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    uncholowapo NNTP User

    Default [openSUSE 11]Problems with my "integrated" wireless

    For some reason Toshiba decided to intigrate an RTL8187B USB 2.0 wireless adapter into my L45 Satellite as the default wireless device. I have had problems with this device in Fedora and CentOS too. I thought moving on to openSUSE was going to solve the problem but apperantly not.

    Now it doesn't get detected my Network Manager, only the ethernet port does. Is there anyway of making it work because I really want to take it around my house when I am doing some work. It gets annoying having to sit at my desk instead of my couch.

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    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: [openSUSE 11]Problems with my "integrated" wireless

    uncholowapo wrote:

    >
    > For some reason Toshiba decided to intigrate an RTL8187B USB 2.0
    > wireless adapter into my L45 Satellite as the default wireless device.
    > I have had problems with this device in Fedora and CentOS too. I
    > thought moving on to openSUSE was going to solve the problem but
    > apperantly not.
    >
    > Now it doesn't get detected my Network Manager, only the ethernet port
    > does. Is there anyway of making it work because I really want to take
    > it around my house when I am doing some work. It gets annoying having
    > to sit at my desk instead of my couch.
    >
    >


    I've had similar trouble with an HP530 which has a Broadcom BCM4310 which
    Linux recognises only as a USB device. This gives more or less the same
    symptoms as you're having with yours. Unfortunately, I haven't got it
    working with 11.0 but have found a way to get it running (most of the time)
    with 10.3. It involves going back to using Ndiswrapper and the XP driver -
    Vista driver will not work. I think I've seen somewhere that Ndiswrapper
    and 11.0 don't match up too well, though I could be mistaken.

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    uncholowapo NNTP User

    Default Re: [openSUSE 11]Problems with my "integrated" wireless

    I have heard and tried Ndiswrapper with Fedora 9 and came up empty. But I used the win98 driver instead.

    I am new to the ways of openSUSE but not to linux. I have been into linux for about half a year now. I am more expirenced in using yum and rpm than the zypper method you guys have(i think). I will learn though. So do you think you can try and help me out and I'll experiment for you on openSUSE 11.

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    uncholowapo NNTP User

    Default Re: [openSUSE 11]Problems with my "integrated" wireless

    Thank you.

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