Wireless and the BCM43xx driver
I'm not saying I'm going to follow through on this;
But, has any survey been made to determine the easiest and most reliable (I underline and put in
bold most reliable) PCMCIA Network
Notebook card for Hardy?
If it comes to a $20 investment (on eBay), I *might take the
plunge for a better PCMCIA Network Card (802.11G)
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Larry Hartman
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:03 PM
To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions
Subject: Re: Wireless and the BCM43xx driver
On Wednesday 02 April 2008 04:17:11 pm Bill wrote:
> Thanks Larry & Jon, For your responses.
> Larry, you are right about Hardy automatically deciding on the
> Force One).* I know I never installed this driver.
> I did use the ndiswrapper with bcmwml5.inf back with Gusty.
> But my Hardy readings say, (because of all the troubles) the
powers that be
> had depreciated the bcm43xx & bcmwml5 for a b43 or b43legency
> even read one solution that said to install both the b43 and the
> drivers and the OS would decide for itself which one to use.
> Anyway, I would really like to just remove the bcm43xx (air force
> stuff before adding the b43/b43legency solution.
> Curiously, when I tried; rmmod BCM43xx or rmmod BCM4318; The
> ERROR: Module BCM4318 does not exist in /proc/modules
> OK, so why is it showing with a 'lshw -class network' command?
That commands polls the actual hardware plus the device drivers
run it.* Here is mine, note last three lines where ndiswrapper is
****** description: Wireless interface
****** product: BCM4318 [AirForce One
54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
****** vendor: Broadcom Corporation
****** physical id: 2
****** bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
****** logical name: eth1
****** version: 02
****** serial: 00:14:a5:25:7d:6f
****** width: 32 bits
****** clock: 33MHz
****** capabilities: bus_master ethernet
****** configuration: broadcast=yes
driverversion=1.45+Broadcom,12/22/2004, 3.100. ip=192.168.1.11
link=yes module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
I do not have Hardy loaded yet, looks like folks have to reinvent the
get bcm4318 to work.* I did a quick search for this on forums and
with two threads it seems folks are pointing to....first two are
getting ndiswrapper to work, third is using fwcutter.* I can not
validity of solutions reported here, only offering them to help.
Guess I have something to not look forward to (again) in a couple of
when Hardy is officially released.* Hopefully some of these issues
resolved and solutions solidified by then.* I seconded a rquest to
Compwiz (wicd creator) update the bcm4318 how-to for Hardy.* This
thread is typically very active and I would keep an eye on it as
the best place for a stable solution as people sort out what works and
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