Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card and openSUSE 12.3

I have a Dell E4300 laptop with a Wi-Fi Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card.
On Linux Mint I use the command sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source to use Wi-Fi.
How to run this card in openSUSE 12.3?
By default, on openSUSE 12.3 Live CD does not have support for this Wi-Fi card.

I guess you would need to install this then:
PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket broadcom-wl

Just download broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx and install them, where xxx depends on the kernel you are using. You can find that out by typing “uname -a” in a terminal window.

You can install those 2 packages with:

sudo rpm -i broadcom-wl- broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx-

(replace ‘i586’ with ‘x86_64’ if you’re running a 64bit system)

My ‘uname -a’

adam@linux-ampe:~> uname -a
Linux 3.7.10-1.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 28 15:06:29 UTC 2013 (82d3f21) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Please help in choosing the right packages broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx

So you can remove broadcom-wl-kmp-default again.

You need:


I would suggest to just add the Packman repository to your system if you haven’t already done so (YaST->Software Repositories->Add->Community Repos), and install those 2 packages with YaST->Software Management or zypper:

sudo zypper in -f broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop

If you have to download the packages from a different system (because you don’t have Internet access without Wi-Fi) download and install those 2 packages: