Network controller not found

Now I’m trying to install Leap 42.2 on my Asus 5750G laptop. Up to now it is Suse 13.1. I can see that it has two Network Cards:

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n

During installation process only the Ethernet controller is recognized. Not the BCM43227. I’ve cancelled installation than. Should I add the BCM43227.manually? Any hints welcome.

You’ll need to install the proprietary Broadcom driver packages. Assuming that you have a wired ethernet connection available, subscribe to the Packman repo, then install the ‘broadcom-wl-kmp-default’ and ‘broadcom-wl’ packages.

If the installer recognizes the Ethernet then just install OpenSUSE and later add the driver for your wifi like described above.

I’ve wifi / wlan access by means of very different hardware:
A controller of a Dell laptop, a controller connected by USB manufactured by D-Link, a wireless network adapter plugged into a desktop.

In all cases the package ‘iw’ had to be installed, which isn’t done by default.
This can be done either during or after the installation of openSUSE.

My installations of openSUSE always took place using an ethernet cable, to get the latest updates right from the start.

Thanks Deano, tinylagarto. That worked well.
Remark: Installation choosed Networkmanager. In contrast to my Desktop, where ‘wicked’ had been choosen. Don’t mind. Wicked has no Systemtray, what I miss a bit on the Desktop.

Easy enough to switch from one to the other if desired.

I did indeed switched to networkmanager on the desktop. Nice sideeffect: Faster boot.

Overall I can say that the installation of LEAP 42.2 coming from 13.1 went very good on desktop and laptop. Just a few minor issues. Good Work !

I’ve found that ordinarily “iw” shouldn’t be essential for wireless although for some manual configurations and connections (WEP and open AP) can be a great convenience.

All WiFi Access Points today should either be open or be configured with WPA/WPA2, all which are supported by wpa_supplicant which is installed in all openSUSE regardless whether wireless is available or used or not.