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    Lam3r_co NNTP User

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    I have dell branded BCM4312 wireless card and the problem is, it hasn't assigned wlan0.
    When I look in hardware info, I can find "Kernel driver ssb" "Active:Yes" "Modprobe:Yes"
    In /var/log/boot.msg there is nothing about "firmware, wlan0" or "kill radio"
    I think the solution will be simple, but I fiddle with it second day and still nothing.
    So please, how do I "activate" my card?
    I updated also kernel to Linux linux-e498 2.6.31-44-default #1 SMP 2009-09-17 21:26:29 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Using OpenSuSE 11.1

    Thank You in advance

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA

    Default Re: broadcom wireless making trouble (read stickies)

    If you had done a search, you would have seen that the 14e4:4315 is
    not supported by the standard kernel in 11.1. You either need to
    download and build compat-wireless, install the Broadcom wl package,
    or install a 2.6.31 kernel. The first and last options will also
    require firmware.

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    Lam3r_co NNTP User

    Default Re: broadcom wireless making trouble (read stickies)


    I have kernel 2.6.31-44-default. Now I installed broadcom-wl package with all of it's dependencies. Only thing that happened is, that in hardware information my wireless card is marked as "Active: no" (before these drivers there has been "Active: Yes"
    (and it disabled my touchpad, but that is solved now)

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Default Re: broadcom wireless making trouble (read stickies)

    I have same wifi chips. I got it work with type this in terminal : sudo zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default. This would install the driver. Then reboot,u should be able to use yr wifi.
    Dell Latitude D620~Intel Core2Duo T2300 1.66GHz~Intel 945GM~DDR2 667 2GB~openSUSE 12.1 KDE x86.

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