the problem may be, that your notebook have a wireless-button. Download
and install acer_acpi and activate wlan by typing:
acho "enabled : 1" > /proc/acpi/acer/wireless
> excuse me for my poor english.
> I recently bought an Asus ZT32 laptop based on an amd64 processor. Its
> is shipped with an BCM4318 wifi card. I have installed ubuntu drapper
> drake on it. I have tried to configured the wifi card according to
> tutorials found on the ubuntu wiki and on the web in general, but, even
> with the help of the french ubuntu mailing list, did not get it working.
> 0000:03:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce
> One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
> I have read that this card is not supported by the bcm43xx driver, so
> blacklisted it and tried to use ndiswrapper with a 64 driver.
> $ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
> # knock out the default broadcom driver that doesn't work
> blacklist bcm43xx
> $ ndiswrapper -l
> Installed ndis drivers:
> bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present
> First thing strange, dmesg talks about wlan0 but there is no such device
> available in iwconfig :
> $ dmesg
> [ 43.693382] ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=yes)
> [ 43.742033] ndiswrapper (load_pe_images:571): fixing
> KI_USER_SHARED_DATA address in the driver
> [ 43.743627] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,02/11/2005,
> 188.8.131.52) loaded
> [ 43.743912] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:03.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI
> 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
> [ 43.751897] ndiswrapper: using irq 11
> [ 45.009914] wlan0: vendor: ''
> [ 45.032696] wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:17:31:30:08:7c
> using driver bcmwl5, 14E4:4318.5.conf
> [ 45.054604] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA,
> WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
> $ iwconfig
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth1 no wireless extensions.
> sit0 no wireless extensions.
> eth0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point:
> Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
> RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> So I used eth0 instead of wlan0 and changed /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
> like this :
> cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
> #alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
> alias eth0 ndiswrapper
> That did not change the output of dmesg....
> Well this is what I can say :
> - i can't set essid. (iwconfig eth0 essid ... has no effect)
> - using iwconfig eth0 ndis_reset says :
> # iwconfig eth0 ndis_reset
> Error : unrecognised wireless request "ndis_reset"
> - i have put noapic/nolapic
> Here is my /etc/network/interfaces :
> iface eth0 inet static
> address 192.168.0.10
> netmask 255.255.255.0
> gateway 192.168.0.254
> network 192.168.0.0
> rate 11M
> wireless-essid reseauWifi
> wireless-mode Managed
> wireless-channel 11
> wireless-keymode restricted
> wireless-key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
> This is correct, i use it on my another laptop without any problem. The
> card works well under windows..
> Is there anybody that can help me ?
> Helfer Thomas
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