I configured a WPC54G v 3.1 which uses Broadcom Corporation BCM4318
[AirForce One 54g] with ndiswrapper and bcmwl5.inf driver.
The link is done, and the card detect the correct essid with a iwlist
However, when I type iwconfig, the ESSID information stays at "off/any".
When I enter my correct essid :
iwconfig eth1 essid WANADOO-DD3C
I got no error, but, after a new iwconfig, the change is not done.
With a modification of the interface file, same result.
Thanks for help,
From: James Shatto <S<hadow_7@ea...> - 2007-06-22 15:04:57
> I configured a WPC54G v 3.1 which uses Broadcom Corporation BCM4318
> [AirForce One 54g] with ndiswrapper and bcmwl5.inf driver.
> The link is done, and the card detect the correct essid with a iwlist
> eth1 scan.
> However, when I type iwconfig, the ESSID information stays at "off/any".
You might try a different version of the bcmwl5 drivers. Or the bcm43xx wireless driver. If there's a power button for the card like on my laptop, you might try pushing it so the light comes on (if there is a light). It's a blue led button on this laptop, but it is an Fn+(radio tower) button on others. When I push it, I have to rmmod and modprobe the ndiswrapper drivers again before doing the configuration.
The 4318 is a troublesome chipset. It may or may not work with the bcm43xx drivers. But should work with ndiswrapper. Additional information would probably help, or not. kernel version? ndiswrapper version? lspci -n vender:device numbers. lspci -v descriptions. yadda yadda yadda
These are my specs:
lspci -n: 06:02.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
lspci -v: 06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
bcmwl5: version 126.96.36.199 circa 10/12/2006 (from sp34152.exe)
bcmwl5(old): version 188.8.131.52 circa 7/17/2003 (original XP media edition)
(both versions worked iirc, 32bit system)
Your system may vary. cabextract can be used to extract the files from the .exe driver package. $ cabextract sp34152.exe