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Broadcom BCM4318

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Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 AirForce One 54g 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

(v6.00 rev. a): ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.exe This file can be extracted with cabextract and contains both 32 bits and 64 bits files. Also explanations are available here: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp33001-33500/sp33008.html ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_3020_5020/driver/winxp64bit/80211g.zip Driver: WL_Broadcom,XP64


  • Successful on Ubuntu 5.10 on Dell Inspiron 1300
  • Works with boot noapic nolapic
  • You may need to blacklist the default bcm43xx kernel module by adding it to the listing in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
  • Using Mandriva Cooker x86_64 on HP ZV 6000 Sempron 3200+
  • Tested using Sidux 2007-01 on Compaq V5105US
  • Needs *.sys *.inf files in same directory but use BCMWL5A.INF for ndiswrapper driver install. Load ndiswrapper at boot up thanks to /etc/rc5.d file. Antho.martin@gmail.com for more informations or questions.
  • Using Fedora Core 5 x86_64 on Acer Aspire 5002 WLMI with AMD Turion 64.
  • Using SuSE 10.1 on Dell Inspiron 1300