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Karl Larsen wrote:
> John W. Linville wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 02:22:39PM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
>>  
>>> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 07:57:01AM -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
>>>    
>>>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>>
>>>>      
>>>>>>             
>>>>> Hi Mark. I am writing a paper about getting WiFi to work on Linux. Are
>>>>> you certain there is no Linux software package for your laptop. Do you
>>>>> know who made the WiFi hardware in your laptop? Have you been to
>>>>> the web
>>>>> page with all the data?
>>>>>
>>>>> Karl
>>>>>
>>>>>         
>>>> When I last looked (a year ago maybe) it was not supported.  It's a
>>>> broadcom card (4306), which, at the time, was supported 32-bit, but not
>>>> 64-bit, which is what I have.  That's why I asked about ndiswrapper,
>>>> it's the only method I was aware of at the time that would work with
>>>> this card and 64-bit.
>>>>       
>>> Huh?
>>>
>>> Try it again...
>>>     
>>
>> Perhaps this was too terse -- I apologize.
>>
>> The 4306 part should be well supported on all platforms with either
>> the new (default in F-7) or old bcm43xx drivers.  Be sure to extract
>> the firmware.  I suggest running bcm43xx-fwcutter on the wl.o file
>> from here:
>>
>>     http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
>>
>> Be sure to either reboot or 'modprobe -r bcm43xx-mac80211 ; modprobe
>> bcm43xx-mac80211' after extracting the firmware.  I would be very
>> surprised if your 4306 did not work afterwards.
>>
>> John
>>   
> Hi John, are you sure this will all run on a 64 bit kernel and computer?
> 
> Karl
> 

I've had the same thought, I initially was told it would NOT run 64-bit.
 But I'm gonna give it a shot and see how it flies.


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Mark Haney
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