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    Question wmp54gs

    OK so suse 11 sees my wireless card from a default install.

    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Linksys WMP54GS version 1.1 [Wireless-G PCI Adapter] 802.11g w/SpeedBooster
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
    Memory at fdffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb


    But I cannot get it to see any wireless networks or even connect to mine. I dont see the need to have to use ndiswrapper if it sees my card. Does anyone know how to get this particular card to work? Everything looks fine I just cant connect to anything.

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    Default Re: wmp54gs

    you have to install the firmwire for your wireless card.
    go to yast=>software. than search for broadcom
    than you'll see a package called b43, firmwire for broadcom bcm43xx. after installing that, and a reboot. it should work.
    Linux rules

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    Default Re: wmp54gs

    Hell yea, thanks it worked. I finally have wireless.

    But I have the router right next to my pc and it says the signal is only half???? Weird.. maybe its not accurate??

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    Default Re: wmp54gs

    jaybott wrote:
    > Hell yea, thanks it worked. I finally have wireless.
    >
    > But I have the router right next to my pc and it says the signal is
    > only half???? Weird.. maybe its not accurate??


    All those signal quality numbers are purely arbitrary. For b43, I know as I
    wrote the code

    Larry

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    Oh so the pretty much mean nothing. Well the card seems to be working pretty good so I guess im ok with that.

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    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but I found this was very relevant to what I needed to know. This is exactly the problem I am facing right now and I can't update the firmware via YaST because I don't have an internet connection without wireless!

    What other alternatives do I have? All I need is to be able to put the firmware for the wireless NIC like the OP has done but without the use of an internet connection inside of openSUSE (I can use Windows for putting the files on an NTFS drive).

    I hope that made sense. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: wmp54gs

    If you are talking about the Broadcom driver, it is not done with YaST. If you
    look at the stickies at the beginning of this forum, there is a prescription on
    how to get the firmware with Windows and install it with a command-line sequence
    in Linux.

    Larry


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    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    If you are talking about the Broadcom driver, it is not done with YaST. If you
    look at the stickies at the beginning of this forum, there is a prescription on
    how to get the firmware with Windows and install it with a command-line sequence
    in Linux.

    Larry
    Thanks, can't believe I actually missed that.

    It's not working for some strange reason, it returns with:

    Code:
    Cannot open input file  broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o
    Any ideas? I followed the 3 easy steps very carefully. The file is actually in that directory, I tried doing it in full su mode as well (red font), didn't help.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    What are the permissions for the file? Use the command 'ls -l
    broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o' to find out.

    Larry

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    Sorry for being such a noob, but where do you get the firmware files? Are they included with opensuse?

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