Install BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI Ubuntu 7.10

This is howto install driver “BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI” in my notebook, Compaq Presario V3422TU (V3000 Series)

  1. First step, you must uninstall ndiswrapper & bcm43xx-fwcutter
  2. sudo apt-get remove ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    sudo apt-get remove bcm43xx-fwcutter

  3. Add bcm43xx to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file
  4. sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    add this line “blacklist bcm43xx” (without “”)

  5. Reboot
  6. Download driver for BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI here ( if this link expire or not found, you can contact me 🙂 )
  7. tar -xzvf WLANBroadcom.tar.gz
    move the folder WLANBroadcom to your home directory
    mv WLANBroadcom/ /home/yourname/

  8. Install ndiswrapper from source :
  9. sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
    sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-`uname -r` /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
    mkdir -p ~/bcm43xx/ndiswrapper
    cd ~/bcm43xx/ndiswrapper
    sudo wget
    tar xvzf ndiswrapper-1.49.tar.gz
    cd ndiswrapper*
    make distclean
    sudo make install

  10. Install windows driver (BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI) with ndiswrapper
  11. cd /home/yourname/WLANBroadcom/
    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    ndiswrapper -l

    sudo vim /etc/modules
    add this line “ndiswrapper” (without “”)

    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    sudo ndiswrapper -m

  12. Reboot

Reference here

Update :

Recommended using the ndiswrapper newest version 🙂

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