I’m running OpenSUSE 11 with a bcm43xx card. I installed ndiswrapper and it connects to my router at 192.168.1.1
The problem is that I can’t get on the net. If I switch to ethernet all works fine. The DNS info should all be the same for either config correct?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What card do you have?
You can use lspci to get the version etc’.
Mine is a Broadcom 4312v2, and I use b43 (not bcm43xx as it is older), I used the fwcutter tool to get the firmware and it works perfectly.
I don’t have to mess around with ndiswrapper either, as it always gave me trouble in the past. I would avoid it if you can.
Closing thread temporarily and moving to wireless section. Will reopen once there.
Thread now reopened in wireless section.
I suppose your cable network and your wireless network are different ones with different addressranges and a different address for the router. When you change to the other card, thus network, you have to point to a different router as the default gateway else no data will leave your LAN and go to the internet.
I got mine working by running
on a Dell D400 (not sure exact model of BCM I’m using and I don’t have it here.)
> I’m running OpenSUSE 11 with a bcm43xx card. I installed ndiswrapper and
> it connects to my router at 192.168.1.1
Works find w/o ndiswrapper btw…
"Native kernel driver. Needs firmware however. Install bcm43xx-fwcutter from
DVD or OSS-repo and run as root the included script:
install_bcm43xx_firmware from the /usr/sbin directory. "
> The problem is that I can’t get on the net. If I switch to ethernet all
> works fine. The DNS info should all be the same for either config
Please be more specific.
Andreas Stieger wrote:
> payphone58 wrote:
>> I’m running OpenSUSE 11 with a bcm43xx card. I installed ndiswrapper and
>> it connects to my router at 192.168.1.1
> Works find w/o ndiswrapper btw…
> "Native kernel driver. Needs firmware however. Install bcm43xx-fwcutter from
> DVD or OSS-repo and run as root the included script:
> install_bcm43xx_firmware from the /usr/sbin directory. "
>> The problem is that I can’t get on the net. If I switch to ethernet all
>> works fine. The DNS info should all be the same for either config
> Please be more specific.
As stated in my post above, the thread has been moved to a different
forum. Please respond there.
> As stated in my post above, the thread has been moved to a different
> forum. Please respond there.
…oO( x-post & follow-up to )
This is why web forums and NNTP don’t play well together.
Well then you have the choice to make of either working with the limitations of both software or move on.
Personally dealing with the limiations is better for the community and only costs NNTP users the extra few seconds to read to see if a post was moved and where it was moved to.
Please can we move back to the original intent of the thread and help the OP with his wireless questions. If you would like to discuss further the NNTP vs Web implications, please do so in one of the existing threads in Comments & Suggestions forum.
This is how I got wireless working.
This is my wireless experence. I am using openSuSE 11.0 and KDE 3.5. I have a HP dv6200 CTO laptop with a Broadcom “4311” built-in wireless card.
I first installed, if they were not installed, the following files: “ndiswrapper”,“ndiswrapper-kmp-default”, “ndiswrapper-kmp-pae” and “knetworkmanager-kde”.
Next I needed to extract the following files from the driver provided by HP on their website: “bcmwl5.inf” and “bcmwl5.sys”. Note: that is a small case “L” between the “w” and “5” in the file names and not the number one. I used Windows XP and WinRAR to extract the files. I transfered the 2 files to my /home/bob/ folder in openSuSE 11.0.
Next I opened a terminal with root privilages. Then typed “cd /home/bob/”.
Then typed “ndiswrapper -i bcmel5.inf”.
Then I typed “modprob ndiswrapper”.
To verify the file and hardware are recognized I typed: 'ndiswrapper -l".
Then I typed “ndiswrapper -m”.
Then I typed “EXIT” and closed the terminal program.
Now I opened YAST and clicked on the left: “Network Devices”.
Then on the right side I clicked on “Network Settings”.
At this point I found my mini-PCI card but never got it to work on an earlier attempt(s) so at the bottom I clicked on: “delete”.
Then I clicked “Add”.
In the “Device Type” I pressed the dropdown arrow and chose 'wireless".
On the right side under “Configuration Name” I typed in:“wlan0” (that is wlan then a zero).
A little lower undeer 'Module Name" I typed in “ndiswrapper”.
Then I clicked “next” and then “finish”.
Now I rebooted and my wireless light came on. (Hurrray)
On the far right side of the panell there should now be an icon for :KnetworkManager".
I right clicked on the icon and selected “edit connections”.
All I had to do was type in the name of my wireless router connection which was Linksys so I typed in “linksys” and pressed “save”.
I then right clicked on the icon and my internet connection was listed just below “wlan0” and it also showed the signal strength.
So I clicked on the connection name and then opened up Firefox 3.0 and now I’m enjoying my wireless and it works great. If you choose to follow what I have done to get my wireless working make sure you substitute your correct driver files.
Still no go. My router is a Linksys WRT54G/GS running dd-wrt v23 SP1 firmware. My cable and wireless should have the same address.
output from /sbin/lspci -v
00:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Linksys Device 0013
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
Memory at 4a100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
I really appreciate all the input …
just saw your reply. Unless anyone else has a better idea now that I included more info, I’ll give it a try.