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Hi!I installed Linux Suse 10.2 on my dell x300.everything works great except the wireless card(Broadcom BCM4309). After the installation I went to Yast and I saw my wireless card in it but it was eth1 not wlan or something which shows that it is a wifi card. I used Knetworkmanager to connect to my wireless but didn't work,it tries to connect but it stays at 28%. How Can I fix that? I tried to use 2 drivers for the card, I installed the using ndiswrapper. I installed bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5a.inf
Now with 10.2, I noticed that the kernel detected that I had a Broadcom card and it showed up in Yast | Network Devices | Network Card as "Broadcom Gateway 7510GX" right under my wired network card. It still wouldn't work without ndiswrapper though. I used the ndiswrapper included with SuSE 10.2 (no building from source necessary) and loaded my applicable Windows XP driver (in my case it was 64 bit). I used the card configuration that Yast detected, but under Network Card, Edit, Advanced | Hardware Details I put ndiswrapper in as the Module Name. I am also using NetworkManager (which is awkward) but I'm sure it will also work with the traditional method "ifup". My broadcom device name is also eth1 because I didn't bother changing what Yast called it.
Let's hope that Wifi gets way better treatment in subsequent releases. It has been woefully neglected.
Well, actually, I'm not getting online consistently. I can't yet see the pattern, but I think it may be that the routers which don't support 802.11b are the ones I can't access (which is strange, because my card is g) - KNetworkManager stops at about 28% of connection, and then won't move. Any help would be appreciated.
Is there any way that i can get the files out of the exe?? I am trying to use the ndiswrapper, but i cant find the files for my card that arent in a windows .exe file. I have the Linksys wmp54g(v 4.1) card. Its based on the RaLink rt61 chipset. I have looked all over the place and i cant find the .inf file separately.
Try and find your card on this list: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
It may provide info on where to get a working driver. If not, in windows check and see if the .exe file extracts the driver files into a folder in windows prior to actual installation. You may be able to find it that way.
Man, I really am a newbie - the first round of updates fixed pretty much everything. Wi-Fi works fine now - although, is there anyway I can save a profile so I don't have to type in the WEP/WPA keys every time I connect?