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Re: Wireless not working at all.

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:43

^Perhaps the SL wiki article Using Broadcom wireless and ndiswrapper w/Sabayon miniEd might help you, Ocean. I know it's different hardware, but it shows how to use NDISwrapper.
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Re: Wireless not working at all.

Postby Ocean » Mon Jan 18, 2010 14:21

Fitzcarraldo wrote:^Perhaps the SL wiki article Using Broadcom wireless and ndiswrapper w/Sabayon miniEd might help you, Ocean. I know it's different hardware, but it shows how to use NDISwrapper.


Thank you for trying to help, although it didn't work. But I have included everything I just tried in the terminal, so someone can determine if somethings wrong, or I'm doing something wrong. Any help appreciated again, thanks.

[email protected] ~/wireless $ su
Password:
DanthePC wireless # modprobe -r ssb
FATAL: Module ssb is in use.
DanthePC wireless # modprobe -r b43
DanthePC wireless # rmmod bcmwl5.inf
ERROR: Module bcmwl5 does not exist in /proc/modules
DanthePC wireless # rmmod bcm43wl5
DanthePC wireless # ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
DanthePC wireless # ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
DanthePC wireless # rmmod bcm43wl5
ERROR: Module bcm43wl5 does not exist in /proc/modules
DanthePC wireless # ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
driver bcmwl5 is already installed
DanthePC wireless # ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
DanthePC wireless # ndiswrapper -da
install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper

usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
-i inffile install driver described by 'inffile'
-a devid driver use installed 'driver' for 'devid' (dangerous)
-r driver remove 'driver'
-l list installed drivers
-m write configuration for modprobe
-ma write module alias configuration for all devices
-mi write module install configuration for all devices
-v report version information

where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX,
as reported by 'lspci -n' or 'lsusb' for the card
DanthePC wireless # modprobe ndiswrapper
DanthePC wireless # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

DanthePC wireless # echo blacklist ssb >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
DanthePC wireless # echo blacklist b43 >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
DanthePC wireless # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

DanthePC wireless #
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Re: Wireless not working at all.

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 17:59

If you have the BCM4312 wireless controller then here's the procedure used by another SL user to configure NDISwrapper: Wireless Broadcom 4312 issue resolved --- Sabayon 4.2.
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Re: Wireless not working at all.

Postby Ocean » Mon Jan 18, 2010 18:18

Fitzcarraldo wrote:If you have the BCM4312 wireless controller then here's the procedure used by another SL user to configure NDISwrapper: Wireless Broadcom 4312 issue resolved --- Sabayon 4.2.


Hey man, i just saved what you said onto a notepad and booted up Sabayon, i noticed i now had wi-fi. I believe the last link you sent me fixed it. Thanks a ton! I recommend anyone having my problems with the same wireless card to view over my terminal and do the things i did in it. It seemed to work. That's again fitzcarraldo.
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