so is windows gone???


I had a similar wireless problem when I started using openSuSE.
But then I found out about ‘install_bcm43xx_firmware’ from this forum. I just plugged into a wired network and typed the command and wireless worked fine.

A page that will probably have the answer your problem is:

If not try:
Ndiswrapper - openSUSE

other useful pages for someone new to either linux of SuSE are:
Users FAQ - openSUSE

OpenSUSE Basic Training - openSUSE

Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

Hope this helps,

In Yast you can install the broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kpm-your_kernel RPMs which include the BCM4312 chip according to the notes therein.