[driverloader] which Windows XP driver files to use for Broadcom wireless on Dell latitude D600?

Linuxant support support at linuxant.com
Tue Jan 6 12:47:13 EST 2004


it could potentially be "TMSetup/I8500/bcmwl5.inf" and the ".sys" file in
the same folder. This driver might support different hardware or maybe it's
not the same version.

If you run "lspci -v" and "lspci -nv" under Linux, you can find out the PCI
ID and sub PCI ID of your wireless adapter. Then, you can look near the top
of the INF files and compare the ID's to see which one matches. Note that
the sub vendor and the sub device ID's are inverted in the INF file.

You can also simply try one driver and if you get a "no such device" when
attempting to load the 'driverloader' module, then try the other driver.


Jean-Simon Durand
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cameron Mura" <cmura at ucsd.edu>
To: <driverloader at lists.linuxant.com>
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 2:57 PM
Subject: [driverloader] which Windows XP driver files to use for Broadcom
wireless on Dell latitude D600?

Hello anyone who uses the DriverLoader with Dell TrueMobile wireless,

    In trying to set-up wireless for Linux (Red Hat 9) on a Dell
Latitude D600 laptop with a Broadcom TrueMobile 1300 miniPCI 802.11b/g
wireless interface, I found that I can extract the Windows XP driver
"R65194.EXE" referred to in my email (below) with 'unzip'.  Extracting
this file produces 41 files within TMSetup/, Omcixlt/, bin/
subdirectories, and now I'm wondering -- which are the proper .INF,
.SYS, etc. files to feed the DriverLoader's web configuration utility??
Is it the TMSetup/bcmwl5.inf/.sys pair?
The list of extracted files follows...Any advice would be greatly

Thanks a lot,


Extracted files (via 'unzip -l R65194.EXE | more'):


Here's my earlier email (before finding-out about this list):

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Linuxant's DriverLoader with Broadcom drivers for Dell laptop
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 07:31:42 GMT
From: cmura at ucsd.edu
To: Linuxant support <support at linuxant.com>
CC: cmura at mccammon.ucsd.edu

Dear Linuxant support,

  In attempting to use wireless ethernet with a Linux Red Hat 9 installation
a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, I recently became aware of your DriverLoader
software (see email below).  I installed the appropriate RPM for my kernel
(2.4.20-8), and now I have a very simple question -- when I go to the
configuration page ( I am prompted for the Windows XP
device driver package (the laptop has Dell's TrueMobile 1300 Internal
mini-PCI wireless interface, manufct's by Broadcom), but I'm not sure what
or .NTF file I'm supposed to upload??
  As far as I can tell, the only available driver is a file called
which I can find by looking in (1) the CDs which came with the laptop, (2)
most recent Dell driver download pages, and  (3) your own Windows Drivers
download page (www.linuxant.com/driverloader/drivers.php).  However, this is
accepted by the DriverLoader configuration utility.  I would greatly
any advice on how to proceed, where to download the proper .INF file for
broadcom chip, etc.?

Thanks a lot,

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