Broadcom BCM4318 PCI id 14E4:4318 Wireless Adapter

In my previous post I mentioned that I got the wireless adapter in my Compaq R4100 series laptop working with ndiswrapper. It appears this was a total fluke, others have had to add “noapic” kernel parameters to get it working correctly. I found if I set this kernel parameter the wireless adapter wouldn’t work at all; without it everything works normally.
Tested on Fedora Core 4 x86_64 (2.6.11-1.1369, 2.6.14-1.1656, 2.6.15-1.1830 & 2.6.15-1.1831)
lspci output:
03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 1356
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 177
Memory at b0204000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

grub.conf:
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.1831_FC4)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb no_timer_check quiet ignore_ff_buttons=PWRF
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.15-1.1831_FC4.img

2 thoughts on “Broadcom BCM4318 PCI id 14E4:4318 Wireless Adapter”

  1. Calixto Sanchez

    I got it working under Suse 10 in HP dv5020us. Works fine ultil connection is dropped, no found a way to reconnected it, unless computer is restarted.
    ndiswrapper used, kernel 2.6.13

    1. Hi! It is difficult to find info about linux in this laoptp model. I have one. Did you tried mandriva ? At Fedora did needed to install the ATI RPM driver or the X is working well?

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