Problems with broadcom 4322 (Dell Studio 1510)

Hi everyone, I am new to Opensuse and linux in general. I have searched the forums here and other places and found only similar problems to my own…

I have Opensuse 11.3 KDE installed on Dell Studio 1510 with Broadcom 4322 WLAN card. I found enough out there to know (or think) I need broadcom-wl from packman, but I am not sure I have the correct broadcom-wl as there are several. I have broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-default as when -wl was checked the -kmp-default installed automatically. Even if this is the right combo, under Yast’s hardware manager–>network card–>drivers it reads drivers=yes, active=no. Of course, I still have no wireless, but I can access through LAN. I think I removed all of the previous drivers including the cutter, but I am not sure how to check this.

I guess what I need to know is…
Is this the right driver?
Are all previous drivers uninstalled and how to check for that?
How do I activate the correct driver once I get it?
Also, why does the installation of the -wl series create another Opensuse option on my screen and how do I get rid of the extra?

You should also know that I am a bit more familiar with Ubuntu/Kubuntu and when I use some command line commands, they just don’t do anything…lpsci, for example, says command not found.

I’ve tried a good bit of stuff to fix this, all to no avail. Thank you all so much for operating this forum! I hope to hear from someone soon.

Please post result of the following:

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Video here:

Also of:

uname -a

robbie@linux-s93l:~> sbin/lspci -nnk
bash: sbin/lspci: No such file or directory

robbie@linux-s93l:~> uname -a
Linux #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-08-20 19:21:29 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

You missed the / before sbin it’s /sbin. But never mind.

su - terminal and do:

zypper in broacom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop

then reboot

I posted a Thank you, but it didn’t show up…so here goes again, Thanks man!

The above assumes you have the Packman repo in your list

zypper lr -d

Okay, thanks…my wifi is working, but I am still having a time trying to connect to my router…the applet shows it is connected and has a green shield, but i can’t open any web pages if I pull out the ethernet cable.

Okay…Sorry for the long delay, but my wireless is working great now! Thank you so much, I just had to reboot (again) to get it going after configuring my network address. If you ever have any health care questions feel free to ask! I am a bit better with that! Thanks again!

Great - well done!