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Using Wifi in Ubuntu on HP 6515b (broadcom)

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so after the install the thing that is left is the WiFi support so here it goes
first disable the bcm43xx driver
sudo rmmod bcm43xx
then black list the driver by adding “balcklist bcm43xx” in
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
then download diswrapper-utils-1.9 deb file and install it offline or if you have a LAN connection, For the next step you should have a copy of the windows driver on HDD or flash drive and type
sudo ndiswrapper -i /the location of windows driver/bcmwl5.inf
now check if driver is there or not
sudo ndiswrapper -l
you should get a output like
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

then type
sudo ndiswrapper -m
to write wlan0 to ndiswrapper, then you need to start ndiswrapper type
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
Now you just need to enable ndiswrapper to start on boot, for that add “ndiswrapper” in /etc/modules
sudo gedit /etc/modules
all done enjoy

Ankur Shrivastava

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Written by Ankur

October 8, 2007 at 11:12 pm

Posted in Linux, Ubuntu

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  1. […] work is now over you just need to install the windows driver by the method which i have described here all done now let us proceed to the xserver […]

  2. […] work is now over you just need to install the windows driver by the method which i have described here all done now let us proceed to the xserver […]

  3. i did all the things as instructed,but still it’s not working.
    actually there was no file called bcmwl5.inf,instead there was a file called bcmwl6.inf,so i used that ,but still it’s not working .
    please tell me what’s the problem.

    sam

    January 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm

  4. hey u need to have the XP driver not the Vista Driver bcmwl6 is the vista driver mate download the XP Driver it will hae bcmwl5.inf

    Ankur

    January 11, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  5. Nice info. I would try on my ubuntu, because my wifi is problem. Thanx

    Next Jimbun Punya

    March 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm


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