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Re: [opensuse] Wireless Broadcom BCM4318 (AirForce One 54g) on SUSE10.2
- From: "John Pierce" <john.j35@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 07:55:03 -0600
- Message-id: <aa73b9a0703110655h4c49d92axa1d81f50df781f76@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
fine, except the f"! $@@++# wireless, being a Broadcom4318.
On the net there are various instructions as to how-to go on about this. I
fell however, that they are somewhat outdated, now that we the networkmanager
and all in SuSE10.2
Can anyone please direct me to a how-to or something to help me get this thing
on the air?
1. Go to /etc/modprobe.d/ and with your favorite text editor, add a
line to blacklist like this blacklist bcm43xx.
2. Install ndiswrapper and the kernel module for ndiswrapper. uname
-r at a command line will get you the current version of the running
3. Get the wireless driver from hp's website, if you still have
windows in another partition you can get it from there as long as it
is win xp or 2000. Not the Vista driver. You are looking for two
files, bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys (make sure you have the 32 or 64 bit
version depending on which kernel you are running.
4. Use ndiswrapper to install the driver. Like this: ndiswrapper -i
bcmwl5.inf, then copy the bcmwl5.sys file to the /lib/firmware/
5. Start yast2 -> Network Devices -> Network Card and choose
traditional with ifup, then add a new card, you will need to know the
settings for your access point and all, under the advanced use
ndiswrapper for the kernel module. Then next and supply the necessary
info for the wireless.
6. Finish the installation and exit from YaST2.
7. Use the following command to load the driver: modprobe ndiswrapper
8. Use ifconfig to see what interfaces are up and running, you will
probably see eth0 and Lo. Do ifdown eth0 and press enter, then do
ifup wlan0. If all went well you should have a connection.
These are the steps that I used, just read up on ndiswrapper. The
problem with the bcm43xx driver has to do with pcie bus.
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