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Old 02-21-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
alderfc7
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Unhappy SUSE 10.2 can't connect to access point!!!


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


Thank you

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Old 02-24-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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Hello I got the exact same problem as you describes. only difference is I got a 4306 broadcom.
and Uses a acer ferrari 3200.

if any got any idea please tell us how to

Sorry I didnt have any answer but I post so I can trace this post since I am on other forums to get the answer. (if I find it i post it here too)
 
Old 02-28-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Intel card on Dell

I'm a new Linux user running openSUSE 10.2 on a Dell Inspiron 6400, and I also don't know how to get my wireless card set up (its an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG)
 
Old 02-28-2007, 09:48 PM   #4
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I am posting this right now on SuSE 10.2 on a Gateway MX7515 laptop with a Broadcom card. Prior to 10.2, I always used Andrew18's howto: http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/linux/ndiswrapper/

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.

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Old 03-01-2007, 01:21 AM   #5
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THANKS AAAAA LLOOTTT!!!! You saved me:-) It works really great. I'm using the Knetworkmanager too!Thanks again
 
Old 03-01-2007, 06:47 AM   #6
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Nevermind

Actually, it appears to work just fine ... I think I had troubles trying to connect wirelessly while I had a running ethernet connection, but wireless is working now.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 09:11 AM   #7
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And then again ...

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.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 08:30 AM   #8
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I got mine to work via the local LUG (thanks sslug)we just cut the firmwareout of the original win driver with bcm43xx-fwcutter and put it into lib/drivers t think it was.

rebootet(to let the card load the new driver software) and tadaa network manager worked perfectly even with a WPA personal cryptet net.

hope this helps.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 09:05 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 10:50 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 08:41 AM   #11
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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?
 
  


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