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    RedGunner NNTP User

    Default Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    Broadcom BCM4311 Rev01
    OpenSuse 11.1

    14er:4311

    kernel says b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN Found
    Broadcom 43xx driver loaded, features plmr, firmwire-id FW13

    iwconfig has no ESSID, and no access point has been associated

    tx power 0dbm with all the information after that with 0's.

    When I run iwlist scan it says wlan0 interface doesnt support scanning : network is down.



    I am learning linux at the moment and I am new to the way things are in this, what will i need to do to get this working?
    Last edited by RedGunner; 14-Jan-2009 at 12:45. Reason: typos

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    Default Re: Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    >
    > I am learning linux at the moment and I am new to the way things are in
    > this, what will i need to do to get this working?


    If you run the command 'dmesg | grep b43' you will see that the
    firmware cannot be found, i.e. you have not installed it. If you have
    Internet access in Linux, then all you need to do is

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -rv b43
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43

    and your scans should work. You only have to configure the connection.

    If you don't have an Internet connection in Linux, then read the
    stickies at the beginning of this forum and you will find the
    necessary steps to sneakernet the necessary files.

    Larry

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    RedGunner NNTP User

    Default Re: Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    In which sub forum is this?

    I can't find this anywhere or in search?

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    Default Re: Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    Wireless.

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    Default Re: Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    This post is the best i've seen for install DELL 1390 WLAN mini cards. I know this is an older post but good. THANKS opensuse forums

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    Default Re: Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    >
    > I am learning linux at the moment and I am new to the way things are in
    > this, what will i need to do to get this working?


    If you run the command 'dmesg | grep b43' you will see that the
    firmware cannot be found, i.e. you have not installed it. If you have
    Internet access in Linux, then all you need to do is

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -rv b43
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43

    and your scans should work. You only have to configure the connection.

    If you don't have an Internet connection in Linux, then read the
    stickies at the beginning of this forum and you will find the
    necessary steps to sneakernet the necessary files.

    Larry
    Tx for your post. It worked very well.

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    Default Re: Wireless Broadcom BCM4311

    On 08/12/2011 09:06 AM, ColdServed wrote:
    >
    > Tx for your post. It worked very well.


    Congrats on doing research on a problem. That is so rare.

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