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Hello. I have been trying to get wireless working on my laptop for about a week now. like alot of people I guess, I am not able to get it ...
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    BCM4318/HPZV6000/Suse10/Wireless issue


    Hello. I have been trying to get wireless working on my laptop for about a week now. like alot of people I guess, I am not able to get it working.

    I was able to get ndiswrapper successfully installed, but when I added it to modprobe, it didnt seem to like that. Here is what I am getting:

    ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    b44win driver installed (alternate driver: b44)
    bcmwl5 invalid driver!

    I have tried to install different drivers, but it will not allow me to do this.

    I already did modprobe ndiswrapper as well, and I think that is why i am not able to get a new driver installed.

    How do I uninstall the drivers to start over? I dont see that in the readme or install files, and not seeing that on the ndiswrapper wiki.

    Thanks in advance !

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    update of sorts .

    I just found the /etc/ndiswrapper/ directory and removed everything there. so now I have no driver installed and can try this again.

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    another update .

    I was able to get a driver installed. when I do ndiswrapper -l it now outputs

    '
    DreadPirate:/home/swatchie/Desktop/ndis/ndiswrapper-1.30 # ndiswrapper -i b44win.inf
    installing b44win ...
    DreadPirate:/home/swatchie/Desktop/ndis/ndiswrapper-1.30 # ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    b44win driver installed (alternate driver: b44)
    DreadPirate:/home/swatchie/Desktop/ndis/ndiswrapper-1.30 # modprobe ndiswrapper
    DreadPirate:/home/swatchie/Desktop/ndis/ndiswrapper-1.30 # iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

    DreadPirate:/home/swatchie/Desktop/ndis/ndiswrapper-1.30 #

    '

    I am now starting to get frustrated again. Any input? Anyone wih the same laptop that might know a better driver?

    Thank you

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    woo hooo !

    success so far !

    I tried about 5 different drivers and finally found one that worked. now just need to setup wireless and I will be set

    I am happy now

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    Please tell me how you found the right driver I've at these for hours now.

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    I downloaded all the drivers from the ndiswrapper site for the chipset and tried them one by one till it worked. I forget which driver I used. I could never get my connection to go thru the router after I got it working. I could only surf my internal network. I havent played with this since January as well.

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    Well, I'm trying a allot divers. I running on a Compaq Presario V2000.
    The bad thing is I know that it should be "bcmwl5a.inf" but here the out put I get....

    -----------terminal-------------------------

    ndiswrapper -i /root/temp/bcmwl15.inf
    installing bcmw15...
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    Forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2

    root: ndiswrapper -l
    bcmw15 driver installed (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

    root: iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 Interface deesn't support scanning.

    root: iwconfig

    sit0 no wireless extensions.


    ----------------end terminal-------------------

    I have also tried the "bcmw15a.inf"..

    Any ideas? Do have to keep downloading and install drivers and hope one day I find one that works?

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    I think I got working....

    I google "bcm43xx suse 10.2" and found a site with a link to Suse 10.2 set up info for my card.

    Here's the link...

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Broadcom_...ion_under_SUSE

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    Man, I had the same problem with my wireless card and I now got it to work. Go the www.opensuse.org and type in ndiswrapper how to in the search box. Click on the first topoic and then click on Ndiswrapper_howto. Follow those instructions and it should work. It did for me.

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