Linksys WPC300N not recognized as eth1

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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hello, I have a Linksys WPC300N v1 "Wireless-N Notebook Adapter" which uses the Broadcom 4329 chipset. Is there a way to troubleshoot and configure this card to use wl, b43, ssb? Preferrably via CLI. I have a couple years of CLI experience in Debian/derivatives (but only in my spare time :'(). I have this card recognized and running adequately in Debian (and derivatives) using the 'wl' driver (sometimes supplied by debian.org, other times by broadcom.com). The one hint at a solution for this particular card/chipset I have found searching the OpenSUSE (SuSE for short?) forum points me to using ndiswrapper, which I've never used nor care to if it requires wine. I'm trying to ultimately connect to a b/g/n WPA-1 TKIP wlan. lspci -v: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG (rev 01) Subsystem: Linksys Device 0058 Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11 Memory at f4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16K] lsmod | grep 'ssb' returns nothing (neither do 'b43' or 'wl') but 'pcmcia' returns: pcmcia_core 41748 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic When configuring this card in Debian, I first plugged in the card which resulted in some hard disk activity but the LED was not lit. After installing the driver, the LED came on but no network. After configuring the network, it works 'adequately' (no roaming mode) using the wpa_supplicant package and is readily identified during init. Thanks in advance for your consideration. This is not mission critical by any means so I'm not in a hurry and willing to try almost anything. However, this is an old laptop so I'm even somewhat surprised that KDE4 is running as well as it is (KDE 3.5.10 runs quite well, which is more than I can say for the latest Gnome DE; xfce "screams" relatively). Dell Latitude C-610 PIII-M 1.2 GHz 512 KB cache 512 MB RAM (YaST2 reports this as a C-640 but this does not agree with the BIOS splash). The display is an ATI Radeon LY using the 'radeon' server (default). I don't do compositing here. ;-) Thanks again. Duane (Distributions)