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Old 02-28-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Wireless on Suse 9.2

OS: SuSe Linux 9.2 x86_64.

System: AMD 3200+, Nvidia Gforce 440 go 64 Mb, Compaq Presario R3000z. BroadCom Wireless card.

Problem: I have read the post "NDISWrapper + Suse 9.2" and many others to make my Wireless card work. after installing the NDISWrapper kernel module from yast, and following the steps given on the post i said i read (which is perfect) i have this !@#$ problem.

1. I get the Windows driver for my wireless card (bcmw15.inf) and i did "ndiswrapper -i bcmw15.inf) ---> went ok. ( also have bcmw15.sys but dont know i i have to use this)

2. i did "ndiswrapper -l" this is what i got:

Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 hardware present

3. i put down my eth0 by ifdown eth0 ---> went ok.

4. dhcpcd wlan0 --> return nothing.

5. ifup wlan0 ---> here is my problem :

linux:/windows/D # ifup wlan0
ERROR: Interface wlan0 is not available

linux:/windows/D # ifconfig (WITH ETH0 OFF)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:10192 (9.9 Kb) TX bytes:10192 (9.9 Kb)

linux:/windows/D # ifconfig (WITH ETH0 ON)
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:48:CB:AE
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:4083 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3175 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2732759 (2.6 Mb) TX bytes:404140 (394.6 Kb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x2800

linux:/windows/D # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.
Old 02-28-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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The wlan0 device is created after you run ndiswrapper -m. From your post it also doesn't look like you loaded ndiswrapper with modprobe and that is definitely going to cause trouble. I would suggest reading through the install instructions at either the ndiswrapper wiki (they also have Suse specific instructions) or working through the INSTALL file that comes with ndiswrapper. Basically it looks as if you skipped a few steps in the installation process.
Old 02-28-2005, 01:38 PM   #3
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As Hangdog said you have to do the old ndiswrapper -m and then configure the card using Yast. While you are in yast going into system - etc/sysconfig Editor - System - kernel and then type ndiswrapper in the box. That will load your ndiswrapper at boot.

Then you should be "cooking with gas".


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