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    Post Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    (Note: If you are using other card, this may work for you as well.)
    Ok this worked for me on Hp nx6325

    Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)

    But i had to search n struggle a lot.wheww. So to make it easier for rest of you, here is the guide.
    I used ndiswrapper because b43-fwcutter doesnt work for me. Installing ndiswrapper like i did in Ubuntu 7.10 gutsy didnt work.



    Here are the steps i followed:

    Firstly, connect to internet using wired connection, and remove the b43-fwcutter package.
    #sudo aptitude remove b43-fwcutter

    2)Now follow the procedure as we used in gutsy to install ndiswrapper. Just skip the blacklisting part.
    (Here are the steps how i did.

    1)Download ndiswrapper from Synaptic

    * System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager
    * Search for ndiswrapper
    * Download "ndiswrapper-utils-1.9" and "ndiswrapper-common"

    2)Get windows drivers and install them

    * A) Download and extract windows drivers to a folder of your choice.

    * Install them in ndiswrapper:
    Code:

    sudo ndiswrapper -i /location_of_your_wireless_driver/bcmwl5.inf

    * Check to see if hardware found
    Code:

    sudo ndiswrapper -l

    3)Setup ndiswrapper to load driver (and itself) at startup

    * Edit the following file:
    Code:

    sudo gedit /etc/modules

    * Add a line which says:
    Code:

    ndiswrapper

    * Restart


    )

    3)After you are done, run
    #sudo gedit /etc/init.d/ndiswrapperfix.sh
    and paste the following

    #!/bin/bash

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

    into the file. Save and close (It will stop causing ssb and ndiswrapper interference)

    4)Then run
    #cd /etc/init.d/ && sudo chmod 755 ndiswrapperfix.sh

    5)Lastly run
    #sudo update-rc.d ndiswrapperfix.sh defaults


    Restart and enjoy your wireless.I am enjoying hope u ll too.
    Last edited by nickdbliss; August 12th, 2008 at 01:02 PM.

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Hi,
    In order to make your post more complete, perhaps you could include:

    1)The manufacturer & chipset of your card, so that others who don't have the exact computer but have the same chipset can use this.

    2) Maybe a link to your second step, theres several guides on how to install ndiswrapper--however some of them include more steps or different procedures than others--it would be best if you linked or listed the steps you used.

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Quote Originally Posted by Corrupt3d View Post
    Hi,
    In order to make your post more complete, perhaps you could include:

    1)The manufacturer & chipset of your card, so that others who don't have the exact computer but have the same chipset can use this.

    2) Maybe a link to your second step, theres several guides on how to install ndiswrapper--however some of them include more steps or different procedures than others--it would be best if you linked or listed the steps you used.
    THanks for the reply yeah that will be good.

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    I just used your suggested fix and it got my Broadcom BCM4318 wireless network card working under Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) as well. I was having a horrible time getting the card working until I found your help. Thanks a bunch; I can breathe again!

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Quote Originally Posted by Don9307 View Post
    I just used your suggested fix and it got my Broadcom BCM4318 wireless network card working under Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) as well. I was having a horrible time getting the card working until I found your help. Thanks a bunch; I can breathe again!
    Thanks for informing it worked in Intrepid buddy. Glad it worked for you. Cheers.

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Thank you so much! I was setting up a laptop for someone and this solution worked perfectly!
    -Flakeparadigm

    "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Except for segmentation faults, i really freaking hate those"

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Quote Originally Posted by flakeparadigm View Post
    Thank you so much! I was setting up a laptop for someone and this solution worked perfectly!
    your welcome sir.

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Please help i am very new to this linux thing and only installed it today

    i have a hp nx6325 and i think i installed the ndiswrapper but i don't know where it is to startup to go to the next stage of your help......

    please help me

    edited.....

    somehow i got the wlan button working without using the ndiswrapper. now i can see wifi connections available but i can't access mine because there doesn't appear to be the option available for my mac address filtering or wep-open 8 digit password???
    Last edited by ormingtrude; December 29th, 2009 at 01:27 PM.

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    Re: Installing ndiswrapper on Hp nx6325,Ubuntu 8.04 hardy

    Just to say several years on from the original posting I have just tried this advice. I now have Ubuntu 11.10 installed, and, hey, it worked for me!!! I found an alternative approach to step 2: In 'Dash' I searched for 'ndis' and was offered 'Windows Wireless Drivers'. I ran that and I was able to install the driver directly from the original CD after navigating through the CD file structure to find bcmwl5.inf. Then I followed (both) steps 3, followed by 4 and 5 - and I achieved immediate success! Thanks very much for the tips.

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