Oct 222010
 

In openSUSE 11.3, laptops installed with the BCM4311/BCM4312/BCM4321/BCM4322 Wireless LAN cards like the Dell Inspiron 1525 do not have drivers installed and hence do not work out of the box. In Dell this Wireless card is labelled as “Dell 1395 Wireless card”. The broadcom-wl package which contain Broadcom’s IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom’s BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based hardware doesn’t seem to work.
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Dec 262008
 

If you are using Atheros AR5418 Wireless PCI Express Adapter then you can use the Madwifi driver package from the development trunk for the AR5008 family to get your Wireless up and running. Ths madwifir driver package supports the AR5418 chipset. This means you can directly use the Wireless native drivers without having to use ndiswrapper and Windows XP Drivers.

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Dec 262008
 

Users of Realtek RTL 8187b Wireless cards have something to cheer with the coming of openSUSE 11.1. With openSUSE 11.1, the default Linux Kernel 2.6.27 integrated rtl8187 native drivers works well for the Realtek rtl8187b wireless cards.

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Dec 202008
 

In openSUSE 11.1, laptops installed with the BCM4311/BCM4312/BCM4321/BCM4322 Wireless LAN cards like the Dell Inspiron 1525 do not have drivers installed and hence do not work out of the box. In Dell this Wireless card is labelled as “Dell 1395 Wireless card”. Broadcom has released a linux version of its driver both 32-bit (x86) and 64bit (x86_64) editions for BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4321 & BCM4322 Wireless cards. A 1-click install Yast Metapackage file (YMP) is available for install from Packman which makes it easy to get your wireless up and running in no time.

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Jul 172008
 


iwevents is yet another linux utility which helps track any events related to the Wireless Interfaces on the network. iwevents can monitor for events related to the settings of the interfaces itself. For instance, a change to the encryption key, ESSID etc done via iwconfig command or events related to the hardware itself like the device joining a new Wireless network, scan completion (using iwlist), packet dropped, driver event, node registration, node expiration.

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