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    Default dell latitude D531 and wireless

    I just installed suse 11 64bit on a latidude D531 laptop and I try to make wireless work with no result. The chipset is according to hwinfo -wlan
    Code:
    hwinfo --wlan
    04: PCI b00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
      [Created at pci.310]
      UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4311
      Unique ID: y9sn.CvS0RaMGsb1
      Parent ID: CvwD.qyF1y8c+Nk9
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/0000:0b:00.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:0b:00.0
      Hardware Class: network
      Model: "Broadcom BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
      Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
      Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
      SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
      SubDevice: pci 0x0007
      Revision: 0x01
      Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
      Driver Modules: "ssb"
      Device File: wlan0
      Features: WLAN
      Memory Range: 0xfe8fc000-0xfe8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      IRQ: 17 (no events)
      HW Address: 00:1e:4c:29:86:78
      WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
      WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
      WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
      Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00"
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: ssb is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
      Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
      Attached to: #23 (PCI bridge)
    Can anyone help me please?

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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    have you seen the stickies at the start of the wireless section ? lots of good info there to help

    Andy
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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    geologos wrote:
    > I just installed suse 11 64bit on a latidude D531 laptop and I try to
    > make wireless work with no result. The chipset is according to hwinfo
    > -wlan
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > hwinfo --wlan
    > 04: PCI b00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
    > [Created at pci.310]
    > UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4311
    > Unique ID: y9sn.CvS0RaMGsb1
    > Parent ID: CvwD.qyF1y8c+Nk9
    > SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/0000:0b:00.0
    > SysFS BusID: 0000:0b:00.0
    > Hardware Class: network
    > Model: "Broadcom BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
    > Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
    > Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
    > SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
    > SubDevice: pci 0x0007
    > Revision: 0x01
    > Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
    > Driver Modules: "ssb"
    > Device File: wlan0
    > Features: WLAN
    > Memory Range: 0xfe8fc000-0xfe8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    > IRQ: 17 (no events)
    > HW Address: 00:1e:4c:29:86:78
    > WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    > WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
    > WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
    > WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
    > Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00"
    > Driver Info #0:
    > Driver Status: ssb is active
    > Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
    > Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    > Attached to: #23 (PCI bridge)


    You should look at the output of dmesg for messages about b43. I'm quite sure
    that you have not installed the firmware. If that is the case, if you have
    Internet access you should open a console and enter the command

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    That script will download and install the firmware. After that, the BCM4311
    should work. If you don't have Internet access when in Linux, we have a workaround.

    If not, please post the lines from dmesg that relate to b43 and wlan0.

    Larry

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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    Had I posted here, I would have seen it.But I posted in the wrong place
    Thank you, but the problem persists.
    I see there is an alternative driver loaded and i don't know how to unload it
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
            device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)
    It is also loaded in network card setup in module name section.

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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    if you are using wired at the moment, open a console & type this

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    that should install the firmware & get you on wireless fairly quickly. Don't forget to set it up in YaST

    Andy
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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    Thank you A lot Andy!! This line is what I needed... It works! I Am online now wireless!!! Thank you again!!

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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    Excellent, glad you got it sorted,now enjoy

    Andy
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    Default Re: dell latitude D531 and wireless

    Thank you! I am right now!!

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