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Re: [opensuse] Wireless Card
  • From: Danesh Daroui <Danesh.D@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 23:14:33 +0100
  • Message-id: <45D4DB49.2060607@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sunny wrote:
On 2/15/07, Danesh Daroui <Danesh.D@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I ran hwinfo --wlan and the result is:

12: PCI 202.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
Device: pci 0x4320 "BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"

Try using these instructions:

<http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Broadcom_%28BCM4306%29_WLAN_Installation_under_SUSE>

Also, take a look at this bug report for the problems I met, and how
to solve them:
<https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=229430>

It is solved finally. Actually, I didn't want to use "ndiswrapper" and hence Windows drivers, since Windows is not welcomed to my systems at all, but the other approach which is "bcm43xx-fwcutter" workd at first, but it stopped after a while and never worked again. Now, with "ndiswrapper" everything works fine. I also realized (maybe I am just obsessed by OpenSuse) that OpenSuse manages wireless connections much better than Ubuntu. With OpenSuse, I can use my wireless network even when I am in my car (in garage of course) but with Ubuntu I had difficulties to connect to my network even in my room! Can it make sense?

Regards,

D.
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