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    10.1 wireless internet


    My HP Pavillion ze5600 has built in wireless internet. How do I set it up for SUSE 10.1? The hardware information module in YaST says I have a BCM4306 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN Controller. I am totally new to Linux, so please be as detailed as possible. Thanks.

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    i'm kinda in the same boat you are. i'm trying to hook up my wireless card and i'm a noob at linux. here are a couple of links to get you started until someone more experienced than me can take over.


    http://www.tuxmagazine.com/node/1000167

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m....php/Main_Page

    http://en.opensuse.org/Wireless_Netw...d_Installation

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    My general, but very limited guide to help you...
    http://my.opera.com/netstrider/blog/usb-wlan-in-linux

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    I had the exact same problem. I don't remember the exact forum and thread I got this info from, but this is how i got it to work for me.

    First, make sure you have ndiswrapper installed (I did it through YaST).
    then go here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B and find your cards drivers. If you have to extract from an exe use the command cabextract install.exe where install is the name of the exe.
    Then in a command shell log in as root and use ndiswrapper -i file/driver/ where file/driver is where your driver is.
    Then use ndiswrapper -m to prepare it for modprobe
    then use modprobe ndiswrapper and you should be able to connect to your wireless network with your Knetwork manager if you have it installed. It worked for me this way.
    you can go here: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m....php/Main_Page for more info about ndiswrapper or if I forgot something and it dosn't work.
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    oh and i forgot, you have to go into your hardward manager and select your wireless card's drivers to ndiswrapper
    "Do or do not...there is no try" -Yoda
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