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Thread: Wifi (Broadcom 43438) not work on Raspberry Pi 3

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    Default Wifi (Broadcom 43438) not work on Raspberry Pi 3

    Hi there,

    I've bought a RPI3 a month ago. I've intalled Raspian Jessi and all works fine. However, as a opesuse user, I've intalled opensuse tumbleweed last week from on it (tested both, JeOS and XFCE) but wifi it doesn´t work .

    I've tried to check drivers/firmware and all seems ok in their latest versions. Is that a known bug in opensuse?

    In /lib/firmware/brcm/ already exists files called:
    brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt (which is a symlink to brcmfmac43430-sdio-raspberrypi3b.txt)
    among others...

    I suppose that would be the correct firmware files because the RPI3 wifi chipset is Broadcom BCM43438.

    All mi opensuse system is up-to-date (kernel version "Linux vfltst38 4.4.30-7-default #1 SMP Tue Nov 8 06:02:03 UTC 2016 (2b8fe9f) aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux"). And specific broadcom and RPI3 files installed are (already included in the downloaded image):
    among others...

    Not wireless device is detected (wlan0 or whatever) using ifconfig -a or iwconfig commands. And no device is detected using lsusb, although module brcmfmac is loaded on boot.

    What woiuld I do to make wifi work? I'm stuck...
    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Wifi (Broadcom 43438) not work on Raspberry Pi 3


    See this:

    ...but unfortunately even this:

    I have no idea who invented this "random-MAC" nonsense, it makes the non-upstream raspi2 TW unusable for me.

    And btw: The developers of TW for ARM don't post here. Never. Dunno why.

    Might be very interesting for you, SLES for Raspi 3:
    Kind regards


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    Default Re: Wifi (Broadcom 43438) not work on Raspberry Pi 3

    OMG! Thanks a lot suse_rasputin!!!!

    The instructions of your first link works great!

    As for the second link, I've got the same nonsense "random-MAC" issue using NetworkManager. However, currently I'm testing using wicked and there is no "random-MAC" until now. Maybe it could be a solution for you.

    Tomorrow I'll try SLES for Raspi3, just to know if it's a better solution.

    Thanks again!

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