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Old 10-25-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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SuSE 10.3 Need WiFi how 2

I have installed 10.3.
Works great, all the 1 Click software stuff.
DVD plays, MP3 & 4, 3d on Nvidia FX 5200, etc.
Except wireless.

MN-730 54G wifi PCI card [broadcom 43XX] detected.
configured but Wont work.

I have to original windows drivers.
Ndiswrapper doesnt work, or at least I cant get it to work.

Rebooted, formated and reinstalled 10.3 to get rid of any mess from trying.

Can someone post a step by step on how to get this going at 54G?

Old 10-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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same problem

I have suse10.3 and am unable to connect to internet. I did an lspci on the terminal and it shows an intel ethernet controller 82801CAM(ich3)pro/100ve.
I used the yast to configure and it still does not work. I need a step by step.
Old 10-25-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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Try these links they will help.
Old 10-26-2007, 08:03 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Mocrosoft MN-730 PCI Working!!!!

I used several other folks trial and error reports to get this working.

1.Removed bcm43xx driver
Su mode rmmod bcm43xx

2.Blacklist bcm433xx driver
[has to be done in SU ## gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
add "blacklist bcm43xx" to the bottom of the list. then save.
3 Edited SU mode gedit /etc/sysconfig/hardware/hwcfg-bus-pci-xxx change bcm43xx to your card, if it is listed. If not leave.
4 Editied /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
locate the following lines:

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x4318 (bcm43xx)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:14:a5:27:2b:2f", NAME="eth1"

and change it to

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x4318 (ndiswrapper)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:14:a5:27:2b:2f", NAME="wlan0"

Save file & exit.

Configure your card. Modual name is ndiswrapper.
I have my card set for external mode, you may need to use another setting?
Turn net manager on.

If you still have no wifi enter SU mode and type modprobe ndiswrapper

That is how I got on line....

For now anyway
Old 10-26-2007, 09:38 PM   #5
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I have Broadcom bcm4311 (Dell 1390 WLAN) and I followed this to the letter:

It worked.


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