Using Wifi in Ubuntu on HP 6515b (broadcom)

after the install the thing that is left is the WiFi support for that

first disable the bcm43xx driver

sudo rmmod bcm43xx

then black list the driver by adding “balcklist bcm43xx” in

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

then download diswrapper-utils-1.9 deb file and install it offline or if you have a LAN connection, For the next step you should have a copy of the windows driver on HDD or flash drive and type

sudo ndiswrapper -i /the location of windows driver/bcmwl5.inf

now check if driver is there or not

sudo ndiswrapper -l

you should get a output like

bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

then type

sudo ndiswrapper -m

to write wlan0 to ndiswrapper, then you need to start ndiswrapper type

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Now you just need to enable ndiswrapper to start on boot, for that add “ndiswrapper” in /etc/modules

sudo gedit /etc/modules

all done enjoy

Published: October 08 2007

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