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>>> i've returned my hp compaq nx6125 laptop 4x because of endless
>>> problems with this wireless chipset. the most recent laptop worked
>>> with winxp, sort of, it can't seem to do better than 100 KB/s. after
>>> using ndiswrapper with the same driver (hp site driver), i got a
>>> force message and now the wireless doesn't work on either linux or
>>> win xp?
>> Also it would be very useful to know which distro you're using and
>> perhaps some 'real' error messages rather than vague descriptions.
> thanks for the reply - didn't realise i had a previous thread?
Quote:> sorry for the lack of info. right now i'm running zenwalk 2.6 - 32 bit
> (slack based) with a 2.6.16 kernel. when i install the wireless driver
> i get a force message. 'ndiswrapper -l' says the hardware is detected
> and driver is loaded. 'iwconfig wlan0' shows the card. after
> configuring the wlan0 with iwconfig, essid, mode, and key the card
> doesn't show up in ifconfig after running dhcp. iwconfig still shows
> essid=any instead of the network name i gave it with 'iwconfig wlan0
> essid mynetwork'? syslog shows a timeout error from dhcp when trying
> to connect.
Unfortunately I have no idea as I don't use linux on a laptop. The only
reason I read your post is that I'm interested in getting the same
laptop as you. Not so sure now, though....
Quote:> apparently a driver for this chipset will be available in kernel
> version 2.6.17 but in the meantime i'd like to find a winxp driver
> called 'bcmwl5a.inf' which worked previously without force messages
> after running 'ndiswrapper -i'. and, yes, i am running 'modprobe
a google for 'bcmwl5a.inf' found this: