You shouldn’t have to use the ifconfig because installing the drivers typically enables the lan which is what the ifconfig is attempting to do. Message 6 of 12 7, Views. One does not build a new kernel, but one needs the kernel source. Alright, run the following in the terminal and post the results: This sets up my wireless device wlan0 , and the pilot light for the wireless card comes on, showing that it senses a wireless access point. I just want to say a big thanks to you for sharing this.

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NdisWrapper – Debian Wiki

The router is in DHCP mode. If they are in another folder, use the change directory “cd” command to navigate there. For info Now, install the program bcm43xx-fwcutter is you don’t have it sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter To continue, we need the file BCMWL5.

Is there any kind soul out there who might send me bcmwl5. So, I got the Windows driver from my Windows partition, c: If you already have ndiswrapper installed, cd to bcmal5 directory with your drivers and then run the ndiswrapper install: It lists many models of wireless devices that are usable with NDISwrapper and the driver that works best.


I checked by typing. Or do you have a reason to stick to the old driver like that you did have bcm43xx module, but no b43?

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But now they’ve put wifi modules in the Debian kernel, I suppose. Thank you so much. When removing the bcmwl5 driver, you don’t use the. The drivers did not install.

Not bad for a Linux Newbie. In my case, these were the files bcmwl5.

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Thank you, kind soul! This is the howto: I obtained the package from the ndiswrapper home page. Vcmwl5 you can check if your card is sniffing some routers.

Linux – Wireless Networking Lknux forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux. Are you able to see any APs? Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. I’ve never bothered with fwcutter since it seemed as involved as ndiswrapper, and now I am used to it. The first place you should check is the NDISwrapper wiki.

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Message 1 of 12 7, Views. EXE Extract its contents: Here is the site anyway: The time now is This driver wrapper is only available for use on the x86 and x architectures Debian i and AMD64 ports respectively. Console commands will begin with for clarity on commands and text. You shouldn’t have to use the ifconfig because installing the drivers typically enables the lan which is what the ifconfig is attempting to do. Installed bcm43x-fwcutter fine, copied bcmwl5.

You are required to provide the appropriate driver for your device. These codes are an alternative to ndiswrapper which didn’t work for oinux. Don’t type the of course.