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Old 02-09-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
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broadcom 802.11 install


I am new to linux so bear with me, although I am not new to computers. I download the linux driver to my wireless card and it has a file extention of .img what do I do with this. I am running SuSE 10 amd 64 mobile turion with 1GB ram
 
Old 02-10-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

I'm suspicious that what you've got isn't a driver. Broadcom really doesn't support Linux and the only two drivers I'm aware of for Broadcom wireless cards are ndiswrapper (which uses a Windows driver) or the bcm43xx drivers, which are native Linux but are pretty early stage development and Broadcom didn't cooperate in making them. Neither of them are distributed as a .img file.

Can you post a bit more info about where you got that driver?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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I downloaded it from this page broadcom.com/products/raid_2.0.1_linuxdriver_download.php
If you someone would look at and trll me what it is and how to use that would be. I have it working with ndis but it is very buggy
 
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Well, that certainly explains a lot. I hate to tell you, but those drivers are for a Broadcom RAID controller chip, not their wireless cards. Like I said, Broadcom doesn't support wireless in Linux, so if you are having ndiswrapper problems, you could post them and we could see if there is anything to do.
 
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Well,....... I swear I know What I'm doing most of the time. Thanks I'll stick with my ndis wrapper. If i understand this properly i can only use certain wirecards with my AMD Turion. I tried to put a prism2 in this machine (hp pavilion dv5000 1.7GHz AMD Turion64 Mobile 1GB DDR 15" cyrstal clear screen) It would not even boot it gave an error message saying that I had an unsupported wireless card. Is there a linux supported card I can use?
 
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In theory, your Broadcom card and ndiswrapper should work. I'm assuming you're using the 64 bit version of Suse, in which case if you have a 64 bit
Windows driver for the card, ndiswrapper should be able to use it. Other than that, if you think you need a different card, I'd go through the LQ HCL pages and see if anyone has had success with any particular card. I'm still stuck in a 32 bit world, so I don't have any real practical advice.
 
  


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