For some device it is very important to note the hardware ID. Immediately seen and configured HW with the bundled Rt73 driver. Wireless cards quality – SDB: Tracking down wireless problems – SDB: WGT works straight away using the ath5k kernel driver in There aren’t many sources for free software compatible products.

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Works out of the box. Do not configure in Yast. Requires adding the wireless drivers repositorywhich contains up-to-date wireless drivers, and also blacklisting the ath5k driver.

Card almost works out of the box.

Look for pci device ID c. Must install package kernel-firmware. Not out of the box. For some device it is very important to note the hardware ID. This device is typically misidentified in lspci as a eg. Use download from http: Carefully note down the Vendor, Device usually is your chipsetopnsuse, bus type, driver in use and any other helpful information.


Wireless Driver Installation – Making Your Broadcom, Ralink etc. Wifi/Wlan Work

When updating the HCL, please do check that the hardware continues to work as expected for the most recent release. Good signal strength, WPA Personal also works well. Requires ‘ralink-firmware’ package, auto selected by YaST, when rt73usb driver got loaded. Tracking down wireless problems – SDB: Please note that if a piece of hardware was working with a previous openSUSE release, it is likely it will work with the most recent openSUSE release if it is based on a chipset with free software drivers and firmware if required.

Package details

Firmware for drivers b43 and b43legacy is installed with the command: There is an excellent wikipedia page regarding chipsets and free software compatibility. Use ndiswrapper and the drivers from the website. You can broadcm help by identifying the chipsets of the cards below and add them to the HCL accordingly.

Please check these resources:.

PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl

Better performance after installing madwifi. Disable ipv6 in Yast.


Recommend running kernel update to use hardware on openSUSE It works between Radio Channels from 1 through This table list cards with known chipsets. Many wireless wirelese depend on non-free drivers. All the commands should be run as root.

Information about editing the tables can be found here in browdcom source go to edit mode. Tested with 64 bits. I also read it should work with madwifi.

Iwreless cards quality – SDB: Firmware package installed but wouldn’t connect. You may be able to determine free software compatibility based on the chipset if it is listed. Information about updating this HCL can be found at the end of this page.