I’ve uploaded Windows XP driver for Winbond W89C35 as it can enable the use of Winbond USB wifi dongle (VID:0416 PID:0035) under Ubuntu Lucid Lynx.
Follow the step-by-step instruction as outlined in the Ubuntu Wiki page, in order to use the driver with ndiswrapper.
p/s: I’ve uploaded this driver because I find a lot of websites out there that offers fake Winbond W89C35 drivers.
p/s 2: Of course I would recommend the rest of the users out there to buy a more Linux-friendly USB wifi dongle, such as from TP-Link
, D-Link, Netgear or TRENDnet which I found to be very portable across operating systems.
Supported chipset for b43 Broadcom Linux drivers are :
- bcm4303 (802.11b-only chips)
- bcm4311 rev 2 / bcm4312 (needs patches for 2.6.24)
- bcm4309 (only the 2.4GHz part)
and unsupported are:
- BCM 4309 and BCM 4312 is not supported.
- BCM 4328/4329
Please refer to this post, Ubuntu Hardy Heron : Wifi Broadcom Support with b43 driver for a guide to activate B43 Linux driver in order to use wifi function in your laptop.
Source : Ubuntu: Enabling Broadcom BCM43xx Based Wireless
Should attribute this to Gunblade for handing me a tip that b43 broadcom drivers works well from fresh installation on some laptops.
Now my family’s Compaq laptop is back online with wifi connection. very convenient.