Sunday, August 20, 2006

Wireless on a nx6125

My work laptop is an HP nx6125 and it comes with a Broadcom wireless adapter. To make it run on windows I used ndiswrapper and worked fine. I went to HP support page and dowload the window drives. There I took the file bcmwl5a.ini (bcmwl5.ini doesn't work) and bcmwl5.sys and copied on the ndiswrapper directory.

Check this site for details:

After ndiswrapper installation the process is as follows:

ndiswrapper -i
ndiswrapper -l
ndiswrapper -m
modprobe ndiswrapper

ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth1 up (In fedora wlan is eth1)
iwconfig eth1 key
iwconfig eth1 essid
dhclient eth1
ifconfig to check the system

At this time you will see eth1 on the Network Manager of Fedora.

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