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    Default SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    Hello

    With SUSE 11.0 I am unable to make the wireless card function, I know that this card works because I had SUSE 10.3 on this system until I upgraded over the weekend.

    Here are the instructions I used to get the wireless to work on SUSE 10.3:

    ---------

    -place the windows wireless drivers here - /home/tester/drivers/d631_wlan/

    -enable super user

    -Install the driver using ndiswrapper
    ndiswrapper -i /home/tester/drivers/d631_wlan/bcmwl5.inf

    -Make sure the driver installed
    ndiswrapper -l

    -Write the driver to modprobe
    ndiswrapper -m

    -Initialize the device and the driver
    modprobe ndiswrapper

    ---After this the wireles card worked and I was able to see the device using ifconfig and iwconfig as well as connect to a network.

    ---------

    When I tried the same steps on SUSE 11.0, nothing happens; meaning that I am unable to see the device using ifconfig or iwconfig.

    * when I run lspci I see the device:
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Chad

  2. #2

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    Quick Update:

    I tried the suggestion on, "Broadcom Card 4318... HELP!", a few posts before mine and updating the firmware did not help.

    Thanks
    Chad

  3. #3
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    chadbyoung wrote:
    > Quick Update:
    >
    > I tried the suggestion on, "Broadcom Card 4318... HELP!", a few posts
    > before mine and updating the firmware did not help.


    The open-source driver will not work for the 4328 as the reverse
    engineering has not been completed.

    You will need to use ndiswrapper as you were trying, but I cannot help
    you with it.

    Larry

  4. #4
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    chadbyoung wrote:

    >
    > Hello
    >
    > With SUSE 11.0 I am unable to make the wireless card function, I know
    > that this card works because I had SUSE 10.3 on this system until I
    > upgraded over the weekend.
    >
    > Here are the instructions I used to get the wireless to work on SUSE
    > 10.3:
    >
    > ---------
    >
    > -place the windows wireless drivers here -
    > /home/tester/drivers/d631_wlan/
    >
    > -enable super user
    >
    > -Install the driver using ndiswrapper
    > ndiswrapper -i /home/tester/drivers/d631_wlan/bcmwl5.inf
    >
    > -Make sure the driver installed
    > ndiswrapper -l
    >
    > -Write the driver to modprobe
    > ndiswrapper -m
    >
    > -Initialize the device and the driver
    > modprobe ndiswrapper
    >
    > ---After this the wireles card worked and I was able to see the device
    > using ifconfig and iwconfig as well as connect to a network.
    >
    > ---------
    >
    > When I tried the same steps on SUSE 11.0, nothing happens; meaning that
    > I am unable to see the device using ifconfig or iwconfig.
    >
    > * when I run lspci I see the device:
    > 0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
    > (rev 03)
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >


    Perhaps try the forums at the ndiswrapper site -
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/index.php

    In fact, perhaps I ought to as well, since I've similar problems with
    another Broadcom device.

    --
    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman, not newsboy.
    "What use is happiness? It can't buy you money." [Chic Murray, 1919-85]

  5. #5

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    Has anyone had success conntecting to a wireless network with this card: Broadcom BCM4328?

    Thanks
    Chad

  6. #6
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    chadbyoung wrote:
    > Has anyone had success conntecting to a wireless network with this card:
    > Broadcom BCM4328?


    The BCM4328 has not yet been reverse engineered. For it, you will need
    to blacklist ssb and use ndiswrapper with a Windows driver. If your
    ethernet interface is a BCM44XX, you will have problems.

    Larry

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    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    Hi chadbyoung

    Try with this:

    Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11 - openSUSE Forums

    Is for Broadcom 4318 + ndiswrapper, but maybe works for you

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    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    jnigro wrote:
    > Hi chadbyoung
    >
    > Try with this:
    >
    > 'Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11 - openSUSE Forums'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/5nkv3a)
    >
    > Is for Broadcom 4318 + ndiswrapper, but maybe works for you


    For a BCM4318, ndiswrapper is the last thing you should use. If you do
    you are just asking for the same kind of crashes that Windows has.
    Remember that the memory layout is different in Linux and that some of
    the Windows drivers have bugs that do not cause any difficulty in
    Windows, but will lead to spontaneous reboots in Linux.

    To use the open-source driver b43, which has been extensively tested,
    you need to install the firmware and configure the interface.

    Larry

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    Exclamation Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    Quote Originally Posted by chadbyoung View Post
    Hello

    With SUSE 11.0 I am unable to make the wireless card function, I know that this card works because I had SUSE 10.3 on this system until I upgraded over the weekend.

    Here are the instructions I used to get the wireless to work on SUSE 10.3:

    ---------

    -place the windows wireless drivers here - /home/tester/drivers/d631_wlan/

    -enable super user

    -Install the driver using ndiswrapper
    ndiswrapper -i /home/tester/drivers/d631_wlan/bcmwl5.inf

    -Make sure the driver installed
    ndiswrapper -l

    -Write the driver to modprobe
    ndiswrapper -m

    -Initialize the device and the driver
    modprobe ndiswrapper

    ---After this the wireles card worked and I was able to see the device using ifconfig and iwconfig as well as connect to a network.

    ---------

    When I tried the same steps on SUSE 11.0, nothing happens; meaning that I am unable to see the device using ifconfig or iwconfig.

    * when I run lspci I see the device:
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Chad
    I have the same problem. The card is working! Here is the output of:

    # iwlist scan wlan0

    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:18:4D:93:7A:E2
    ESSID:"WLAN836"
    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
    Mode:Managed
    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
    Quality:15/100 Signal level:-86 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
    Encryption keyff
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Extra:bcn_int=100
    Extra:atim=0
    So ...

    The question is how to use the card with KDE4

    KNetworkManager is no longer a part of KDE4 is what it looks like to me. I could really use some help on this subject.

  10. #10

    Default Re: SUSE 11.0 Wireless not working - Broadcom BCM4328

    Quote Originally Posted by dpicella View Post
    I have the same problem. The card is working! Here is the output of:

    # iwlist scan wlan0


    So ...

    The question is how to use the card with KDE4

    KNetworkManager is no longer a part of KDE4 is what it looks like to me. I could really use some help on this subject.
    It's the little grey globe on the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on it and select :: New Connection>wlan01
    Then follow the steps right through for checking your settings.

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