Dell Wireless 1390 Card, need a Howto for opensuse 11.0

Hello everyone,

I’ve having a problem getting suse to recognize my wireless card. I’ve tried some of the old fixes but came up unsuccessfully. Does anyone have a HowTo specifically for the 1390 dell wireless card (using ndiswrapper or some other method)?

Thanks in advance.

tmxtyko wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I’ve having a problem getting suse to recognize my wireless card. I’ve
> tried some of the old fixes but came up unsuccessfully. Does anyone
> have a HowTo specifically for the 1390 dell wireless card (using
> ndiswrapper or some other method)?

If you have Internet access without the wireless, open a terminal
window and enter the following command:

sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

This script will download the file that contains the firmware, extract
and install it in the correct directory. You should then be able to
bring up your wireless device and have it work.

If you don’t have Internet access in Linux, you will need to download
the file

http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

using Windows, a friend’s computer, or whatever. Then copy it into
your home directory. Once you have it there, you should enter the
following:

tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
sudo mkdir -p /lib/firmware
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware
broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o

These three commands will skip the download step and extract the firmware.

Larry