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Re: [opensuse] Wireless Card
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:18:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <1171541909.12078.3.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 11:59 +0100, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> Danesh Daroui <Danesh.D@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
> > I ran hwinfo --wlan and the result is:
> >
> > 12: PCI 202.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
> > [Created at pci.286]
> > UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4320
> > Unique ID: rBUF._LuIAhxm4a3
> > Parent ID: qscc.S+4MMSCCLf5
> > SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:02:02.0
> > SysFS BusID: 0000:02:02.0
> > Hardware Class: network
> > Model: "Hewlett-Packard Company nx9500 Built-in Wireless"
> > Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
> > Device: pci 0x4320 "BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
> > SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
> > SubDevice: pci 0x12f4 "nx9500 Built-in Wireless"
> > Revision: 0x03
> > Driver: "bcm43xx"
> > Driver Modules: "bcm43xx"
> > Device File: eth0
> > Features: WLAN
> > Memory Range: 0xd0200000-0xd0201fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
> > IRQ: 201 (no events)
> > HW Address: 00:90:4b:53:b6:21
> > WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
> > WLAN frequencies: 2.412e-05 2.417e-05 2.422e-05 2.427e-05 2.432e-05
> > 2.437e-05 2.442e-05 2.447e-05 2.452e-05 2.457e-05 2.462e-05 2.467e-05
> > 2.472e-05 2.484e-05
> > WLAN bitrates: 1.2e-05 1.8e-05 2.4e-05 3.6e-05 4.8e-05 7.2e-05 9.6e-05
> > 0.000108 2e-06 4e-06 1.1e-05 2.2e-05
> > WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104
> > WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey
> > Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004320sv0000103Csd000012F4bc02sc80i00"
> > Driver Info #0:
> > Driver Status: bcm43xx is active
> > Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcm43xx"
> > Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
> > Attached to: #8 (PCI bridge)
> >
> > I think it shows that my wireless card is installed successfully but I
> > can not still connect to a network...
>
> Broadcom support is not quite fully working yet :-(
>
> Andreas

It may not be fully working but the bcm43xx does, it is also in the
Linksys WPC54G which works quite well in my laptop. The OP needs to
extract the drivers from the windows .sys file and add them
to /lib/firmware.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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