BCM4312 - Wireless Help

Hi there,

I am trying to setup opensuse 11.2 64bit for a family member,and seem to have hit a snag with the wireless unfortunately.

The computer is a HP530 with a BCM4312 wireless card built into it. If I go into NetworkManager it reports to me that there is no wireless hardware!

If I do a “lspci”, I get the following…

Ethernet Controller Mobile (rev 01)
10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

If I do “lsmod | grep b43” I get:

b43 174712 0
mac80211 257312 1 b43
cfg80211 123264 2 b43,mac80211
ssb 63512 1 b43
pcmcia 47292 2 b43,ssb
pcmcia_core 48868 5 b43,ssb,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic,pcmcia

Now I have checked and b43-fwcutter is installed, and I have run the firmware installation command(“sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware”), which reports that it installed successfully. I reboot and nothing works!

Also the little blue wireless LED doesn’t seem to working. Once I get the wireless up and running, will that be enabled, or is there something extra that I need to do?



Is yr wifi chips 4312 : 4315? I have same chips on my Compaq Presario CQ40-115AU notebook,and I got it work with this :

-zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop

Try it and let me know.

marcoslai you are brilliant!!! lol!

I did what you recommended, and hay presto it worked.

Thank you so much for your help.

Dredger. :slight_smile:

Great! Well I’m not the one who figured it out,it took me a week to get this done,thanks for the guy who posted the solution. :wink: