----- Original Message ----- 
From: "william paul" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Malcolm Kay" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: cannot find windows driver for nic, please help


> Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Malcolm Kay had
> to walk into mine and say:
>  
> > On Thursday 25 March 2004 15:35, Brian H wrote:
> > > Greetings Bill,
> > >
> > > I own a linksys WMP11 with the following chipset.
> > >     vendor   =3D 'Broadcom Corporation'
> > >     device   =3D 'BCM4301 802.11b IEEE 802.11b WLAN client chipset'
> > >     class    =3D network
> > >
> > > I am trying to get it working in freebsd 5.2.1, so i figured I could =
> > just
> > > goto the linksys website and download the windows driver.
> > >
> > > =
> > http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=3D33&scid=3D36&prid=3D1=
> > 96
> > >
> > > the problem is the driver contains the bcmwl5.sys file, but it does =
> > not
> > > contain the bcmwl5.ini file.
> 
> You're looking for a .inf file *NOT* a .ini file. They're not the same
> thing. The driver distribution from Linksys most definitely has both a
> .sys file and .inf file for your device. Look harder. Also, check for
> both upper and lower case file names.
> 
> > 
> > You have me totally confused or am I missing something? How does a =
> > windows
> > driver help you with freebsd 5.2.1 ?
> 
> He's trying to use the NDISulator which lets you use Windows binary
> network drivers with FreeBSD. Before you go looking, the code is in
> -current, not 5.2.1, but it will work with 5.2.1 if you install it
> all correctly.
> 
> -Bill
> 
> -- 
> =============================================================================
> -Bill Paul            (510) 749-2329 | Senior Engineer, Master of Unix-Fu
>                  [EMAIL PROTECTED] | Wind River Systems
> =============================================================================
>               <adamw> you're just BEGGING to face the moose
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> 
I mistyped the ini, you are right it should be an inf file.

These are the file in the zip file from linksys
 c:\wmp11_v4_dr

03/25/2004  12:52 PM    <DIR>          .
03/25/2004  12:52 PM    <DIR>          ..
03/25/2004  12:52 PM    <DIR>          AutoRun
06/19/2003  05:09 AM               115 AUTORUN.INF
02/12/2003  02:29 PM           166,272 bcmwl5.sys
02/27/2003  02:45 PM             7,978 lsbcmnds.cat
02/21/2003  01:35 PM             8,494 lsbcmnds.inf
07/21/2003  11:28 AM             8,051 LSIPNDS.cat
07/10/2003  10:09 AM            11,251 LSIPNDS.inf
07/09/2003  07:49 PM            95,744 LSIPNDS.sys
07/10/2003  10:09 AM            96,256 LSIPNDSX.sys
12/18/2002  03:58 PM            28,672 SETUP.EXE
03/25/2004  12:52 PM    <DIR>          Utility
05/24/2002  01:16 PM             7,297 WMP11NDS.cat
05/16/2002  04:12 PM            16,522 WMP11NDS.inf
05/16/2002  04:41 PM            54,083 WMP11NDS.sys

The only two sets of files that i can see using are 
1) WMP11NDS.sys, WMP11NDS.inf    or 
2) LSIPNDS.inf, LSIPNDS.sys

which one is correct? should there be an inf file for bcmwl5.sys?

Thanks for your help,

Brian
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