Monthly Archives: September 2007

Rain Rain

Rain Rain Come again … Kick austrailian Butts again :D .

Must say great show by the rain God .


You might have heard of people suffering due to poverty … what if a person is poor according to his dreams and aspirations ? his poverty line will be the same even if he achieves some of his dreams .Coz the inflation rate of dreams and aspirations increases exponentially as time grows …

PS: New category : short :D

PS2: Wont be writing ps’es in this category bbye


This blog was dead for 22 days :D , didnt even check my dashboard even once . Not that i was damn busy to forget my blog , its just that i have lost intrest in bloggin . So here is a wrapup from the last post .

1. Didnt meet my advisor from abt 3 weeks , I am screwed :( .

2. Competed in TCCC07 , was eliminated in round 2 . Won a t-shirt and a stress ball :D .

3. Incredible Mad Monkey disappears :P .

4. India won !!! Yipee …. India literally kicked balls .

5. Screwed midsems , in last paper i was nearly going to sleep in the last half an hour .

6. Nice to see some people blogging frequently .

7. One advise :- Dont take DIP and Sanskrit in 5th sem . People had to write 4 midsems from 11 am to 8pm . Forget about preparing , Gosh !!

8. This wrapup looks more like a ps post .

9. Listenin to instrumental guitar songs , try out “Black star”by Yngwie Malmsteen and “Love of God ” by Steve vai . They rock .

Song of the day :- Love of God by Steive vai .

PS: I miss my daily dose of delirium :(

PS2: Good to see Rama sir back :D .

PS3: Wireless LAN improved at my room , looks like Shani has chosen to move away from my router .

PS4 : That was the worst ps :D

PS5: Why is himank writing 10ps’s ?

PS6: I dont think i can write10 ps’s

PS7: Or can I ?

PS8: It is so hard to decide :(

PS9: Ah !! I cant do it … bbye guys adios

Linux HowTo for Wireless Broadcom BCM4318 card

After toiling for about 2 hrs i got this working , since someone in LUG was asking for it here is a howto.

Note: There is no need to have any linux knowledge for this howto . So njoi ;)

To check whether you have this card or not run the following command

lspci | grep Network

It should give some output similar to :-

05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

Before doing the actual procedure install the latest versions of “gcc” “kernel-devel” and “compat-libstdc++-33″ .

This can be done by :-

yum -y install gcc kernel-devel compat-libstdc++-33″

Download the zip file for here .

unzip it :-


Then run the following commands ( note: % are for comments remove content after that for running commands )

$cd fc7_ 4318

$cd ndiswrapper*

$make;make install %This installs ndiswrapper

$/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i ../bcmwl/bcmwl5.inf %This installs the driver through ndiswrapper

Now the driver has been installed . To verify whether everything went fine run the following command

$/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l

” bcmwl5 : driver installed” should be the output .

Now open the file /etc/modprobe.conf in your favourite editor .. i am using Vim.And add the following line:

alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

Go to “System” > “Administration” > “Network”, type your root password, click on “New” and in the “Select Device Type” dialog select “Wireless connection”. Click “Forward”. In the “Select Wireless Device” dialog select “ndiswrapper (wlan0)”. Click “Forward”. In the “Configure Wireless Connection” dialog fill in your wireless LAN information. Put the key before the hex key for your WEP encryption. Click “Forward”. In the “Configure Network Settings” dialog select “Automatically obtain IP address settings with DHCP or put your info in the appropriate boxes if you have a fixed IP address. Click “Forward”. Click “Apply”. In the “Network Configuration” dialog double click on “wlan0″ and fine tune the settings. Be sure to tick the checkbox for “Activate device when computer starts”, then click the “Wireless Settings” tab, select “Auto” in the “Mode” box, select “Specified” under “Network name (SSID)” and type in your SSID, channel and encryption hex key (if you have not already done so) and be sure to preface the hex key with “0x”, select “Auto” in the “Transmit rate:” box. Finally click “ok”. Then in the “Network Configuration” dialog click on the “Activate” button while “wlan0″ is selected to activate it. You may want to de-activate your normal Ethernet connection (eth0) at this point by highlighting it, selecting “edit”, unticking the “Activate device when computer starts” checkbox, clicking “ok”, and then disabling it by clicking on the “Deactivate” button while it is still highligthed.

For people who got some output like

bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: b43)

This means you have alternate drivers for the same card which isnt working . So you need to blacklist them here is the command which will do that :-

echo “blacklist b43″ > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

Thats it .Reboot and you should be able to connect to your wireless network

NOTE: Tested for fedora core 7 ( Moonshine)  on Compaq Presario M2000.

PS: My second wireless howto :D

PS1: Will add some screenshots later .

PS2: Faculty v/s Students Cric match rocked !!

PS3: Congrats himank for getting Hip-Hip Hurray’s Directors comment :). You surely deserve some bumps :D .

PS4: 5 sixes in last over :( Yuvi sucks .