domingo, 8 de julio de 2007

HowTo: Configure Broadcom 4318 in Ubuntu 7.04

I'm gonna tell you how I did to get my broadcom wireless to work in ubuntu 7.04, I got some problems with the others ubuntu, but with this one it was a peace of cake. I use ndiswrapper to do it.

The first thing you should do is to blacklist the native driver bcm43xx, to do this you just have to write in a console this:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

  • Add this line to the file:
blacklist bcm43xx

  • The we add in a console:

sudo rmmod bcm43xx

Right now we should install ndiswrapper and it's utils, we have two ways of doing this:

Visual way:
  • Open Sinaptic from Sistem/Administration/Sinaptic
  • And select the next packages:
    • ndiswrapper-common
    • ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (Probably the other utils are already installed, but we need this one)

  • Click on apply and you are done

With console:

  • Write this in a console:
    • sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
  • Then push ENTER
After that we should download the drivers from broadcom, here you have the link.

In a console we add:

sudo ndiswrapper -i /directory where your drivers are/bcmwl5.inf

Then:

sudo ndiswrapper -l

Now we should make ndiswrapper execute himself whenever ubuntu logs in
sudo gedit /etc/modules

Finally we add:

ndiswrapper

Thats all for this, any question just tell me.

Thanks to http://ubuntuforums.org, because some of this tutorial is theirs.

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