Hi all - thanks to this forum I managed to get wireless working on a D620 laptop OpenSUSE 11.3 and Dell D620 - wireless LAN not working. Now I have a similar problem with an E6400, also with Broadcom wireless.
I have successfully installed the b43 firmware using /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware, and I have successfully installed the packman drivers broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop (my kernel is 220.127.116.11-0.1-desktop) via YaST package search.
When using Network Manager, the Wireless tab is greyed out and can not be configured. When using ifup, the BCM4312 appears as wlan0, but I get no wireless connectivity.
/sbin/lspci -nnv | grep 14e4
0c:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning
dmesg | grep b43
Any ideas what I’m missing here? The only thing that jumps out at me is that the b43-firmware and *b43legacy-firmware * entries in package manager are not installed, but those are also not installed on my D620 laptop where wireless works perfectly.