[CentOS-docs] Wiki - Wireless Network with ndiswrapper

Thu Jan 1 04:28:06 UTC 2009
robert pierson <roberthpierson at yahoo.com>

Not being particularly saavy I was not able to get ndiswrapper working with the generic instructions provided and went to a few other sites to cobble the information together to get the wireless magic to work...  Though I suppose it probably makes sense not to get too detailed and then clutter up the wiki with misc. mumbo jumbo.  

Here was the draft I created - 


For the Dell D830 with the Dell
Wireless 1390/1395 cards that are recognized (using lspci -vnn) as
Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controllers.

The B43 driver and fwcutter application
will not work.  You may find ndiswrapper more suitable.

yum install wine
yum install ndiswrapper

(1) mkdir /ndiswrapper_drivers
cd /ndiswrapper_drivers
(3) wget

(4) wine R174291.exe
(5) Specify the location where it is
going to be installed preferrably /ndiswrapper_drivers
(6) cd
(7) Assuming that you have already ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
(8) ndiswrapper -l (to
check if its installed)
you should get an output similar to
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4315) present
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
(10) now i suggest you restart you
(12) And then you can enable NetworkManager to use it.

--- On Wed, 12/31/08, Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org> wrote:
From: Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>
Subject: Re: [CentOS-docs] Wiki - Wireless Network with ndiswrapper
To: "Mail list for wiki articles" <centos-docs at centos.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 7:12 PM

On Wed, 31 Dec 2008, robert pierson wrote:

> I have created my own documentation to get the wireless adapters on my
laptops to work with ndiswrapper.  It might be useful to have this posted to
the Network section of the How To or Tips and Tricks...

I tried to bring together all wireless solutions/issues here:


Admittedly, this page could use some help (and an addition for the newer
iwlwifi and iwlagn drivers in CentOS 5.3 when it arrives).

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