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jubilee33

Unable to find Broadcom BCM 4310 (wireless) driver

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I just bought a new notebook three days ago and the internal wireless network card is Broadcom BCM94311 mini pci adapter (108g), which is recognized as BCM 4310 UART (rev 01) in Linux. The pciid is 14e4: 4312. So I went to ndiswrapper.sf.net and found a driver made by DELL in the list. However, it failed to install. After I used "ndiswrapper -l" to check the status, I got "invalid driver". Where can I find another driver for this network card? Or I should try another approach to get the card to work? Thank you for any help or suggestion you can give.

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Check here:

 

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List

 

there's quite a few cards with that pci-id. Just go through them and try the one that might work for you. I tend to use WinXP drivers over any others and they work with mine no probs.

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Yes, this is the driver that I used and failed. I am afraid that the mini pci card is a little obscure as I had a hard time finding a Windows driver too. Any other idea?

 

Did you use this driver?

http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R115321.EXE

Use wine R115321.EXE to extract it and then

use ~/.wine/drive_c/dell/drivers/R115321/DRIVER/bcmwl5.inf?

 

 

There is only one driver with that pci id, R115321.EXE. I don't suppose I can use other drivers that are for other models of Broadcom cards, right?

 

Check here:

 

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List

 

there's quite a few cards with that pci-id. Just go through them and try the one that might work for you. I tend to use WinXP drivers over any others and they work with mine no probs.

Edited by jubilee33

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I found other machines, like Acer, etc that had higher models, but something they support previous cards as well. Could be worth a shot.

 

The main thing is that they're using the same chipset, regardless of who badges them, be it Acer, Dell, etc.

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