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Old 11-28-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
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suse 10.0 broadcom 4311 wireless


I've been using Suse for 4+ years on servers and workstations. Now I an trying on a notebook, and I am unable to get wireless networking to function.

HP Pavilion dv6105us (AMD Turion)
1. Installed ndiswrapper (using yast).
2. Downloaded Broadcom WLAN driver SP33008A from HP (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...245619&lang=en)
3. Ran SP33008A.exe installer using wine
4. Ran ndiswrapper -i .wine/drive_c/SWSetup/SP33008A/bcmwl5.inf
5. Added network card via YAST (wireless, wlan0, ndiswrapper module).

iwconfig returns:
lo no wireless extensions
sit0 no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions

I've tried various other options (found on linuxquestions.org and suse). Is there an 'easy' solution? THANKS
 
Old 11-28-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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There are two steps you didn't carry out.

1) sudo /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -m # update the list of modules that get probed in the future when you boot up
2) modprobe ndiswrpper

Also, in the Yast -> Network Configuration -> Network Card: Be sure to click on the Advanced button on the bottom. Under hardware details, enter "ndiswrapper" for the module name if it isn't already.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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I did run 'ndiswrapper -m' previously; I get "modprobe already contains alias directive"

when I try to run 'modprobe ndiswrapper', I get "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found."

THANKS
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There are two steps you didn't carry out.

1) sudo /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -m # update the list of modules that get probed in the future when you boot up
2) modprobe ndiswrpper

Also, in the Yast -> Network Configuration -> Network Card: Be sure to click on the Advanced button on the bottom. Under hardware details, enter "ndiswrapper" for the module name if it isn't already.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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There are two packages for ndiswrapper. One is the ndiswrapper program itself and the other is the kernel-module-ndiswrapper package. I don't think that you installed the latter.
 
  


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