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    billlava NNTP User

    Default Can't activate Broadcom wireless card

    Hi, i just installed OpenSuse 11 on my HP pavilion dv6000 laptop. Previously I hadbeen running mandriva linuxand had gotten the wireless card to work using the ndiswrappper method. I've tried that andeverything I can think of to get the wireless up and running on this new install, but so far, no dice. The little light for my wireless card won't even turn blue. It just stays orange no matter how many times I switch it on/off. Any suggestions as to how I can get the wireless up and running?

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    Default Re: Can't activate Broadcom wireless card

    billlava wrote:
    > Hi, i just installed OpenSuse 11 on my HP pavilion dv6000 laptop.
    > Previously I hadbeen running mandriva linuxand had gotten the wireless
    > card to work using the ndiswrappper method. I've tried that
    > andeverything I can think of to get the wireless up and running on this
    > new install, but so far, no dice. The little light for my wireless card
    > won't even turn blue. It just stays orange no matter how many times I
    > switch it on/off. Any suggestions as to how I can get the wireless up
    > and running?


    Check the output of the following command in a console:

    /sbin/lspci -v

    Post the section that describes your wireless device

    You should also look at the output og a dmesg command. What does that have to
    say about your wireless device?

    Larry



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    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: Can't activate Broadcom wireless card

    billlava wrote:

    >
    > Hi, i just installed OpenSuse 11 on my HP pavilion dv6000 laptop.
    > Previously I hadbeen running mandriva linuxand had gotten the wireless
    > card to work using the ndiswrappper method. I've tried that
    > andeverything I can think of to get the wireless up and running on this
    > new install, but so far, no dice. The little light for my wireless card
    > won't even turn blue. It just stays orange no matter how many times I
    > switch it on/off. Any suggestions as to how I can get the wireless up
    > and running?
    >
    >


    I have an HP530 with the same card I think, an Intel Pro/wireless 2200g
    which appears to be a Broadcom 4310 under the hood, and I can only get it
    to work in 10.3 using ndiswrapper. It isn't supported yet by b34, see
    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...b43#fw-b43-new.

    I see Intel have Linux drivers for this card and will try out these shortly.
    See
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...s=39&submit=Go!

    Problem isn't just for 11.0, it also affects latest versions of other
    providers, e.g. Ubuntu.

    --
    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy


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    Default Re: Can't activate Broadcom wireless card

    If the device is a BCM4310, the reverse engineering for that device is in progress. We, the bcm43xx developers, hope to have a driver within the next few months. At the moment, ndiswrapper is the only viable solution; however, I was unable to get it to work on my x86_64 system when I tried 3 months ago. Perhaps ndiswrapper will work now.

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