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    Default Acer Aspire 5517 no wireless

    I recently purchased a laptop and put OpenSuse 11.2 32-bit on my machine.

    Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5517-5671 NoteBook AMD Athlon 64 TF-20(1.60GHz) 15.6" 3GB Memory DDR2 667 160GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Radeon HD 3200


    One problems I am having with it is i cannot get it to connect through wireless (but wired is fine).
    On the network controller applet it displays
    "wired network
    system eth0"

    and no options for wireless even after setting the wireless infomation (SSID and wpa psk info) it will not display the option to connect to wireless

    When I ran the command "lspci -vnn" I got the following for ethernet controllers



    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

    Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e01b]

    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

    Memory at d1100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]

    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3

    Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>

    Capabilities: [e8] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

    Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

    Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>

    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-ff-ff-00-ff-ff

    Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>

    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge


    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)

    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:028d]

    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29

    Memory at d1000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]

    I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]

    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3

    Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

    Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

    Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data

    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

    Capabilities: [180] Device Serial Number ff-33-ee-47-70-5a-b6-ff

    Kernel driver in use: atl1c


    Ive run the command sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    but it did not get the wireless working. any help will greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5517 no wireless

    You need to add the Packman repo

    Open a terminal and become su -

    do this:
    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://packman.unixheads.com/suse/11.2/ packman
    then
    Code:
    zypper ref
    accept key/licence

    then post me the result of this so I can tell you exactly which package
    Code:
    uname -a
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    Thanks for the info!

    heres the result of uname -a

    Code:
    Linux linux-8dtg 2.6.31.12-0.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-03-16 21:25:39 +0100 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5517 no wireless

    OK. Again in a su - terminal, assuming you added the Packman repo as I asked, do this:

    Code:
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop
    Once that's done, a reboot is the easiest. See how you get on..
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    Alright, that did it! Thanks so much for helping me with this.

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5517 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Saracen View Post
    Alright, that did it! Thanks so much for helping me with this.
    You are most welcome Saracen. Enjoy openSUSE
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