First of all, the card works GREAT under ndiswrapper except for this
small issue. I've got a brand new Gateway m350X with a builtin
(!PCMCIA) broadcom wireless card with the 4320 chipset. I'm
running Gentoo 1.4, but I've also tried suse 9.0. This issue shows
up under the 2.4.23 kernel with ndiswrapper v0.3, the 2.4.24
kernel with ndsiwrapper v0.4, and the 2.6.2 kernel with
ndiswrapper v0.4. Bear with me on this one, it's really
I also have a Gateway solo 9100 that has a dlink dwl-650+ in it,
which uses the acx100 chipset. I'm using the driver from
sourceforge for it. After I insmod ndiswrapper and call
loadndisdriver 14e4 4320 .../bcmwl5.sys .../bcmwl5.inf, the card
shows up with iwconfig as wlan0, or eth0 with previous versions of
ndiswrapper. iwconfig wlan0 essid <any |="" linksys=""> and iwconfig
wlan0 mode managed both go fine. ifconfig wlan0 up yields exactly
what you would expect; the device is up with no IP. Here's where
the problem shows itself. dhcpcd -t 10 wlan0 fails consistently as
long as the wireless card in the other laptop is connected.
Immediately upon downing that card the broadcom picks up and IP
address and all is good. At that point if I bring the other card
online all is well until I have to reboot.
BTW, I do apologize for being so verbose, but I don't want you to
be lacking for information.
All that being said, I'm a fairly experienced coder. Though I know
nothing about developing device drivers, I'll be more than happy to
help any way I can.