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Broadcom BCM94306 Compaq Presario 3160

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BCM94306 802.11g built-in Compaq Presario 3160 laptop

  • Chipset: Broadcom 94306
  • pciid: 0000:02:02.0 (rev 03)
  • Driver: Used wifi driver on Windows Drivers CD supplied with laptop


Suse 9.1 32 bit, NdisWrapper 0.8 compiled/installed from source. Used bcmwl5.inf/bcmwl5.sys On another Compaq Presario 3??? laptop with AthlonXP-M cpu, I had to use bcmwl5a.infAlso Suse 9.1 64 bit, NdisWrapper 1.0 compiled/installed from modified source. Used 64 bit netbc564.inf/BCMWL564.SYS driver. On a Compaq Presario R3000Z, running in 64 bit mode, drivers won’t always work if you have more than 1GB RAM. It seems to be a problem on the Broadcom driver or hardware. A*bad* workaround is to boot adding mem=1024M as a boot parameter (being able to use only 1G)