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Enabling WiFi in Fedora 9 HP 6515b using Ndiswrapper

May 16, 2008 1 comment

1) You got  to have GCC 4+ and MAKE installed in your system to compile Ndiswrapper(get them from dvd)

2)in terminal go to the directory containig ndiswrapper tarball package (type following commands as super user -> su or sudo -i

3)make

4)make install

5)See COMMON STEPS

Alternate:

1) If you got the live cd be prepared to download and install gcc from internet ( connect to friends comp)

or download and install the packages:

binutils
gcc
kernel-headers
dkms
glibc-devel
libgomp
dkms-ndiswrapper
glibc-headers
kernel-devel
make

COMMON STEPS

1)/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf (this is the win xp driver obtain it from windows installation or setup given by hp)

2)use “/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -m”

3)use “/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -mi”

4)use “/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -ma”

5)gedit “/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist”

add following lines ->

blacklist b43

blacklist ssb

3)Reboot and see if the wifi networks are shown if not use “/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper”

and add the same line to /etc/rc.local

IF THE ABOVE STEPS DON’T WORK PLEASE TELL ME THE EXACT PROBLEM.

PEOPLE WITH OTHER WIRELESS CARDS TRY SAM PROCCEDURE WITH DIFFERENT DRIVER (MAKE SURE YOU ARE INSTALLING THE WIRELESS CARD DRIVER AND NOT THE CONTROLLER DRIVER)

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