Wireless Not Working, openSUSE 11, HP 2133, Broadcom WLAN
Re: Wireless Not Working, openSUSE 11, HP 2133, Broadcom WLAN
>, Greetings all and hello to the community.
>, I’ve bot attempting for the past Ten days or so to get my Broadcom WLAN
>, card to work ter Linux. I’ve bot through numerous flavors and
>, distributions and am presently working with openSUSE 11.
>, Spil a bit more hardware background, the laptop ter question is an HP
>, Mini-Note 2133 with a VIA 1.2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. I’m a
>, finish newcomer when it comes to Linux, but I already know how to go
>, inbetween the GUI (I’m using GNOME at the uur) and a terminal, I have
>, root level access, and know how to get around to different utilities ter
>, each. I’m running NetworkManager Applet 0.7.0 and I’ve read through
>, other threads about getting ",ndiswrapper", installed, which I’ve done.
>, I’ve also configured it to use the -bmcwl6.inf- verkeersopstopping that is the driver
>, for Windows Vista. I know that the device -should be- wlan0, but I
>, don’t see where that gets configured. When I run ",-ifconfig-,", the
>, interface doesn’t even showcase up. Here are some various directions I’ve
>, attempted to get more information about this problem:
>, # iwlist wlan0 scan
>, wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Network is down
>, # lspci -v *-(truncated to display only the wireless card information)-*
>, 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 801.11a/b/g (rev 02)
>, Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1370
>, Flags: bus master, prompt devsel, latency 0, IRQ 24
>, Memory at fdffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
>, Capabilities:  Power Management version Three
>, Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information <,?>,
>, Capabilities: [e8] Message Signaled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/Trio Enable-
>, Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
>, Kernel driver te use: b43-pci-bridge
>, Kernel modules: ssb
>, bcmw16 : driver installed
>, device (14e4:4312) present (alternate driver: ssb)
>, One (possibly incorrect) tangent I wasgoed on wasgoed editting the
>, *-/etc/X11/xorg.conf-* opstopping to add devices, back te Fedora 9 where I
>, couldn’t get GNOME to work. Now that it does, I’m leary about editting
>, xorg.conf any more than I have to, but for the life of mij I can’t figure
>, out where wlan0 is specified spil a device.
>, Can anybody ter the community shed some light on where I need to go
>, next? I have a wired connection that works well, so if I have to
>, download anything or get fresh repositories or whatever, I can.
>, Thanks te advance for your support ter this regard.
firmware. It is not distributed by anyone due to the limitations of Broadcom.
Because you have network access while te Linux, you should open a terminal and
come in the following guideline:
attempt to get ndiswrapper installed, switch roles those switches.
Network Settings. Your wireless device will likely demonstrate up there, but add it if
not. My preference is to use NetworkManager (selected ter the global tabulator). Once
you have added the device there and finished, click on the KNetworkManager icon,
select ",Edit Connections", and add a wireless connection.