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Old 11-18-2007, 03:34 AM   #16
crsn263
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oh yeah i blacklisted the bcm43xx, and it says under ndiswrapper -l. that my driver is installed. i might be screwing something up in the network card setup.it is saying my broadcom is ethernet, not wireless. or i didnt get the driver set up right. im having to reboot to vista, to get on the internet, so i cant take any info over. i cant get stuff to linux without rebooting.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 04:54 AM   #17
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check opensuse web site

Hi

Check this link
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Broadcom_...ion_under_SUSE
it describes step by step for suse linux 10.3. I have tried it and worked. I tried ndiswrapper (from suse dvd) and worked fine for me. I use Suse 10.3 and Belkin wireless PCI adaptor based on broadcom bcm43xx chipset.

Suse 10.3 is good and powerful, but I also tried PCLinuxOS 2007 which recognized the card on setup and asked me for the bcmwl5.inf and configured it for me with ndiswrapper. It is much easier and lighter than Suse. Give it a try.

Good luck and don't forget to post your results.

Nabeel
 
Old 11-20-2007, 10:23 PM   #18
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see this is the hard part, the guy up there whose name i cant pronounce wries,

If you want to use the ndiswrapper driver, then you will need to blacklist the bcm43xx driver. You can't have both drivers loaded at the same time.
Add the line "blacklist bcm43xx" to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file.

Did you run the "YaST2 -> network -> network devices" configuration? You may need to enter "ndiswrapper" as the driver. Select the device and select "Edit".

what do i do with that? the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file. do i type that in a menu or try to find it somewhere, or what?
i cant find any of this shit.what do i open what do i type.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #19
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see this is the hard part, the guy up there whose name i cant pronounce wries,

If you want to use the ndiswrapper driver, then you will need to blacklist the bcm43xx driver. You can't have both drivers loaded at the same time.
Add the line "blacklist bcm43xx" to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file.

Did you run the "YaST2 -> network -> network devices" configuration? You may need to enter "ndiswrapper" as the driver. Select the device and select "Edit".

what do i do with that? the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file. do i type that in a menu or try to find it somewhere, or what?
i cant find any of this shit.what do i open what do i type.
Here is Copy & Paste from openSuse wiki:
PHP Code:
 openSUSE 10.2 Option 2 bcm43xx Removal Procedure


1. Start the shell console 
(Kmenu >System Terminal Program Terminal) and login as root with the command:

 
sux -

and 
type in the root password

See 
if you have the bcm43xx drivers still installed:

 
lsmod grep bcm43xx

Any response means it
's installed, so remove it:

 rmmod bcm43xx

Now blacklist it from being loaded again 
by adding the line "blacklist bcm43xx" 
to very bottom of the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file. 
To open the file with Kwrite type:

 su -c '
kwrite /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist'

2-Change to the directory where your driver is,in my case it is:
/home/download/belkin/drivers/

3-Check if threre are no other ndiswrapper modules loaded, type:

 ndiswrapper -l

if there are some, remove them by typing:

 ndiswrapper -r NAME_OF_MODULE (eg. ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5)

After this install the Drivermodule, typing:

 ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

and load the module by typing:

 modprobe ndiswrapper

Reboot. Now you can configure your WLAN card through 
YAST > Network devices > Network card 
and configure a new wireless card and use the module name ndiswrapper instead of bcm43xx. 
Then you enter other wireless configuration settings like, ssid, open wep, key, etc...

You can check if the card is active as from the console by typing:
[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F1] as "root" and type in

 iwconfig

or

 ifconfig

to see if the interface is recognized. 


Hope this helps!! 
 
Old 11-21-2007, 06:06 PM   #20
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suse has drivers for the broadcom cards in teh yast repo.

open yast and software management,
search kernel

install the relivant Brodcom module (at the botom of the list)

more i cannot tell you as i have never used a broadcom card,
 
  


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