Im new here, I have been struggling with my wireless network for sometime until today when i found an easy solution. So i want to share with you all.
After trying many solutions on the net here is what worked
on a 64bit machine opensuse 11.0
(1) mkdir /home/username/wlan
(2) cd /home/username/wlan
(3) wget http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R174291.exe (the only file that seems to work)
(4) wine R174291.exe
(5) Specify the location where it is going to be installed preferrably /home/username/wlan
(6) cd DRIVER
(7) Assuming that you have already ndiswrapper installed:
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
(8) ndiswrapper -l (to check if its installed)
you should get an output similar to this
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4315) present
(9) sudo depmod -a
(10) sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
(11) now i suggest you restart you computer
(12) Use KNetwork to connect to the available wireless network and set the correct configuration
> If remember well after unpacking they were both version of the driver in
> the /DRIVER/ folder give it a try. make sure first you have BCM4310
It is not necessary to have a BCM4310. The same method worked with my BCM4311
and it should also work with the 802.11n versions of the BCM43XX cards. Note: I
is not necessary, or even recommended, to use ndiswrapper with any card
supported by b43, such as the BCM4311; however, with the BCM4310 USB or 802.11n
cards, b43 will not work (yet).
I’m definately not recommending to use ndiswrapper but since BCM4310 is still not fully functional with the current kernel the only working method that ive come accross is using the ndiswrapper. As far as i know b43 has not yet implented this card. Until then this is the “only” option. Its nice to know that it works with all BCm43xx family. Ive only tested it on 4310.
Hi. can you maybe explain this steps like i’m a five year old?
the computer doesn’t have a cd drive,only usb or ethernet, I have a usb jumpdrive available.
My network is from Broadcom corp. a BCM 4312 rev 02 (hp2133, SLE SP2).
> Hi. can you maybe explain this steps like i’m a five year old?
> the computer doesn’t have a cd drive,only usb or ethernet, I have a usb
> jumpdrive available.
> My network is from Broadcom corp. a BCM 4312 rev 02 (hp2133, SLE SP2).
Your device needs either ndiswrapper and a Windows driver, or the Broadcom
hybrid driver. The Broadcom hybrid driver is now easier - just use YaST to
install the broadcom-wl package for your architecture and kernel. You will need
the packman repository (http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.1/) enabled.
Larry, what is this “Note: This will require compilation of the driver”. I don’t know how to do this or what it is…If you could let me know where I can find instructions on how to do the “compilation of the driver” I’ll be very thankful…I’m really new to Linux and a “little” clue less…I hope this is not much trouble…
> Larry, what is this “Note: This will require compilation of the
> driver”. I don’t know how to do this or what it is…If you could let me
> know where I can find instructions on how to do the “compilation of the
> driver” I’ll be very thankful…I’m really new to Linux and a “little”
> clue less…I hope this is not much trouble…
> Tnx again
Broadcom gives you the commands to be entered. If you can copy and paste, they
go through in a straight forward fashion. My warning was to let you know that
you will need to install the compiler and make.
Why are you running SLED 10? If you had openSUSE 11.1, all you would need to do
is install the appropriate package.
Larry, Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is the operating system that comes with the famous HP 2133!. At first did not work with wep 128, the update (sp2) does not work over wifi. I am reading about the advice you gave me. Sorry for my English, is basic. in which I can help is good for me!
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b107 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> you pass this information to see what I say.
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b107 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
> (rev 02)
Because you added your request for help on top of someone else’s thread, I got
the wrong idea. For your wireless device, you just need to add firmware. Look at
the output from dmesg and there will be a URL for the place to get the firmware
and the source for the program called b43-fwcutter. That program is already
installed on openSUSE 11.1, but I don’t know about SLED.