}

10/27/2009

Getting the Acer 5620z w/ Broadcom BCM94311MCG to work with Ubuntu 9.04

I, along with my friend Chris, have been working on this for two days now. I tried 3 different tutorials on getting this card to work.

I finally found a tutorial that did work, but there was one step that was hanging me up.

Here are the definitive steps to get the Broadcom BCM94311MCG (ver 1.0) to work with Ubuntu 9.04.

*****I'm stealing the steps, slightly modified from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff#Introduction

I'm emailing those guys to let them know. I'm hoping to ease the pain of others with this laptop that are going to Ubuntu.

Open a terminal and copy/paste each one of these commands. After you have successfully accomplished all commands, pull the ethernet cord, restart, and you should (hopefully) be golden.

echo -e 'blacklist bcm43xx' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

mkdir ~/bcm43xx; cd ~/bcm43xx

sudo apt-get install cabextract

wget ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34152.exe

cabextract sp34152.exe

sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

ndiswrapper -l

sudo depmod -a

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.orig

echo -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfaces

sudo ndiswrapper -m

echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

echo 'ENABLED=0' | sudo tee -a /etc/default/wpasupplicant