Broadcom BCM4328 Wireless not working in openSUSE 11.0


  1. Hello,
    I can’t get my gigaset 108 working. So I followed your instructions using the ar5523.inf xpdriver and ndiswrapper. Everything corroborates except the last instruction: select ndiswrapper as module. There is nothing in the pull down menu. If I fill out ndiswrapper myself and finish the installation there is no network connection. If I restart Network Settings the module name ndiswrapper has disappeared.
    What is wrong?

  2. Thanks, man. It really helped me.

    In my case, the question was the windows driver to use with ndiswrapper.

    It only worked with the “pruned” version, in the previous link.


  3. Went around in circles for two days trying to get this to work, after I lost wireless on a Dell Inspiron 6400, with the bcm4328. Finally got it working by logging in as root and removing broadcom driver; “ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5.inf” , then “modprobe ndiswrapper” , uninstalling ndiswrapper; “cd /home/gb/ndiswrapper-1.54” , then “make uninstall” or uninstall with yast if you installed it that way,then I used Find Files/Folders on the Kde menu to find any ndiswrapper files/folders and deleted them all. I then opened /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist with Kwrite and deleted “blacklist bcm43xx” from the file.
    I then rebooted and went to this link; , followed the instructions and rebooted again, and this is the result; I am able to post this reply using my wifi………..WOOHOO!

  4. Global Sun Technology, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware) is NOT working, too.

    openSUSE 11.1

  5. Thanks for the detailed description.

    But I am having a problem executing “modprobe ndiswrapper”. It gives a warning. The Wireless card is not displayed in the Network Devices.

    Please help me!

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