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Old 01-20-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
tjd>6591
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Wireless Broadcom card will not connect on Dell Inspiron 1150


Broadcom BCM4306KFB will not connect to internet....how do I download the firmware? I entered the following on the terminal:
sudo/usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
File does not exist....any ideas?
I am running openSuSe 11.1

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Old 01-20-2010, 03:25 PM   #2
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I don't know how to get it to work in Suse, but I have the same laptop running Gentoo. I'm not using the BCM drivers (wasn't able to get them to work), I am using the NDIS drivers. The only trick to it is that if you are using the 64 bit version of Linux, you need to download the Windows XP 64 bit version of the drivers for that card.

P.S. Hopefully it's a typo in your post, but you should have a space between sudo and /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware. It doesn't look like you do in the post.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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There are instructions and such here on how to get the firmware installed...or you can use ndiswrapper with the windows drivers.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
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won't accept root password???

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Originally Posted by nuwen52 View Post
I don't know how to get it to work in Suse, but I have the same laptop running Gentoo. I'm not using the BCM drivers (wasn't able to get them to work), I am using the NDIS drivers. The only trick to it is that if you are using the 64 bit version of Linux, you need to download the Windows XP 64 bit version of the drivers for that card.

P.S. Hopefully it's a typo in your post, but you should have a space between sudo and /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware. It doesn't look like you do in the post.
reply--opened terminal; typed sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
that worked; would not accept root password...any ideas?
 
  


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