SUCCESS install the wireless for Acer Aspire 5101 laptop

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Post by ecd » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:11 am

TADA!!!!
At Last! I finally got it to work (Broadcom 4306). I'm accessing the Internet wirelessly as I type and on Mint. No security on the router/modem though...but I'll now go look at that.

My VERY sincere thanks to zolly - essetee - eohman (for starting the ball rolling) and scorp123 (especially for not flaming me after my post last night!). I was tired and I apologise for you getting the 'bad' post.

The final 'set up' that worked was a combination of stuff from two different posts: The first one from zolly at the start of this one. And, the post started by eohman...plus my own bit via this router. When I've got everything jotted down I will post and show exactly how 'we' achieved it.

Once again, thank you very much...Mint (and its team) now rocks...completely.

Regards,
Pete :lol:

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Post by ecd » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:05 pm

Here's how I finally managed to get the card working:

To set a Broadcom 4306 chipped wi-fi card up in Mint Linux:
I connected my PC to my router/modem with an Ethernet cable first, to connect to the Internet.

Ensure you have ''bcm43xx-fwcutter'' and ''wlassistant'' downloaded and installed.

To do this: System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager. You'll be asked for your password. Click ''Search'' and type the name into the box. When the program (bcm43xx-fwcutter) is found, mark it for installation, by clicking into the small box to the left of the file name. A menu appears with ''Mark for installation'' showing. Now click the large green tick to apply it (download/install).

Repeat the above for the second program (wlassistant).

Open a Terminal and type:
sudo /usr/share/bcm43xx-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh

Now download the Firmware (Driver?) from here:
http://www.essetee.be/downloads/bcm-firmware.tar.bz2

Unpack it in your home dir ( tar xjvf bcm-firmware.tar.bz2 )
Copy the files from the directory broadcom-wireless-firmware to /lib/firmware.
cd broadcom-wireless-firmware
sudo cp * /lib/firmware/

When that's done, go to: System->Administration->Windows Wireless Drivers->Install New Driver
Click Install New driver and then click the folder icon to navigate to the broadcom-wireless-firmware folder. Double click this to open it and select the ''bcmwl5.inf'' file at the bottom of the list. Install it. It appears in a window to the left and says Hardware present: No
I found this strange...but there you go.

Open a Terminal again and type:
sudo modprobe bcm43xx
sudo wlassistant
Note: If you try to run Wireless Assistant from the menu i.e. Applications->Internet-> it will ask you to run it in your Root account.

This can be sorted by:
1) System->Preferences->Menu Layout
2) click Menus: Internet (left panel)
3) right-click "Wireless Assistant" -> Properties ->
edit the field Command: gksu wlassistant
[]Run Command in a terminal = should be disabled
4) click "close"
5) click "close"
Now you can use the menu. The Terminal is not necessary anymore.

If Wireless Assistant finds your networks, then you're up and running. All you have to do is to configure your wireless card (System->Administration->Networking).

If the card fails to connect...then check your router/modem security. To test that connection is possible, turn the security off. Allow your router/modem to broadcast it's name. Do you have MAC filtering on too? Add the card's MAC to it's Whitelist.

PCI-card; MAC number is on the back of the card.

All you need to do now is sort the security out for your modem/router, I haven't got there yet. But at least your card should be working.

Most of this information was supplied via two separate posts on the Mint forum. I am indebted to:
essetee
zolly
scorp123
eohman

Without them, I really wouldn't have been able to set the wi-fi card up, thank you my friends.

Kind regards,
Pete.

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Many Thanks

Post by Peakpc » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:42 pm

After several months of banging my head against my laptop in frustration, trying other peoples recomendations and posts I found this post and followed the instructions and my compaq presario v5000 is connecting perfectly. However the Network Manager in the icon tray is saying that I am not connected is there a reason to keep that program running? could it be turned off or removed? is there a tool bar icon for wlasisstant? would removing Network Manager have any affect on plugging in the 10/100 lan? Thanks again for clear instructions for a linux newbe :D

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acer-acpi

Post by Psycho » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:04 pm

After reading all this there is one question left for me:

Is this working the same on Acer-Laptops with software-buttons? I mean, there are programs like acer-acpi and acerhk... when doing it your way i don't need thoose?

I am really tired of trying to get this broadcom sht runing :(
Apple is for working, Linux is for networking and Windows is for Solitaire.

