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Help me with installing driver for broadcom 802.11 b/g


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#1 scurvychef

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:42 PM

Okay, I really tried to do this on my own first before making a post. I am getting a little frustrated though. after doing some research I have determined that I have a Broadcom 802.11 b/g wireless LAN card. and I also know that I need a ndiswrapper to run the appropriate driver. I can't find the driver, the ndiswrapper, or what to type to the terminal. Please help me.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:26 PM

Let's start with the obvious. What linux version are you running?

EDIT: My bad. I didn't see that it's opensuse.


So let's go to the second question. Do you know which hardware version you have?

Also, this may help. Or it may not.

Edited by stiltskin, 17 August 2011 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:47 PM

I am not sure what you mean by hardware version. Are you referring to the PCI-id that the link you sent me mentions?


Also, I am sorry for the delayed response. I have been busy lately. Thanks

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:07 AM

I mean, which version of the Broadcom chip?

I haven't used anything Broadcom in years. Or anything else that didn't have an open driver. So I can't really recall how you go about finding that. I know some information can be garnered through dmesg (just that on the commandline, or dmesg | more to make it scroll on your command). If it's usb lsusb can provide info, or lspci if it's a PCI device. Whether or not that will get enough of the right information, though, is something I can't know. Often it will, sometimes it won't. If you also use it on Winders, you can take a look there to see what it tells you it is.




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