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I am totally new to linux and i am trying to get my wireless to work on a laptop (Compaq nw8440) I have a Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN and cant get ...
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    wireless in suse


    I am totally new to linux and i am trying to get my wireless to work on a laptop (Compaq nw8440) I have a Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN and cant get the drivers to load into linux. I am running a dual boot system with windows XP and open suse 10.2 I have read all kinds of things to do but maybe I'm not smart enough to get them to work. My router is a linksys
    Any help for a dummy out there?

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    Hi. Can you open a terminal and type in:
    Code:
    lspci
    {enter}
    and
    Code:
    lspci -n
    {enter}
    ...and copy and post the output here?
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    SLES 9 similiar problem

    I need to configure SLES 9 to use the on board BCM94306 controler. I did the lspci and got this: lspci
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5833 (rev 02)
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5838
    0000:00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4347 (rev 01)
    0000:00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4348 (rev 01)
    0000:00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 16)
    0000:00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
    0000:00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
    0000:00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
    0000:00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audi o Controller
    0000:00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434d (rev 01)
    0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 583 5
    0000:02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 C ontroller (PHY/Link)
    0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    0000:02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C /8139C+ (rev 10)
    0000:02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac54 (rev 01)
    0000:02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac54 (rev 01)
    0000:02:04.2 System peripheral: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8201 (rev 01)
    0000:02:07.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
    0000:02:07.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
    0000:02:07.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
    lspci -n got me this:
    linux:/ # lspci -n
    0000:00:00.0 Class 0600: 1002:5833 (rev 02)
    0000:00:01.0 Class 0604: 1002:5838
    0000:00:13.0 Class 0c03: 1002:4347 (rev 01)
    0000:00:13.1 Class 0c03: 1002:4348 (rev 01)
    0000:00:14.0 Class 0c05: 1002:4353 (rev 16)
    0000:00:14.1 Class 0101: 1002:4349
    0000:00:14.3 Class 0601: 1002:434c
    0000:00:14.4 Class 0604: 1002:4342
    0000:00:14.5 Class 0401: 1002:4341
    0000:00:14.6 Class 0703: 1002:434d (rev 01)
    0000:01:05.0 Class 0300: 1002:5835
    0000:02:00.0 Class 0c00: 104c:8026
    0000:02:02.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 03)
    0000:02:03.0 Class 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
    0000:02:04.0 Class 0607: 104c:ac54 (rev 01)
    0000:02:04.1 Class 0607: 104c:ac54 (rev 01)
    0000:02:04.2 Class 0880: 104c:8201 (rev 01)
    0000:02:07.0 Class 0c03: 1033:0035 (rev 43)
    0000:02:07.1 Class 0c03: 1033:0035 (rev 43)
    0000:02:07.2 Class 0c03: 1033:00e0 (rev 04)
    Can you guys help?

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    Do you still have the CD with the Windows driver for your wireless device? You will need to use ndiswrapper to get it going. If you don't look on this page and search for:

    14e4:4320 (rev 03)

    The same chipset you have is used by other manufacturers, but the driver should be the same in most cases. To install ndiswrapper and deal with the present bcm43xx driver that you DON'T want to use, see this page for special SuSE instructions.
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