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Using Ndiswrapper with proprietary wireless drivers
First of all, my network card is a Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN pci card built-in in my laptop P4 Compaq Presario 2568. I didn't found Linux kernel drivers for it, so I used the drivers of my WinXP installation.
What I needed to have it working was basically:
- Install the package WirelessTools
- Get the Win drivers for the wireless device and the .inf file correspondent
- Install the ndiswrapper program
- Use ndiswrapper to install the driver. This is the easy part, just run:
ndiswrapper -i DRIVER.inf ndiswrapper -m
- Use WirelessTools to configure the interface and to find an wireless network available
- Use ifconfig to open the interface and DHCP to configure the connection.
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