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Thread: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

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    Default Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    Hi members,

    Im new here, I have been struggling with my wireless network for sometime until today when i found an easy solution. So i want to share with you all.

    After trying many solutions on the net here is what worked
    on a 64bit machine opensuse 11.0

    (1) mkdir /home/username/wlan
    (2) cd /home/username/wlan
    (3) wget http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R174291.exe (the only file that seems to work)
    (4) wine R174291.exe
    (5) Specify the location where it is going to be installed preferrably /home/username/wlan
    (6) cd DRIVER
    (7) Assuming that you have already ndiswrapper installed:
    ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    (8) ndiswrapper -l (to check if its installed)
    you should get an output similar to this
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4315) present
    (9) sudo depmod -a
    (10) sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    (11) now i suggest you restart you computer
    (12) Use KNetwork to connect to the available wireless network and set the correct configuration

    Then now you can enjoy you wlan

    Regards

    Tschank Long live opensuse :-)

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    buddy thanks, will this also work on Broadcom 802.11b/g and on 32 bit computer / laptop.

    Regards
    Devang Parikh

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    If remember well after unpacking they were both version of the driver in the /DRIVER/ folder give it a try. make sure first you have BCM4310

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    lspci -v | grep Broadcom (to check what kind of card you have)

    And one thing i forgot to mention blacklist the bcm43xx
    For blacklisting

    echo 'blacklist bcm43xx' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

    All the best
    Tschank

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    tschank wrote:
    > If remember well after unpacking they were both version of the driver in
    > the /DRIVER/ folder give it a try. make sure first you have BCM4310


    It is not necessary to have a BCM4310. The same method worked with my BCM4311
    and it should also work with the 802.11n versions of the BCM43XX cards. Note: I
    is not necessary, or even recommended, to use ndiswrapper with any card
    supported by b43, such as the BCM4311; however, with the BCM4310 USB or 802.11n
    cards, b43 will not work (yet).

    Larry

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    I'm definately not recommending to use ndiswrapper but since BCM4310 is still not fully functional with the current kernel the only working method that ive come accross is using the ndiswrapper. As far as i know b43 has not yet implented this card. Until then this is the "only" option. Its nice to know that it works with all BCm43xx family. Ive only tested it on 4310.

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    Know this was posted a while ago but just wanted to say thanks. Spent ages trying to get my wireless card to work and this solved it in minutes. Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    Hi. can you maybe explain this steps like i'm a five year old?
    the computer doesn't have a cd drive,only usb or ethernet, I have a usb jumpdrive available.
    My network is from Broadcom corp. a BCM 4312 rev 02 (hp2133, SLE SP2).
    Tk

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    lfvear wrote:
    > Hi. can you maybe explain this steps like i'm a five year old?
    > the computer doesn't have a cd drive,only usb or ethernet, I have a usb
    > jumpdrive available.
    > My network is from Broadcom corp. a BCM 4312 rev 02 (hp2133, SLE SP2).


    Your device needs either ndiswrapper and a Windows driver, or the Broadcom
    hybrid driver. The Broadcom hybrid driver is now easier - just use YaST to
    install the broadcom-wl package for your architecture and kernel. You will need
    the packman repository (http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.1/) enabled.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    Your device needs either ndiswrapper and a Windows driver, or the Broadcom
    hybrid driver. The Broadcom hybrid driver is now easier - just use YaST to
    install the broadcom-wl package for your architecture and kernel. You will need
    the packman repository (Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.1) enabled.

    Larry
    Thanks Larry, at the address you gave me says suse 11.1, I have SLED 10 sp2. How do, I am new to linux
    tks
    lfvear

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