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Re: Wireless, Broadcom



On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 02:52:30PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Jeroen de Haas wrote:
>
>> There is a tutorial on setting up ndiswrapper on Fedora:
>> http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/ndis-yum-livna . This text assumes
>> you have configured yum to use the livna repository (which does contain
>> the ndiswrapper packages) as explained in
>> http://fedoramobile.org/solved/post-install-solutions/yum-config/ . 
>>
> I have very mixed feelings about using Windows drivers for much of 
> anything, perhaps too many urban legends about an IRQ coming in while the 
> driver is running in a privileged mode. There are new Broadcom drivers 
> coming in the future, but at the rate I see progress that might be after 
> the stock market gets back to 14000. :-(
>
> An alternate solution, which I'm using, is to buy a USB wireless modem 
> and use that. Clearly not the optimal solution, but one which avoids the 
> issues with running NDIS drivers.

Which USB modem do you like?

I have had mixed results and some still require ndiswrapper or other tricks.



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