Posted by: anomsuratno | April 24, 2008

BCM43xx Ndiswrapper in Hardy

First before you start installing ndiswrapper you need to blacklist b43 modules by editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
$ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
password:

then add:

blacklist b43 (you can put it under blacklist bcm43xx

save and quit gedit.

The second step is to install ndiswrapper
From Applications – Add/Remove
search for ndiswrapper

It will automatically install ndiswrapper with its dependency

Third: copy the bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys to your home folder and fire up terminal/konsole

change to the directory where you put the two files:
$ cd bcm43
$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

check if the driver is installed by giving command:
$ sudo ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

Fourth: Edit rc.local

$ sudo gedit /etc/rc.local
add the following lines:
rmmod ssb
rmmod ndiswrapper
modprobe ndiswrapper
modprobe ssb

Fifth : Reboot your computer and setup your wireless network


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