacon: 72ms ago
if you are following this, don't forget toalexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ sudo dhclient eth1
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 4554
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
Listening on LPF/eth1/00:14:a5:60:45:2c
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:14:a5:60:45:2c
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.2.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.2.1
bound to 192.168.2.3 -- renewal in 2147483648 seconds.
alexander@Toto:/lib/firmware$ firefox http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...197102&page=65
add the linesudo gedit /etc/modules
and remove or put a # in front of the linebcm43xx
Last edited by aroswald1977; November 1st, 2006 at 03:08 AM. Reason: this should be readable