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Acer Wi Fi

Post by gramnemo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:30 am

I have included Wi Fi only when have established system! in work live CD mode Wi Fi does not work . ACER 3000 aspire (version Wi FI 3.100.64.1 Card broadcom V1468 D0312 rev 4.1 , version driver 3.100.64.0 built : Win DDK) but it was very heavy for making, I have spent 2 days )) and I wish to notice that in work live CD mode Wi FI does not work! It can only at me as I know Linux a little! But I shall give an example has taken Mint 2.1 and Freespire that will make experiment what to work so in Freespire-KDE in live CD mode, Wi FI at once have included and Mint 2.1 was not present? Can is not present driver ?

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Post by gramnemo » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:22 pm

They are my data Acer 3000 laptop a problem with WI FI I can not find as to include help please? mint WI FI I have established but have not given any result? I shall give an example started with Live cd Linux Freespair and WI FI works well Image help to adjust please ----(
nautilus@Nautilus-laptop:~$ lspci -n
00:00.0 0600: 1039:0760 (rev 03)
00:01.0 0604: 1039:0002
00:02.0 0601: 1039:0963 (rev 25)
00:02.1 0c05: 1039:0016
00:02.5 0101: 1039:5513
00:02.6 0703: 1039:7013 (rev a0)
00:02.7 0401: 1039:7012 (rev a0)
00:03.0 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.1 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.2 0c03: 1039:7002
00:04.0 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 91)
00:06.0 0607: 104c:ac50 (rev 02)
00:0b.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
01:00.0 0300: 1039:6330
nautilus@Nautilus-laptop:~$ ) ---- Blow it out your ear.
nautilus@Nautilus-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
nautilus@Nautilus-laptop:~$

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Post by clem » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:34 am

Did you try the following drivers as recommended by mintwifi/ndiswrapper:
Card Name: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

* Ndiswrapper version: 1.21
* Chipset name: Broadcom BCM4318

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* PCIID: 03:02.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)

* Windows driver location (v6.00 rev. a): ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe This file can be extracted with cabextract and contains both 32 bits and 64 bits files. Also explanations are available here: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.html
* Works with boot noapic nolapic
* Using Mandriva Cooker x86_64 on HP ZV 6000 Sempron 3200+
Card: Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] in HP Compaq nx6125 AMD Turion 64 notebook

* Chipset: Broadcom BCM4318 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
* PCIID: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
* Driver: 32-bit driver version 3.100.64.0 from HP support page (download ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp30501-31000/SP30676.exe)
* Other: 32-bit Gentoo Linux system with ndiswrapper 1.5 and Linux Kernel 2.6.14.2. I used the files bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys.
Card: Broadcom BCM94318 built-in on Compaq Presario V2311US (V2000Z) Turion64

* Chipset: Broadcom BCM4318 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
* pciid: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
* Driver: Works in 64-bit mode with bcmwl5.inf (with BCMWL564.SYS) in WL_T60H906(8.0.10.0,XP64_logo) obtained from Acer at ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/ferrari_4000/driver/winxp64bit/80211g.zip
* Other: Fedora Core 3 x86_64 on kernel 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 and ndiswrapper-1.2-0.lvn.3.3.rpm. Please note, does NOT work with netbc564.inf from Linuxant web site as of 8/22/05, so use the drivers from the Acer website above. Official product webpage: [64]
Card: Broadcom BCM4318 installed in a Gateway 7510GX

* Chipset: Broadcom BCM4318 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
* pciid: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
* Driver: 64-bit Driver from http://csd.acer.com.tw/SI/Download2.nsf ... 80211g.rar
* Other: This is the only driver I could get to work with the AMD Athlon 64 mobile processor that comes with the Gateway 7510GX using Suse 9.3 Pro. Unpack the .rar, and a ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf and you are set to go!
Card Name: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

* Ndiswrapper version: 1.23-1 from Debian etch repository
* Chipset name: Broadcom BCM4318
* PCIID: 02:05.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
* Windows driver location: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe; I extract this file with wine and contains both 32 bits and 64 bits files; I used bcmwl5.inf, bcmwl564.sys, bcm43xx64.cat
* Works with noapic nolapic kernel parameters and acer_acpi-0.3 drv (other kernel param.s used: someone says kernel like mine dont needs ec_burst=1 param. 2 get the battery to display information; pci=assign-busses used 4 card reader: dont works yet because of Texas Instr. chip)
* Other: 2 auto at boot add (1 x line) 'ndiswrapper', 'acer_acpi' at /etc/modules & add (1 x line too) at /etc/network/interfaces wlan section 'pre-up echo "enabled: 1" >/proc/acpi/acer/wireless', 'post-up sleep 1; iwconfig wlan0 essid xxxxx # xxxxx=YourLanID', 'down echo "enabled: 0" >/proc/acpi/acer/wireless' 4 easy On/Off with ifup/ifdown commands (sleep done 2 wait radio On, obvj, dont forget 'auto' in ur wlan sect.)
* Using Debian etch 2.6.16-2-amd64-k8 on Acer Aspire 5022WLMi.
Card: Linksys #[WPC54GS v2] SpeedBooster, 54mbps/125mbps -- WPC54GS v2

