Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
I can download the drivers as you instructed to my mac. My bt4 is running as a vmware image so i navigate to the shared folder where they are located. I compile them and the wl.ko file appears as expected. I issue the commands:
modprobe lib80211
insmod wl.ko

bt4 responds with silence (no errors at least)

but iwconfig or ifconfig -a fails to reveal any wireless interface.
Changing the WPA supplicant driver is next? Please how?
i cannot do the apt-get since I have no ethernet cable.

Modprobing and insmoding should come with silence so that's not anything to worry about.
Do this in exact order:
Start the KDE.
Open a shell.
Issue the command /etc/init.d/networking start
When it's finished, insmod and modprobe the driver.
When that is done, go to the KDE menu, hit services and click NETWORK START (or start network)
Then open the WICD network manager, do you see any networks?