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    Default Broadcom BCM4328

    hey i got an new hp pavilion dv9000 and installed opensuse 10.3 64 bit on it and the yast network card setup can't see the wireless network card in it. it sees the normal network card just not the Broadcom BCM4328 card but i shows up under hardware info
    i'm new to linux need help

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    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4328

    dever229 wrote:
    > hey i got an new hp pavilion dv9000 and installed opensuse 10.3 64 bit
    > on it and the yast network card setup can't see the wireless network
    > card in it. it sees the normal network card just not the Broadcom
    > BCM4328 card but i shows up under hardware info
    > i'm new to linux need help


    The BCM4328 has an SPROM that has not yet been decoded, has an LP-PHY
    that is different from any previously used, and has a new radio type.
    Accordingly, it does not work with bcm43xx or b43. The reverse
    engineering team that gave you those drivers is at work on the
    problem, but we do not know when a driver will be available.

    Your only recourse is to use ndiswrapper with the Windows driver. It
    will likely work if you have a 32-bit system; however, the 64-bit
    version did not work on my system. As a b43 developer, I had a
    BCM4311/2 available, which I am now using.

    Larry


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    Default Re: Broadcom BCM4328

    I'm using openSuse 11.0 64-bit with the same Broadcom BCM4328 wireless a/b/g/n network card which is also in a HP Pavilion dv9913cl notebook and am also experiencing difficulty gaining a wireless connection.

    I can get online with the wired connection, just not wireless. Considering the previous response to this thread was two months ago, has there by any chance been any progress for individuals with this situation.

    I just purchased this laptop a couple days ago and it would be nice to use the wireless connection.

    The card is recognized in the Hardware Information list, yet it isn't recognized in Konsole.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    The open-source driver b43 has not yet been revised to support any
    802.11n cards such as the BCM4328. The reverse engineering is in
    progress, but a long way from completion.

    Your only recourse is to use ndiswrapper.

    Larry

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    Question Re: Broadcom BCM4328

    ndiswrapper is very good, but i'm wondering if it would work
    with the bcm-driver after all.
    just today i had to fix a Broadcom WLAN Card driver problem in openSUSE 11.0.
    I don't know if it was an earlier model, but did you try the following command (in a konsole):
    Code:
    install_b43xx_firmware
    It's contained in the package: b43-fwcutter.
    Maybe you first have to download it with YaST from the OSS-Repo. I just ran this on a notebook today
    It downloads and installs the Broadcom Firmware automatically. You just need to reboot afterwards
    But note: I'm not sure if this also applies to your Broadcam Wireless Card.

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