infamous: This one is the NIC interface: hwcfg-bus-pci-0000:05:00.0
use the command "lspci-v" to get information on your wireless device. If you are dual booting, and both windows and linux are 32 bit (not amd64), then the driver that ndiswrapper needs ( the .inf and .sys files ) are in the windows partition.
I have an HP zv5000 laptop. It has an Amd64 chip, so I had to locate a 64 bit windows driver. I found a link to one at the www.linuxant.com
website. My laptop also uses a broadcom wireless device:
~/Documents> /sbin/lspci -v | sed -n '/Broadcom/,/^$/p'
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 12f4
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 201
Memory at 00000000e0104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
> /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
netbc564 driver present, hardware present
If your system is 32 bit, you will be able to find the driver googling for it. Linksys uses the same ndis driver . Look for BCMWL5.INF and BCMWL5.SYS. Some people on this site have had better luck using the BCMWL5A.INF for some broadcom wireless devices, but I think that may be for PCI wireless cards.
If you dual boot, search for these files in your Windows partition. After you install the ndis driver ( or should I say wrap it ), the interface may show up in the YaST network interfaces dialog.