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    Post Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    Sorry for my english, I speak spanish

    1) Open a terminal and login as root, then run:

    lspci | grep Broadcom

    results would be something like this:

    05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

    2) Download the driver:

    RapidShare: Easy Filehosting

    3) In terminal run (as root):

    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe -r b44
    modprobe -r b43legacy
    modprobe -r ssb

    4) Install ndiswrapper from openSUSE dvd

    5) Install the driver (in a terminal as root):

    ndiswrapper -i /(driver's folder)/bcmwl5.inf
    ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: ssb)
    ndiswrapper -m
    modprobe ndiswrapper

    6) Load ndiswrapper on boot system

    - edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel

    add "ndiswrapper" in the section MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="" --->MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="ndiswrapper"

    save and exit

    -edit /etc/rc.d/boot.local

    add at the end of the file the following lines :
    modprobe -r b44
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe -r b43legacy
    modprobe -r ssb
    modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    modprobe b44

    exit 0

    save and exit

    restart de system and wifi is ready to be used

    it's all


    bye bye, from Argentina...joaco

  2. #2
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    jnigro wrote:
    > Sorry for my english, I speak spanish
    >
    > 1) Open a terminal and login as root, then run:
    >
    > lspci | grep Broadcom
    >
    > results would be something like this:
    >
    > 05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One
    > 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    >
    > 2) Download the driver:
    >
    > 'RapidShare: Easy Filehosting'
    > (http://rapidshare.com/files/72536890/SP36684A.zip.html)
    >
    > 3) In terminal run (as root):
    >
    > modprobe -r b43
    > modprobe -r b44
    > modprobe -r b43legacy
    > modprobe -r ssb
    >
    > 4) Install ndiswrapper from openSUSE dvd
    >
    > 5) Install the driver (in a terminal as root):
    >
    > ndiswrapper -i /(driver's folder)/bcmwl5.inf
    > ndiswrapper -l
    > bcmwl5 : driver installed
    > device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: ssb)
    > ndiswrapper -m
    > modprobe ndiswrapper
    >
    > 6) Load ndiswrapper on boot system
    >
    > - edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel
    >
    > add "ndiswrapper" in the section MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT=""
    > --->MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="ndiswrapper"
    >
    > save and exit
    >
    > -edit /etc/rc.d/boot.local
    >
    > add at the end of the file the following lines :
    > modprobe -r b44
    > modprobe -r b43
    > modprobe -r b43legacy
    > modprobe -r ssb
    > modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    > modprobe ndiswrapper
    > modprobe b44
    >
    > exit 0
    >
    > save and exit
    >
    > restart de system and wifi is ready to be used
    >


    Yes, this method will work, but be aware of the consequences. First of
    all, you are running a Windows driver with no protection against
    errors in that driver. What would be a Blue Screen of Death in Windows
    is a Linux crash. Secondly, loading that driver sets the "tainted"
    flag, which means that no kernel developer will even look at any other
    problem you might have.

    A better method is to have a wired network connection, launch a
    console terminal and enter the following command:

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    This script will install the firmware necessary to use the open-source
    driver. Once that is done, your wireless will work without tainting
    your kernel.

    Larry

  3. #3

    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    Ok, but I don't have a wired connection

    I find my solution only this way

    thank for explanation

  4. #4
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    jnigro wrote:
    > Ok, but I don't have a wired connection
    >
    > I find my solution only this way


    I cannot find your previous posting. Does your wireless now work, or
    do you still need help? If so, does your system dual boot Windows?
    Does your wireless work that way?

    Larry

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    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    Hi Larry, this is my first post.

    My wireless is working perfectly

    I use dual boot, opensuse and windows

    my problem is that I connect my laptop to the Internet through an public AP, therefore could not use internet until load my wireless
    then I invent this method of installation to use my wireless, when you not have a wired connection to use the script

    the driver+ndiswrapper is perfectly stable, and is working ok

    I come from ubuntu and there also used ndiswrapper. I never had a problem

    this tutorial can serve to people without internet conection

    bye, bye ....from Argentina, joaco

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    thrgadgetman NNTP User

    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    I have been tryin for the last 40 hours to get mine working and I have tried both methods. It lights up and recognizes it, but won't connect to a router. Any Ideas

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    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    thrgadgetman wrote:
    > I have been tryin for the last 40 hours to get mine working and I have
    > tried both methods. It lights up and recognizes it, but won't connect
    > to a router. Any Ideas


    You should not hijack a thread. Please start a new one.

    When you do, please open a terminal and post the output of the command

    dmesg | egrep "ssb|b43"

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    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    On 11/02/2010 02:36 AM, the gripmaster wrote:
    >
    > I have created a self extracting archive which you can download here
    > url removed
    >
    > After downloading,
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > su -
    > sh broadcom-wifi-driver.sh
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > That's it. You do not need to have Internet connection, the
    > self-extracting file (broadcom-wifi-driver.sh) contains everything you
    > need.


    I applaud your efforts; however, did you obtain the right to redistribute the
    Broadcom driver files from openWRT or Broadcom? If not, please remove this code
    immediately. As far as I know, neither you nor anyone else has the right to
    redistribute this firmware. That is the reason the setup is the way it is. If I
    am wrong, please post the URL of the document granting this license.

    At the moment, we of the wireless community are trying to convince Broadcom that
    it is in their best interests to grant a redistribution license so that the
    firmware can be added to the linux-firmware package. Any unauthorized
    redistribution of their intellectual property does not help our cause.
    Last edited by swerdna; 06-Nov-2010 at 03:46. Reason: url removed

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    Default Re: Install Broadcom 4318 in openSUSE 11

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 11/02/2010 02:36 AM, the gripmaster wrote:
    >
    > I have created a self extracting archive which you can download here
    > url removed
    >
    > After downloading,
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > su -
    > sh broadcom-wifi-driver.sh
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > That's it. You do not need to have Internet connection, the
    > self-extracting file (broadcom-wifi-driver.sh) contains everything you
    > need.


    I applaud your efforts; however, did you obtain the right to redistribute the
    Broadcom driver files from openWRT or Broadcom? If not, please remove this code
    immediately. As far as I know, neither you nor anyone else has the right to
    redistribute this firmware. That is the reason the setup is the way it is. If I
    am wrong, please post the URL of the document granting this license.

    At the moment, we of the wireless community are trying to convince Broadcom that
    it is in their best interests to grant a redistribution license so that the
    firmware can be added to the linux-firmware package. Any unauthorized
    redistribution of their intellectual property does not help our cause.
    Thanks for pointing that out. I could not find an edit button to edit my post. And I have also lost the link to delete it from rapidshare. Anyway I have reported my own post to be removed by the admins.
    Last edited by swerdna; 06-Nov-2010 at 13:03. Reason: url removed

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