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15th April 2007, 09:21 PM
I am trying to get my broadcom wireless card working. I am trying to install ndiswrapper so that linux (fedora fc6) will accept my wireless card. Well, when i type

# make install

it spits this out:

make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/kbater/wireless/ndiswrapper-1.41/driver'
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen/build;
give the path to kernel build directory with
KBUILD=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/kbater/wireless/ndiswrapper-1.41/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.41]# cd /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen
[root@localhost 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen]# mkdir build
mkdir: cannot create directory `build': File exists
[root@localhost 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen]# cd /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen/build
bash: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen/build: No such file or directory

could someone explain this beast to me?

15th April 2007, 09:30 PM
hi here how to get native broadcom drivers working with wep wpa

su yum -y install bcm43xx-fwcutter

get the file bcmwl5.sys this will be on the driver disc that came with the card if not download the driver
cd into the directory where ever you put it (doesnt matter where could be cd ) and simlpy enter the below

/usr/bin/bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware bcmwl5.sys


this should work on any kernel ver in fc6
hope this is some help

15th April 2007, 09:34 PM

There is a native broadcom driver. (bcm43xx)

That is probably easier than ndiswrapper.

See this thread