Dell Wireless 1500 (Broadcom 4328)

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Fri Oct 13 13:26:32 EDT 2006


On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 11:58 -0400, Yannick Koehler wrote:
> Hi,

Which version of ndiswrapper are you using?  Which wpa_supplicant driver
are you using?  If you have an ndiswrapper version > 0.19 (or something
like that) you should probably be using the 'wext' wpa_supplicant
driver, otherwise if that doesn't seem to work try the 'ndiswrapper'
wpa_supplicant driver.

Dan

> 
>   I have receive the latest Dell 9400 (E1705) equipped with a Dell
> Wireless 1500 Mini PCI Card.
> 
>  
> 
>   I attempted to install it under linux without success so far. I have
> tried with the bcm43xx driver, which didn’t recognize the card.
> 
>  
> 
>   I have used the Dell Windows XP Broadcom driver with ndiswrapper and
> wpa_supplicant (my network is WPA-EAP Enterprise).
> 
>  
> 
>   I am using ndiswrapper 1.25 and wpa_supplicant 0.5.5
> 
>  
> 
>   When I load ndiswrapper I have no error and I am presented with a
> list of supported encryption WPA TKIP is present inside that list
> (which is what I need).
> 
>  
> 
>   I then start wpa_supplicant with –d –Dndiswrapper –iwlan0 –
> c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and fire up the wpa_gui
> software (really nice btw).
> 
>  
> 
>   The software detect my card and scan all wireless network.  I
> configured my network and I then get an error:
> 
>  
> 
>   “Association request to the driver failed”
> 
>  
> 
>   Some investigation in the output of wpa_supplicant reveal this:
> “Driver does not support WPA.”.
> 
>  
> 
>   I am using the latest kernel 2.6.17-gentoo-r8.
> 
>  
> 
>   I am actually surprise to see this >doesn’t support WPA line because
> I read over the web that many user have successfully got
> wpa_supplicant with ndiswrapper + windows driver “bcmwl5”, and that is
> the same as I am using.
> 
>  
> 
>   Any hints as to what is going on, I can provide testing support for
> this and also attempt all idea that you may throw which make sense.
> 
>  
> 
> --
> 
> Yannick Koehler
> 
> 
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