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    Broadcom AirForce 54g on Fedora 5 x86


    What can I do to get it working?

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    First you need to install ndiswrapper. This allows you to use the windows drivers for your card on your linux box.

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    When I try installing, I get this:

    root@kim:~/ndiswrapper-1.34# make54_FC5# cd ~
    make -C driver ndis*
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/ndiswrapper-1.34/driver'
    Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build;
    give the path to kernel build directory with
    KBUILD=<path> argument to make
    make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/ndiswrapper-1.34/driver'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    root@kim:~/ndiswrapper-1.34#

    Looks like I need kernel headers. Is that right?
    (I'm downloading them right now)

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    OK, well, successfully installed kernel headers.

    Still a problem; Fedora isn't (or can't) find my wireless card, even with ndiswrapper installed and a driver installed thru ndiswrapper

    lspci finds the card:
    Code:
    ...
    05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    ...
    but iwconfig just prints:
    Code:
    root@kim:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.

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    "modprobe ndiswrapper" maybe?
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    Already done, as per instructions. :/

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