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Author Topic: Howto: Setup wireless networking for Broadcom chips  (Read 2242 times)
M0E-lnx
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« on: October 04, 2007, 06:25:21 am »

Mostly notes to myself, but I think it could be useful to other with the same kind of chips
Based on my recent experience, I've written this howto.
Very specific to broadcom chips.
Uses ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant.

http://vectorlinux.com/wiki/doku.php?id=howtos:wlan-broadcom

I should mention that I've gotten this chip to connect with the native linux drivers as well as ndiswrapper. Here are the results.

Native linux drivers :
Pros: Free drivers
        Easier to setup
Cons: Poor performance
        Slow network speed
        More system-resources usage

ndiswrapper:

Pros: Faster network performance
        Less system-demanding
Cons: Closed proprietary drivers are used
         More complicated to setup


Hope it helps
Regards, M0E

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