How do you get ndiswrapper or Linux to "see" the Linksys wireless card?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by The Etobian, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. The Etobian

    The Etobian Guest

    I have Mandrake 10.0 and the Linksys WMPG54G PCI card.

    I installed ndiswrapper and then typed:

    ndiswrapper -i {path}/linksys/bcmwl5.inf

    ndiswrapper -l reports:

    - Can't use string (**) as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use at
    line 324, <L52> line 1

    So I typed ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5, rebooted to XP, downloaded the
    bcmwl5.inf driver from Broadcom, and then typed:

    ndiswrapper -i {path}/broadcom/bcmwl5.inf

    ndiswrapper -l reports:

    Installed ndis drivers:

    But the word "present" is not there. I know the card is present and
    works because it works in XP.

    {I also tried the broadcom bcmwl5a.inf driver as someone suggested,
    but I get a similar error as with the Linksys-supplied driver.}

    I need to get past this step before I can do the rest of the setup.
    What am I missing?

    The Etobian, Jul 3, 2004
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