On Sunday 16 April 2006 19:20, Claude Jones wrote: >On Sun April 16 2006 5:30 pm, Gene Heskett wrote: >> According to lspci, this box has a Broadcom BCM4318 802-11g radio in >> it. > >I can't help you very specifically, but, I do have an HP Pavillion, a > ZX5000; lspci says I have the Broadcom 4306; >running PCLINUXOS, I have the wireless working perfectly with > NDISwrapper; a month or so back, I installed MEPIS on that machine, > and it booted up with the wireless just working - on investigation, I > discovered that it had found the Broadcom, installed NDISwrapper, and > the Windows driver, all on its own! > >I would suggest looking at NDISwrapper - you might just get your > Broadcom going with that - by the way, after much experimentation in > PCLINUXOS, I concluded that the various drivers available on the net > were inferior to the ones that were installed in my Windows partition > - if you read around, you'll see warnings that the installed Windows > drivers are not always the most desirable, but in my case they were. > Sorry I can't give you specific info re: NDISwrapper and FC5, but > maybe this will help... Ok, I've located an access point and tested it under Xp and it works just fine I've downloaded the ndiswrapper-1.13 tarball, and unpacked it. It needs the kernel includes. Got those and installed, so ndiswrapper did a make and make install, apparently ok. Reading thru the list of drivers to try in the wiki at srcforge, I took it that the driver described in section B, entry 48 might be the right one as it was apparently working fine for a gentoo 32 bit linux install. So I downloaded it, but nothing happens when I tap, or dbl-tap on the SP30676.exe file. Even in mc, which I thought could unpack anything. Next? Surely there is a way to extract it and get the driver and .inf file that ndiswrapper wants as an argument? >Claude Jones >Bluemont, VA, USA -- Cheers, Gene People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word 'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's stupid bounce rules. I do use spamassassin too. :-) Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.