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Re: FC10 and NDISwrapper

On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 10:30:13AM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Jerry Feldman wrote:
> >Rather than screw with NDISWrapper, are you using a BroadCom NIC?
> >There is a native Broadcom driver in F10, but you need to load the 
> >firmware. There is a utility called b43-fwcutter you would use to do 
> >this from the Windows driver. In any case, it might be better for you to 
> >describe your wireless chip and Dell model. Note that NDISWrapper is 
> >bith a driver (ndiswrapper.ko) as well as a command.  But, in the case 
> >of Broadcom, it will conflict with the native driver.
> >
> Where do you D/L the firmware? Or even find the name of the firmware file 
> to try and dig it out of Windows? The wireless web site has numbers for the 
> firmware, but they haven't matched any filenames for most of the laptops 
> I've used.

The instructions seem fairly clear here:




P.S.  Note that you don't "dig it out of Windows", and that the
firmware to use does not depend on either your host CPU or the exact
wireless hardware.  Instead it depends on the kernel version and the
driver in use (i.e. b43 vs b43legacy).
John W. Linville		Linux should be at the core
linville redhat com			of your literate lifestyle.

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