However, I later found that the first file, the driver, didn’t seem to work. Unless the access point uses encryption. Anyway post the result of ‘lspci’, the ‘Network controller’ line and let’s have a check. Are you able to see any APs? I checked by typing. Et Voila I hope I could help somebody with this.

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Not bad for a Linux Newbie. I am running ubuntu 7.

If you already have ndiswrapper installed, cd to the directory with your drivers and then run the ndiswrapper install: This page assumes use of a wireless LAN device. Message 5 of 12 7, Views. You should also be able to double check that wireless is enabled there as well. Remember the iwconfig command issued above On success, you should receive a list of active routers in your neighborhood.

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I typed those commands exactly, but no changes in the network manager. EXE Extract its contents: How to install it?

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These require the use of utilities such bckwl5 unshield or orange to extract the contents within. Et Voila I hope I could help somebody with this.

This is the howto: And have you tried ndiswrapper? Join our community today! Or do bcmwo5 have a reason to stick to the old driver like that you did have bcm43xx module, but no b43?

Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Message 7 of 12 5, Views. In my case, these were the files bcmwl5.

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Installed bcm43x-fwcutter fine, copied bcmwl5. Message 10 of 12 5, Views. You can see the result by typing. To check it’s status: NdisWrapper last modified If i right click i see “enable networking” checked “enable wireless” checked as well. Install the relevant NDIS driver for your device.

Maybe the earlier versions shipped with the Broadcom driver, but I know for sure that v4. Module Installation Install the relevant linux-headers, ndiswrapper-utils Is there any other information you need, or any other commands i need to enter? I wish Linksys would provide Linux support or release a better driver for the RaLink RT61 chipset because ndiswrapper doesn’t seem to support it It lists many models of wireless devices that are usable bcmw,5 NDISwrapper and the driver that works best.


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You can supposedly download the correct driver files from the ndiswrapper site. If you need to reset your password, click here. Message 4 of 12 7, Views. The first place you should check is the NDISwrapper wiki.