* Chipset: Broadcom BCM4318 [Airforce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
* pciid: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
* Driver: Linksys Driver CD: /mnt/cdrom0/Driver/NT/LSBCMNDS.inf, bcmwl5.sys, LSBCMNDS.cat
* Other: Kernel: 2.6.15-1-586tsc, Ndiswrapper: 1.5-1 via Debian Etch, wpasupplicant: 0.4.9-1. Works fine, per WPA . Reports speed up to 125Mb/s.

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Post by gramnemo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:20 pm

How to open fail EXE. in Linux ? How to get these of the driver?

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Post by gramnemo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:07 am

I and could not start to work Wi Fi or was not present drivers or wi fi mint does not work? How it to adjust? Who will help advice?

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Post by clem » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:05 am

Hi Grammemo,

- On your computer, open this file with firefox: /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/index.html

- Look at the instructions written in that HTML file.

--> You've already found your PCI_ID : 14e4:4318 (rev 02).
--> There is no driver in mintWifi for this PCI_ID.
--> There are a lot of possible drivers in the list (see my previous message above).

Try all of them... if ndisgtk tells you "Hardware Present" then things should be ok.

PS: If the driver comes as an EXE, you can use "unzip" to decompress it and extract the INF and SYS files from it.

Clem

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Post by gramnemo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:49 am

Thanks Clem! I shall try to make :)

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Post by gramnemo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:13 pm

I have made as I many ways how to include am specified in your help here results ---- ( nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ ) nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
Installing bcmwl5

nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ lspci -n
00:00.0 0600: 1039:0760 (rev 03)
00:01.0 0604: 1039:0002
00:02.0 0601: 1039:0963 (rev 25)
00:02.1 0c05: 1039:0016
00:02.5 0101: 1039:5513
00:02.6 0703: 1039:7013 (rev a0)
00:02.7 0401: 1039:7012 (rev a0)
00:03.0 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.1 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.2 0c03: 1039:7002
00:04.0 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 91)
00:06.0 0607: 104c:ac50 (rev 02)
00:0b.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
01:00.0 0300: 1039:6330
nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ )
Image


did but who has not turned out knows that where to register? And does not work WI FI I do not know in what a problem ? Thanks Clem

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Post by clem » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:35 am

Well, the one that says Hardware Present should work for you. Can you paste the result of "iwconfig" ?

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Post by gramnemo » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:35 pm

clem wrote:Well, the one that says Hardware Present should work for you. Can you paste the result of "iwconfig" ?
Your life would be very empty if you had nothing to regret.
nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Invalid
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

nautilus@ACER-NAUTILUS:~$ thanks Clem

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Post by gramnemo » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:13 pm

Greetings Clem I have put system anew I try to put the driver. Whether a question it is possible to take for example configurations Wi Fi from Linuks Freespire? For example when I put Freespire in Live mode Wi Fi works well! Freespire too Debian there can be a configuration will work in Ubuntu?

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Post by clem » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:21 pm

Well it's just a matter of finding the right driver... for instance here, your card is recognized, maybe you just need to configure it manually with iwconfig or maybe that particular windows driver doesn't fully support it.. it's hard to say.

The best would be to find somebody with the same card and ask him how he got that solved. Any ideas anybody ?

Clem

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works

Post by maejoz » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:20 am

Hello I'm a new linuxminter
and I'm really happy. Zolly's method works on my laptop
HP Pavilion dv5050ea (dv5000 series) with BCM4318
but I don't really understand how :P
thank u Zolly

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Post by maejoz » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:43 pm

ok, bcmwl5.inf is not usefull
you don't need to use mintwifi
just bcm43xx-fwcutter.
there's an error with the microcode11
but it works and limited to 11Mb/s....

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Post by zen » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:41 pm

sudo /usr/share/bcm43xx-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh


when I try this command there are tons of errors in the tex! i cannot past the first part of it..

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Post by Reuel » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:29 pm

I'm lost. Just put in Mint KDE. How do I do step 3? How do I install the Windows driver, that is?

Edit:

Just figured it out.

sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/reuel/bcmwl5.inf

Yeehaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh--I'm connected wirelessly right now.

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