You don’t need to use ndiswrapper to load the correct linux driver for your broadcom card. Broadcom Corporation BCM At this point, you simply need to select the wireless network and provide any authentication credentials required to connect. Partially solved-broadcom b43 no mac phy0 error-broadcom. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. After rebooting, got the above. I just added them to the German version of the Mandriva-Wiki-article.

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Broadcom Corporation BCM If this is a dual-boot system, simply navigate to where the Windows partition is mounted and search there.

I’m discouraged that this didn’t work “out of box”. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you braodcom in. I decided to replace it with The time now is The alternatives are the kernel b43 driver, and using Ndiswrapper with the Windows driver.

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The best way to find the driver is to boot into Windows and determine the name of the driver by visiting the Mandtivia Manager from the System option in the Windows Control Panel. Thanks for the info.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience mandrivka a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Some of the command-line tools used to configure the wireless interfaces, while somewhat brutal for the uninitiated, remain good informational tools.


I like Unix and appreciate the “turnkey” ease of use of Ubuntu, and when something breaks as badly as this and in as time consuming a manner, it’s frustrating. BB code is On.

For more maandrivia trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

The alternatives The alternatives are the kernel b43 driver, and using Ndiswrapper with the Windows driver.

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Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux Shortly before the release of Mandriva LinuxBroadcom released a proprietary driver for their widely used but somewhat troublesome on Linux wireless adapters. That also provides a neat excuse to write about using the driver on If you need to reset your password, click here. Wireless Newtork – B43 Broadcom.

The tool provided in Mandriva Linux Both of these are somewhat problematic, though. Finally, reboot the system, and run the Mandriva network configuration tool, drakconnect. In order to proceed, MCC will ask for the Windows driver. At this stage, MCC will give you the option of using ndiswrapper as well.


Join Date Aug Beans 2. The tool, drakconnectworks very well and supports the configuration of most wireless network cards thrown at it.

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Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux

They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. You can also perform the installation of the driver completely via ndiswrapper, which may be useful for distributions mandeivia don’t have the nice management interface that Mandriva does. Find More Posts by shinga I have been looking all over to get certain broadcom wireless network cards working in Mandriva, then I found this link. This will give you the name of the Windows driver, although this is not the file you want to use you will see something like BCMWL6.

Then install the dkms-broadcom-wl file. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.