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    Exclamation Compaq CQ57 notebook wireless problem on OpenSUSE 12.1

    Dear All,

    I was using the Compaq CQ57 notebook (there is also a sub number but it is not known) with Windows 7 Ultimate, but I decided to quit Windows and formatted the computer, and installed OpenSUSE 12.1 with KDE environment. When I was using with Windows, there were not problems with the wireless card; it was capable of receiving signals from two rooms apart. Now, however, I could only use the notebook with wireless in the very room where the wireless modem is. So we can conclude that I have a problem with signal strength. I have found a website with the Windows 7 driver at Broadcom driver for Win7/ and heard something like ndiswrapper. What are your suggestions? The wiki page at Ndiswrapper page is not helping much, I am awaiting your help. If you need any additional info, please post and I will try to find.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ57 notebook wireless problem on OpenSUSE 12.1

    W dniu 02.05.2012 o 08:46 bakkurt <bakkurt@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org>
    pisze:

    >
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I was using the Compaq CQ57 notebook (there is also a sub number but it
    > is not known) with Windows 7 Ultimate, but I decided to quit Windows and
    > formatted the computer, and installed OpenSUSE 12.1 with KDE
    > environment. When I was using with Windows, there were not problems with
    > the wireless card; it was capable of receiving signals from two rooms
    > apart. Now, however, I could only use the notebook with wireless in the
    > very room where the wireless modem is. So we can conclude that I have a
    > problem with signal strength. I have found a website with the Windows 7
    > driver at 'Broadcom driver for Win7/' (http://tinyurl.com/7ptexz9) and
    > heard something like ndiswrapper. What are your suggestions? The wiki
    > page at 'Ndiswrapper page' (http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Ndiswrapper) is
    > not helping much, I am awaiting your help. If you need any additional
    > info, please post and I will try to find.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >


    Please post the output of this command to tell us what wireless card
    You've got and what driver You're using :
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    Ndiswrapper is useless in most cases. Most likely the problem You've
    encountered is a buggy linux driver. Depending on the exact
    hardware/driver combo installing a newer kernel might help. Other than
    that most likely there is not much more You can do other than going back
    to Windows.

    --
    Best regards,
    Greg

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