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BCM4318 on Acer Aspire 5024

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:29 am
by Psycho
Hey Guys!

I just read some of the topics here on the Broadcom bcm4318. I tried all the suggestions but it still doesn't work. Maybe its just something simple so I decided to post the output files. Hope that someone can help me get this finally working.

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ifconfig

eth0      Protokoll:Ethernet  Hardware Adresse 00:0A:E4:E0:B8:6A  
          inet Adresse:192.168.1.6  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Maske:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:10598 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5663 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenl

bcm 4318

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:29 am
by stuart
Hi,
I'm no expert but I had all this crap with my bcm4318 card. The problem is that it's loaded the bcm43xx module. you need the bcmwl5.inf with ndiswrapper and i had to blacklist the bcm43xx. If you google this stuff you'll find plenty of help.
Good luck
Stuart

Good luck

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:36 pm
by nibsa1242
I have the same card in my Gateway MX6440, and every time I blacklist the bcm43xx module the card doesn't show up anywhere. NDISWRAPPER will say that the card and driver are present, but it just won't work.

I'm certain that you will need acerhk to emulate the button, everything I've read about this card on Acer computers says that is mandatory for proper setup.

Now working!

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:59 pm
by nibsa1242
Ok, so I followed the instructions here by zolly : http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=458

and it works. Haven't tried using any security yet, but the point is it allowed me to connect. Hope that works for others.