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A friend bought an asus wl-128gv2 wireless pci card using the bcm4318 chipset. I prefer using ndiswrapper so I installed the windows drivers, got the card detected but scan returns ...
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    A friend bought an asus wl-128gv2 wireless pci card using the bcm4318 chipset. I prefer using ndiswrapper so I installed the windows drivers, got the card detected but scan returns no networks even thought there are networks in the area.
    Any possible solutions??
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    I really would suggest using the Linux b43 driver. it works great and gives the wireless more flexibility. One thing that b43 can do, is control a wireless on/off switch (aka rfkill). I don't believe NDISwrapper can do that.

    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

    One other thing is to blacklist the Linux driver, so that you can use NDISwrapper.
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    Well, I already blacklisted b43 and ssb modules. The wireless seems to be working, but it doesn't detect the networks. It might be drivers problem. I 'll try b43 and let you know.
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    Have you tried iwlist?
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    Usage: iwlist [interface] scanning



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    Quote Originally Posted by valemon View Post
    Well, I already blacklisted b43 and ssb modules. The wireless seems to be working, but it doesn't detect the networks. It might be drivers problem. I 'll try b43 and let you know.
    Thanks
    If you were using the b43 driver, that would be the symptom of not having installed the firmware for the card.

    By the way, If you try the b43 driver, don't forget to install the firmware.
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    ok, its up and running. The antenna was a bit loose, moved the pc, I also had to select "user controlled with NetworkManager" in yast cause knetworkmanager was not working. Everything cool now ;p
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