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Old 06-11-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
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BroadCom 54G Wireless (intigrated) Ethernet card


Does anyone know how I can get my wireless button to work on my laptop with SuSE 9? I installed the PCMCIA and wireless drivers. seems like it should be fine. but I am on a laptop. You know that button you press to turn on the wireless card (or to turn it off)? Well it doesn't do anything. I thought i installed all the drivers and stuff. The card is built in. my card say it is a Broadcom 54g MaxPerformance 802.11g. in windows device manager. in Linux it says something like "HP-something something". I've got a Compaq Presario R3000.


Can someone help me out?


thanks


-Tony
 
Old 06-11-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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i am having the same problem, but i'm using FC2. one problem is that ndiswrapper doesn't have any kernel modules for the 2.6 kernel. and i've heard that ndiswrapper is supposed to work quite nicely. >.<
 
Old 06-11-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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hmm..I think I have the latest, whatever is the latest on SuSE.


I wonder how I can get this to work.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 11:50 AM   #4
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when you find out, tell me. i'm using the same card on a compaq 2500
 
Old 06-15-2004, 03:14 AM   #5
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I talked with a guy who works at HP, he does Linux projects to get their laptops and ect. to work. He makes all kinds of wireless drivers and what-not. Here's what he had to say:

On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 08:00:06PM -0700, Tony Bear wrote:
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> I have a Compaq Presario r3000. I've got a built-in wireless nic. I've
> downloaded the wlan and PCMCIA drivers for SuSE 90. I am having
> trouble getting the card to work. The button you press on the laptop,
> to turn on the wireless card, doesn't work under SuSE 90. I can't get
> this to work. I've downloaded the drivers, and they are indeed
> installed. I also installed all the tools and utilities during
> installation for SuSE 90 that were made for laptops. Do you know how I
> can get the integrated card to work on my laptop with SuSE?
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> The integrated card is a Broadcom 54G MaxPerformance 802.11g

Check what I say about that in the Howto. You'd better buy another card to put in the Pcmcia slot. Sorry about that. Don't need to tell me how upset you are, I've heard that too many time.

Jean








Bummer!
 
Old 09-03-2005, 01:11 PM   #6
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Update! Broadcom Driver page list Linux Drivers!!!

As an update to this thread, you may be interested to know that the Broadcom Driver page now lists Linux Drivers for its NetXtreme BCM57xx and BCM4401 based Ethernet products.

I'm not sure exactly when these became available, since I do remember checking this page for Linux drivers every once in a while, just to check.

Also, I've not gotten a chance to download and install these on my Compaq AMD64-based Presario, which contains this chip, but I do remember the "Bummer" feeling upon realizing that I would have to purchase a discreet, supported card to run around with if I wanted wireless to work with Linux...

I will do my best, however to try it out, and see if the driver works, and post any results, interesting findings, gotchas, etc.

Broadcom Ethernet NIC Driver Downloads
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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as i mentioned earlier, ndiswrapper was supposed to work quite nicely with this card, and since that post, it has worked very well with the windows drivers. it's also a hell of a lot easier to setup to use. thanks for the info, but i'm gonna stick with ndiswrapper for now.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:27 PM   #8
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Re: Update! Broadcom Driver page list Linux Drivers!!!

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Originally posted by heretic
As an update to this thread, you may be interested to know that the Broadcom Driver page now lists Linux Drivers for its NetXtreme BCM57xx and BCM4401 based Ethernet products.

I'm not sure exactly when these became available, since I do remember checking this page for Linux drivers every once in a while, just to check.

Also, I've not gotten a chance to download and install these on my Compaq AMD64-based Presario, which contains this chip, but I do remember the "Bummer" feeling upon realizing that I would have to purchase a discreet, supported card to run around with if I wanted wireless to work with Linux...

I will do my best, however to try it out, and see if the driver works, and post any results, interesting findings, gotchas, etc.

Broadcom Ethernet NIC Driver Downloads
This is actually very cool. Broadcomm licenses their Linux stuff under the GPL so we may actually see an x86_64 version of this driver soon. I would love to dump ndiswrapper for a native x86_64 Linux driver.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 08:18 PM   #9
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Hi guys,
I guess I have the same problem with my laptop. It`s HP Pavilion ze4805us and it has integrated Broadcom 54g Maxperformance WiFi card. Andddddd......nope....the SUSE 9.3 doesn`t recognize it! It`s not even in the Network Hardware List :{...... Before I had looked here I checked on the official Broadcom and 54g.com sites.....nope.....just nothing...a big zero! I still don`t believe or I just don`t want to believe that buying a new Card is the only decision of the problem :{
OS is SUse 9.3 Prof!
 
  


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