How to install BroadCom Wireless in openSUSE 11.0


  1. For some reason, when you install the firmware and reboot. I navigate to the network manager and I am unable to see anything. What am I missing?

  2. Author

    Do you mean, there is no wireless card in there? Are you dual booting with Windows by any chance? Whats the chipset of the Broadcom card

  3. I have followed the above to install the broadcom drivers to the letter. The wireless is not obtaining an IP address from the router. All the correct details have been entered for the encryption, etc, and was working fine in openSUSE 10.3. I have also tried to set up the wireless with ndiswrapper, and an IP address was obtained but unable to browse the interest. I thought it may be the firewall settings, but I find the openSUSE one a challenge to understand. Any suggestions?

  4. Thanks a lot for instructions. Took me a couple of minutes to get wireless to work.

  5. Thanks a lot for this post. I’ve tried a lot of different “words of wisdom”, some of them worked after a lot of pulling hear, some of them did not. This time it took me 5 minutes at most, including a reboot and wireless worked.

  6. Brilliant soloution – obvious once you know where it is.
    Many Thanks

  7. Thank you very much I now have Wifi on my laptop

  8. Thank you ,it helped a lot..

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