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Old 07-31-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Exclamation How put a work WLAN card Broadcom BCM 4311 on SuSe 10.1?

I have laptop HP nx6310 with integrated WLAN card Broadcom bcm 4311. In windows XP all ok. All work's. But in SuSe linux 10.1 is not work. If i installed system i havent this device in list.
Output from lspci>
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Expr
ess Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Exp
ress Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express In
tegrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Aud
io Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (r
ev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (r
ev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (r
ev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Control ler (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (re v 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (re v 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller AHCI (rev 01)
02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments Unknown device 8039
02:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments Unknown device 803a
02:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 4311 (rev 01)

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Old 07-31-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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That card works with ndiswrapper, a system for using the windows wireless driver for that card in linux. There aren't any native linux drivers for that card in the current suse kernel so you have to use ndiswrapper and the windows driver. Search the board for "ndiswrapper AND broadcom" you will find numerous posts addressing this issue. In general the steps are:

1. Install ndiswrapper;
2. Install the windows driver in linux using ndiswrapper;
3. Modify the configuration files to autoload ndiswrapper on boot;
4. Configure the wireless network settings.

I might add this is a lot to do if you are unfamiliar with linux.
Old 08-01-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
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If i tryed install ndiswrapper i have this massage>

make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.21/driver'
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/;
give the path to kernel build directory with
KBUILD=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.21/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2

I not understand what i must to do.
Old 08-01-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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now i have installed ndiswrapper. i try install device...
Old 11-10-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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I know this reply is a bit late, but I only just discovered what went wrong when trying to compile ndiswrapper on Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft). I basically get the same error and all I had to do was download and install some compiling tools by typing 'sudo apt-get isntall build-essential'. Then ndiswrapper compiled without a hitch and the BCM 4311 is now working, too.
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I've installed SuSE 10.1 x86-64 architecture on a HP Pavilion dv2120us notebook. The notebook has the BCM 4311 device. Installed the ndiswrapper from the SuSE 10.1 installation DVD. Got the bcmwl5.inf file from the 'Software & Driver downloads*HP Pavilion dv2120us Notebook PC' site - the sp33575.exe download. ndiswrapper reports the bcmwl5 driver is installed. Configured the wireless settings. Ran dhclient wlan0 and got a DHCP address!

# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present

# iwlist wlan0 scan
< showed my AP>

# iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed

# iwconfig wlan0 key open XXXXXXXX

# iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID

## wlan0 ESSID must be set now, verify...

# iwconfig wlan0

# dhclient wlan0
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So i am guessing your are all good now right?


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