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I've tried everything that I know how to do in Linux to get this to work. I have a Compaq Presario laptop with a Broadcom AirForce 802.11 b/g (bcm 4318 ...
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    Can someone...anyone PLEASE HELP!!!!


    I've tried everything that I know how to do in Linux to get this to work. I have a Compaq Presario laptop with a Broadcom AirForce 802.11 b/g (bcm 4318 wireless card. Linux doesn't allow me to connect to my wireless network. The wired network works but I don't want to run a cable when I should be able to use my wireless. Now I heard of something called ndiswrapper. I downloaded it off of opensuse.org, but when I look at it in Linux it just looks like a lot of text file. I don't know what to do with them. If any can, could you please give me the steps to get me connected to my wireless internet.

    PS: I'm using openSuse 10.2. Downloaded it from opensuse.org.

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    im assuming the files you downloaded ended in .rpm ?
    if so, right click on them and select Actions -> Install with Yast

    after it gets done installing, follow the directions here:
    Ndiswrapper driver instructions

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    I think ndiswrapper is available on YaST
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    and he is right, silly me, i'd forgotten that the OP does have network access, just not wireless

    read this, take it to heart and install ndiswrapper once you get the yast channels configured
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