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Re: FC10 and NDISwrapper

On 05/07/2009 01:38 PM, John W. Linville wrote:
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:


When I first used NDISWrapper on my laptoip, I downloaded the Windows .sys file directly from the HP support site for my laptop model. Later when I started using the b43-fwcutter on SuSE, I used that .sys file to cut the firmware. Currently, while I have F10 on my desktop system, I have Ubuntu on my laptop and the b43-fwcutter package seems to know where to get the firmware.

Jerry Feldman <gaf blu org>
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