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    Talking Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    I used the following steps to enable my Broadcom Wireless BCM4312 (rev 02).

    Step 1 (run in terminal)

    echo 'blacklist bcm43xx' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    mkdir ~/bcm43xx; cd ~/bcm43xx

    For Step 2, You can check your Broadcom wireless version with this command in terminal : "lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation",if your wireless device is different from BCM4312 (rev 02), please refer to the following link for this step and you can continue again with step 3 onwards:

    Step 2 (run in terminal)

    sudo apt-get install cabextract
    cabextract sp34152.exe

    Step 3 (run in terminal)

    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    ndiswrapper -l
    sudo depmod -a
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.orig
    echo -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfaces
    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
    echo 'ENABLED=0' | sudo tee -a /etc/default/wpasupplicant

    Step 4 (run in terminal)

    sudo aptitude remove b43-fwcutter

    Step 5 (run in terminal)

    sudo gedit /etc/init.d/

    Step 6

    Paste the followings in the opened file( make sure you save it before continuing Step 7

    modprobe -r b44
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe -r b43legacy
    modprobe -r ssb
    modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    modprobe b44

    Step 7 (run in terminal)

    Run this :

    cd /etc/init.d/ && sudo chmod 755

    Step 8 (run in terminal)

    finally run this:

    sudo update-rc.d defaults

    Step 9

    Restart your machine and enjoy the freedom from those wires....
    Last edited by alex_kent_18; May 1st, 2008 at 10:57 AM.


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