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    Unhappy Wireless Adapter Help

    Hey! New user to OpenSUSE and the linux in general here. And I'm certainly not super tech savvy. But I've tried to do as much research on my issue before reaching out to avoid being annoying, but I might have just missed something super simple regardless. @.@

    Anywho! The Issue: I just installed openSUSE Leap 15.3 on my desktop, and I've not been able to make use of my Wireless Network Adapter to connect to my home's wifi.

    The adapter Im trying to get to work is TP-Link's Archer T9E AC1900. This fella uses the broadcom BCM4360 Chipset. I also have a USB wireless adapter that I had as a backup, but unfortunately that also uses a broadcom chipset -.- (BCM4323). From what I've found out by poking around some help manuals, broadcom has been a pretty lame company to the opensource community, and hasn't been helpful in making their stuff compatible with non-windows machines. But from what I understand oSUSE 15.3 should come with drivers preinstalled for them anyways?

    Now, I have a dual boot setup right now, with oSUSE installed on its own SSD, so I'm able to have windows available to download things if I need to. As well as another computer that is directly connected to our router via ethernet cable. Which I'm able to plug my SSD into if I need to have internet access for something, though for whatever reason, oSUSE is really unstable on the particular computer. So I'm stuck with only using the terminal, as any other program just crashes the OS :L However, I did try and run
    Code:
    sudo install_bcm43xx_firmware
    and it seemed to do what it needed to? Though once I stuck the SSD back into my pc, it still doesn't seem to work.

    If there's a smart cookie out there who could help me figure this out, I'd really appreciate it. Spent a whole day trying to get passed this issue D:

    Hopefully I got a decent clump of info here? Here are some screenshots from my network manager and my system info in case that's helpful, as well.





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    Default AW: Wireless Adapter Help

    Open an Terminal, as root:
    Code:
    journalctl -f
    Now put in the Wlan-Dongle.

    Post here all new output after putting in the Wlan Adapter.

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    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...und-Your-Paste

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    Default Re:WAH

    Okay! Goodness what a quick response. Here's what the console spat out:

    Code:
     Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-11: new high-speed USB device number 14 using xh
    ci_hcd 
    Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-11: New USB device found, idVendor=0846, idProdu
    ct=9011, bcdDevice= 0.01 
    Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-11: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, Se
    rialNumber=3 
    Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-11: Product: Remote Download Wireless Adapter 
    Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-11: Manufacturer: Broadcom 
    Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-11: SerialNumber: 0 
    Jun 21 10:58:03 localhost mtp-probe[2187]: checking bus 1, device 14: "/sys/devices/pci0
    000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-11" 
    Jun 21 10:58:04 localhost mtp-probe[2187]: bus: 1, device: 14 was not an MTP device 
    Jun 21 10:58:04 localhost mtp-probe[2190]: checking bus 1, device 14: "/sys/devices/pci0
    000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-11" 
    Jun 21 10:58:05 localhost mtp-probe[2190]: bus: 1, device: 14 was not an MTP device

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    Default AW: Wireless Adapter Help

    Post also
    Code:
    lsusb

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    Alright, and here's that info too. Though, I will point out that the TP-LINK Wireless adapter is the main one I'd like to function, and it's not a USB Wireless Adapter, but rather one that fits into a PCIE slot. Err, since I hadn't mentioned that in the Original Post. But getting either one working would be a massive start :D

    Code:
     Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2833:2051 Oculus VR, Inc. Rift S USB Hub 
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub 
    Bus 001 Device 013: ID 1235:8202 Focusrite-Novation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen 
    Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0c76:161e JMTek, LLC. USB PnP Audio Device 
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 1af3:0001 Kingsis Technology Corporation ZOWIE Gaming mouse 
    Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0409:0058 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub 
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 05a7:40fe Bose Corp. Bose QC35 II 
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 03f3:7000 Adaptec, Inc. USB2.0 Hub Controller 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub 
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2833:0051 Oculus VR, Inc. Rift S 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2833:2052 Oculus VR, Inc. Rift S USB Hub 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1462:7d25 Micro Star International MYSTIC LIGHT  
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub 
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323] 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub 
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    Default AW: Wireless Adapter Help

    You can try broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-xxxxxxx from Packman.

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    Default Re: WAH

    How should I go about trying those? :o Like, download the broadcom-wl.ymp file from the opensuse software page while in windows? And if I do, I dont know how to install packages manually. @.@

    Or if I have to add the packman repository, and then run a command to install those... how do I add a repository? Sorry, might have to walk me through some of this. <.>

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    Default Re: Wireless Adapter Help

    Alrighty, I was able to figure out how to get a repository. Was kind of a hassle unplugging the SSD and running to the ethernet connected computer, but that worked! I added the packman repository, and then installed broadcom-wl using zypper in console ^^

    I suppose my final questions are: Is there a way to setup a post as "answered"? And should I leave a few links to different openSUSE wiki articles that included a ton of the info I used to figure this out? Might help if someone stumbles upon this random thread first if they're researching this exact issue. :o

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