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Setting up notebook wireless card in SUSE 10

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I have a new install of SUSE 10 on a laptop that has built in wireless.

The system sees the wireless adapter by name
System > YaST > Hardware > Hardware Information >
And I see in that info:
BCM4306 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN Controller

But when I go to “System > YaST > Network Devices > Network Card”,  The regular 10/100 Ethernet card shows up but the wireless does not.

Is there a Linux driver I need for the wireless card to work?
The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (E Machines M6809) and I do know that the card works when I boot the notebook into Windows XP
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As the card is not supported natively in SUSE 10 you will need to use ndiswrapper for the driver. Once ndiswrapper has been configured and the module loaded you can then add the network interface using YaST.

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ok, I will try ndiswrapper.
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that works. -- thanks, Dan
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