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Old 11-03-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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SUSE 10 and BCM4318


I just installed SUSE 10 on my Dell Latitude 110L laptop. Everything went fine installed everything ok. When I do a system information check I see my wireless card listed. But when I go to the YaST and Network Cards and my wireless card is not listed. At this point I searched for a solution and found ndiswrapper and the windows drivers and followed the instructions and could not get it to work.

I got ndiswrapper to report that the driver was installed and the hardware was present but when I tried to modprobe ndiswrapper and set the iwconfig and it only show the following

lo no wireless extensions
sit0 no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions.

At this point I am lost and I am a real n00b to Linux so any help would be greatly appreacated.

Thank you
 
Old 11-03-2005, 10:34 PM   #2
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Welp

After trial and error I found that you do not need ndiswrapper with the BCM4318 and SUSE10. I removed all windows drivers from the Computer. Then I removed all drivers from ndiswrapper.

Once that was done I went to:

YaST Control Center
Network Card
Removed all network cards from the list
Then created a new one call wlan0
added nothing to the configuration just kept clicking next untill I was back to the YaST Control Center window closed it down then opened root access in term window and typed in dhcpup wlan0.

After that I did a ifup wlan0 and there was my IP address and I could surf.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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Bad news

worked for a little bit then I rebooted and it did not work again. O well I guess I go back to winblows.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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well I got it to work. I had to remove everything and reinstall all networks from the console. works great after multi reboots
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:14 PM   #5
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Warning my terminology may not be correct I am a linux n00b. You have been warned!!!!

First thing is to remove any wlan from YaST!!



Here ya go this is how I got it to work.
1. You must have these two files in a directory of your choice bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys. These are the driver files.

2. Once that is done you must use a terminal window(I used the super user one). Make sure you are using the root user in the terminal window.

3.Move to the directory where you placed the files(you have to be in that directory for the following to work

4. Make sure you have ndiswrapper installed. Then do this ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

5. Then this modprobe ndiswrapper

6. Now go back into YaST and install a wlan0 adapter (DO NOT SELECT ONE FROM THE LIST) just do a manual install and call the adapter wlan0. Go al lthe way through and it should be installed. But we need to go back to terminal window we have open.

7. type in iwconfig wlan0 it should now show up there. If it is there you did all the step correctly.

8. now type ifup wlan0(if it says is is already setup but you do not have an ip then go to step 9) if you do this command and it looks for an IP and then assigns one then your in business.

9. type dhcpcd wlan0(this will clear the current non work ip assigned to the adapter) then type ifup wlan0. and if everything is ok you should get an IP address and be able to use the internet.

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