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    Default Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    Is there I guide on how to make an airport extreme card work with opensuse 11.0. Or can someone just tell me how?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    Open a terminal and type : /sbin/lspci

    Then dump the results for the Wireless/Network adapter here - this will identify the make, model and version number of the card that may give vital information as to what driver / firmware is required for the card to operate.

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    Code:
    0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 AGP
    0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW[Radeon 7500]
    0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 PCI
    0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    0001:10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 03)
    0001:10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
    0001:10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
    0002:20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 Internal PCI
    0002:20:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323
    0002:20:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev 01)

    Here it is

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    if it is wireless you want,here's the device

    0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    & have you read the stickies in the wireless section ? There is lots of good info there,especially for Broadcom devices,

    Andy

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    Yes that is the card and I have tried to do the stickies in the wireless section.

    But I can't get the
    Code:
    install_bcm43xx_firmware
    to install. First I change the directory to /usr/sbin/
    and then I did
    Code:
    sudo install_bcm43xx_firmware
    .

    But it said command not found.

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    you do not need to change directory, the command does everything for you.if sudo fails,try

    1 ) open a console
    2 ) su to root, enter root's password
    3 ) type /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware & press enter.

    You *MUST* have a wired connection for this to work

    Andy

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    linux500 wrote:
    > Yes that is the card and I have tried to do the stickies in the wireless
    > section.
    >
    > But I can't get the
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > install_bcm43xx_firmware
    > --------------------
    > to install. First I change the directory to /usr/sbin/
    > and then I did
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > sudo install_bcm43xx_firmware
    > --------------------


    The command line is fully qualified. You do not need to cd to /usr/sbin, which
    probably only works if you are root. Just type the command the way we wrote it.

    What errors are you getting when you try what the sticky says? Do you have
    Internet access?

    Larry

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    So I got the firmware to install. Then I went in to yaST and went to network devices network settings. I configured my card with the network essid and the wep key but no internet. Also the card will not search for a network by its self. Also it dose not work through network manger.

    Any Ideas

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    Default Re: Airport extreme in opensuse 11.0

    Have you gotten the NetworkManager update since you installed 11.0?

    In the NetworkManager applet, did you click on "Edit Connection" item and then
    add the connection for your device?

    When you are trying to connect, what pertinent data shows up in dmesg?

    Larry

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    I think I got my airport to work but if not my computer is know close enough to be plugged for faster internet. But thanks for all the help.

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