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No WPA with bcm4306 on OpenSuSE 11.0

A few days ago, there was a newly released┬áversion of the OpenSuSE kernel available in my update list. After download and installation, my bcm4306 wifi adapter was finding multiple broadcasted signals with associated networks. Sadly, it seems that encryption support isn’t yet working in this configuration, as I can’t seem to connect with my secured network at home.

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No connection with BCM4306 on OpenSuSE 11.0

I’ve been trying for several days on and off now, to get the previously working Wifi under OpenSuSE to work, now that I installed the new-and-shiny 11.0. I’ve had some success in the past days, but none of those efforts were reproducable i.e. I couldn’t repeat the actions it seems were needed to get a connection.

On the OpenSuSE forums, it seems there is a bug in the firmware of the Broadcom Wifi Chipset 4306, which fortunately can be fixed. I’ll keep you updated on that. If this should work, that means one of the most difficult things remaining during an installation of a new linux finally will be fixed with native software (bc43 driver instead of a hand-configured ndiswrapper). I’m looking forward to the next installation ­čÖé