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Old 09-18-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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suse 10.1 hpzd8000 ndiswrapper 1.23 broadcom 4318 wireless problem

Alright.. I have SuSE 10.1 installed on a HP Pavilion ZD8000 laptop
with the following:

hpzd8k:/home/chad # iwconfig wlan0 essid XXXX
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
hpzd8k:/home/chad # ifup wlan0
Interface wlan0 is not available
hpzd8k:/home/chad # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

hpzd8k:/home/chad # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:8E:84:4D
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe8e:844d/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:1272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1265 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1186186 (1.1 Mb) TX bytes:212415 (207.4 Kb)
Interrupt:225 Base address:0x6400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4664 (4.5 Kb) TX bytes:4664 (4.5 Kb)

hpzd8k:/home/chad # ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present

I have tried everything and cannot get it to work.. anyone else use this card?
Old 09-20-2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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i have other laptop and other card. but i had the similar problem. my experience may be helpful for you.

when i put /sbin/modprob ndiswrapper line at begining of /etc/rc.d/rc.modules that the problem is solved. i do not know why but it's a fact.
if you dont have such file in suse you need to find simililar file at your system. rc.modules is a file which loads kernel modules during start up stage.

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