From: Johan Brannlund <johan_brn@ya...> - 2005-08-09 05:29:12
Thanks to James Shatto and Jonathan Berry, I managed to get the driver
working on my Compaq nx6125. The steps I took were:
1. Download the 64-bit Broadcom driver from
and unzip the archive.
2. Convert the .inf file from UTF-16 to UTF-8 with "iconv --from-code
UTF-16 --to-code UTF-8 <netbc564.inf >netbc564_2.inf"
3. Add the line
%BCM430G_HP_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XG,
to the [BROADCOM.NTamd64] section of netbc564_2.inf .
4. Install the driver with "ndiswrapper -i netbc564_2.inf"
5. Do "modprobe ndiswrapper"
6. Watch the wlan0 interface appear when I run ifconfig.
Thanks for your help, guys!
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Instead of editing the INF file, one could create an alias for the
required PCI ID with '-d' option of ndiswrapper; in your case, e.g.,
you could've installed the driver (with UTF-16) first with
ndiswrapper -i netbc564.inf
and then execute
ndiswrapper -d 14E4:4324 netbc564