///Getting Dell BCM4328 Wifi Card Working on Ubuntu 7.10

Getting Dell BCM4328 Wifi Card Working on Ubuntu 7.10

After trying,searching and crying for more than one month, I finally get it working today in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 6400) :) – I am one of the happiest ever in this world right now :D. here’s how to. All the credit goes to “kayvortex

Model of my wifi card is “Broadcom BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)”


1. Install Ndiswrapper Common and Ndiswrapper Utils (You can do it using synaptic)
2. Download The Driver from ftp://ftp.dell.com/network/R151517.EXE and unzip it somewhere. You will see a folder named DRIVER
3. Execute the following commands

sudo ndiswrapper -i /download_directory/DRIVER/bcmwl5.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -l
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

4. Then, set ndiswrapper to load on startup:

sudo ndiswrapper -m
gksudo gedit /etc/modules

and add the following module to the list


5. Restart (This is a must)

Now you can use Fn+F2 to turn on your wifi :D )

2010-05-25T22:25:41+00:00 February 27th, 2008|Linux|3 Comments

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  1. jack June 9, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Wow! What a convenient, practical way of operating a computer! I guess once you quit your job, abandon your children, get a bachelor degree in Linux programming, and break off all social ties with the outside world, Linux really isn’t so bad after all!

  2. Joel June 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    First of all, jack sucks. Secondly, thank you so much for the help. It actually worked. I am an Ubuntu n00b, so I followed this guide step by step. It works like a charm.

  3. Brian July 11, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Worked for me too! I have the HP tx2513cl. Took a minute or two, but I’d rather have to do some configging than pay out the bum for windows.

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