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Jan 18, 2010, 12:30 AM
I have a laptop with a wireless card that I wouldn't mind enlisting into my WCG workforce, but it doesn't have drivers for the wireless (It's a broadcom something or other).
Firstly, where would I find drivers for this wireless card?
Secondly, if I did find drivers for this wireless card, how could I 'slipstream' it into the BOINC/Ubuntu LiveCD?
It's a Compaq Presario C500... service tag is C851WM
Jan 18, 2010, 01:05 AM
broadcom 4309 ? service tag is c581wm not c851wm Maybe I'm wrong ? :cool:
Jan 18, 2010, 02:27 AM
You're right... I need to learn how to read. :)
Those are windows drivers though...
Jan 19, 2010, 04:25 AM
Don't tell me I'm gonna have to give up on this idea and actually install Windows on it :(
Jan 19, 2010, 04:29 AM
Edit for an alternative method if those aren't the right drivers: the Ndiswrapper method (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=492128).
I actually used Ndiswrapper successfully (but it was iffy--only worked on SuSE and not Ubuntu or Fedora IIRC) before Linux drivers were available for my wireless card.
Jan 19, 2010, 04:39 AM
I'll see if it works, thanks
Now how would I slipsteam it to the livecd?
Jan 19, 2010, 04:48 AM
Jan 19, 2010, 05:20 AM
God I am having so much trouble with this...
it said that the wireless driver was an unknown file or some such nonsense. I ended up just plugging it in to the wire and I got on the internet just fine. I went to administration > hardware drivers and it downloaded a driver for my wireless, but I still couldn't connect to my network.
Jan 19, 2010, 05:45 AM
This is why Linux still isn't a viable desktop-platform-for-all.
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