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Im brand new (total NOOB!) 1st time linux user

 

lots of googleing getting no where.

 

can i make this adapter work

 

 

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13b1:003a Linksys AE2500 802.11abgn Wireless Adapter [broadcom BCM43236]

 

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The Linux kernel comes with the brcm80211 driver by default. This driver supports bcm4313, bcm43224, bcm43224, bcm43225, bcm4329, bcm4330, bcm4334, bcm43241, bcm43235 (>= rev 3), bcm43236 (>= rev 3), bcm43238 (>= rev 3), bcm43143, bcm43242.

 

If you experience problems with the above driver, and you have one of the following chipsets: bcm4312, bcm4313, bcm4321, bcm4322, bcm43224, bcm43225, bcm43227, bcm43228, you may want to try installing the proprietary broadcom-wl driver (package: broadcom-wl) available in the Packman software repository.

 

http://opensuse-guide.org/wlan.php

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I read that last night. I downloaded the 64bit driver I guess I just don't know how to install it.

 

At this point it's no big deal. I'll just put the windows machine on wireless and the Linux wired.

 

I have a lot to learn!

 

 

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I did that and installed ok. but nothing happend. still no wifi.

 

I found these commands as a fix but they did not work in terminal also tried them as super user

 

sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

 

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

 

how would i accomplish this in suse 13.1 ( i assume these commands are ubuntu specific)

 

i hope im making sence. i appreciate the help.

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Trying to follow ubuntu documentation in a real LSB based distribution is like trying to use windows commands on an apple computer. ;)

 

Please don't do it. It will only serve to make things difficult and confusing.

 

http://packman.links2linux.org/download/b43-firmware/1567608/b43-firmware-4.174.64.19-3.1.noarch.rpm

 

 

http://packman.links2linux.org/package/b43-firmware

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Trying to follow ubuntu documentation in a real LSB based distribution is like trying to use windows commands on an apple computer. ;)

 

Please don't do it. It will only serve to make things difficult and confusing.

 

http://packman.links2linux.org/download/b43-firmware/1567608/b43-firmware-4.174.64.19-3.1.noarch.rpm

 

 

http://packman.links2linux.org/package/b43-firmware

 

well put! i knew it as i was typing :)

 

Thanks for hanging in there with me! appreciate the help.

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