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Thread: Wireless is not working in openSUSE 11. (Urgent!)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Wireless is not working in openSUSE 11. (Urgent!)

    My girlfriend had too many problems with Vista, so she burned off openSUSE 11 and installed it. Everything went smoothly, but wireless will not work on her laptop. Her wireless card is "BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI".

    What can we do? She loves openSUSE and does not want to reinstall Vista.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Wireless is not working in openSUSE 11. (Urgent!)

    I haven't used SUSE in several years so I'm not sure which wireless modules it includes by default these days. But I do know that, in Ubuntu at least, this card works using either ndiswrapper or the b43 driver. b43 should be built into modern Linux kernels (at least 2.6.24 and up, I think). You can also download and compile the Linux wireless stack from; it includes the b43 driver.

    Note that this card won't work with bcm43xx, an older driver for Broadcom wireless cards (but not the 94311) that was shipped with earlier kernels, but which has been replaced by b43.

    Hope it helps. If your girlfriend were using Ubuntu, I could tell you precisely what to do!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Wink Re: Wireless is not working in openSUSE 11. (Urgent!)

    check this to help you configure your broadcom wireless card, if you need further assistance please head over here
    Last edited by derhundchen; December 2nd, 2008 at 12:42 AM.


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