broadcom-wl: FATAL: module not found

Hello,
I’m having a strange problem. Enabled packman repo and installed broadcom-wl. Reebooted, but if I modprobe: modprobe wl, I get error saying wl can’t be found?!
Wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
From kernel.org: |14e4:4727
|
|no (WIP)
|BCM4313
|b/g/n
|LCN (r1)
|wl/brcm80211
|

Why wl? Well, wireless did not work after a fresh 12.3 install.

Any ideas? Thanks

Really strange!!

I ran depmod -a, and went into Yast, switched from network manager to “old style”. Nothing happened. Changed back to “Network manager”
Tried modprobe brcmsmac and wlan0 shows up! also i’m able to scan networks!!

Reboot!

lspci -nnk
lol, now the wl module is used for my card! but… it’s not called wlan0, but eth1 (also have eth0)

Hmm… well, at lest it seems to work?

On 09/26/2013 12:46 PM, SolidNinja wrote:
>
> Really strange!!
>
> I ran depmod -a, and went into Yast, switched from network manager to
> “old style”. Nothing happened. Changed back to “Network manager”
> Tried modprobe brcmsmac and wlan0 shows up! also i’m able to scan
> networks!!
>
> Reboot!
>
> lspci -nnk
> lol, now the wl module is used for my card! but… it’s not called wlan0,
> but eth1 (also have eth0)
>
> Hmm… well, at lest it seems to work?

Driver wl names its device eth1, not wlan0. It can probably be changed by an
appropriate udev rule, but just ignore it.

Works great now, but the steps I took to get it to work were some really strange ones!
After a fresh install only eth0 (wire) worked and no wlan at all. But i’m happy now :slight_smile:
Im unable to change this thread to “SOLVED” btw