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    Question Wireless card not working!

    Can some one help me to get my wireless card working on my HP dv8000 laptop (the AMD notebook not the intel) because i can't connect to any wireless signals.

    Help Please.
    Kevin

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    krdna4th wrote:
    > Can some one help me to get my wireless card working on my HP dv8000
    > laptop (the AMD notebook not the intel) because i can't connect to any
    > wireless signals.


    What does the command 'lspci -v' show about your wireless?

    Larry

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    how do i figure that out I'm new to Linux. And don't know to much bout linux terms and what not.

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    Well i guess it is working because I went into yast checked out my network settings and my wireless card was listed and i needed to download a package called Kinternet but I got a message saying the content isn't accessible.

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    A lot of things in Linux are done in a console (or konsole), also called a
    terminal. If you are using KDE, click on the chameleon, and there should be a
    Terminal Program icon in the favorites listing. If it isn't there, click on
    Applications, then System, and scroll down to the Terminal icon.

    Once the terminal is started, you can type the command '/sbin/lspci'. It will
    put out many lines of data - one of which be contain the string "Network
    Controller". Copy that line by highlighting it with the mouse, pull down the
    Edit menu item, and select copy. Note, a CTRL/C will not work here. You will
    then be able to paste that data into any graphical application, such as a
    browser. If you have to enter it manually, I want to know the model of your
    wireless device.

    Once I know what device you have, I will figure out the next step.

    Larry

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    Not necessarily. Many wireless cards need firmware (a program for the processor
    in the device) to be installed separately. Until we know what device you have,
    we have no idea of your next step.

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    Default [MOVED]Re: Wireless card not working!

    krdna4th wrote:

    >
    > Can some one help me to get my wireless card working on my HP dv8000
    > laptop (the AMD notebook not the intel) because i can't connect to any
    > wireless signals.
    >
    > Help Please.
    > Kevin
    >
    >

    Moved from Network to Wireless forum.

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    this is what yast network settings say about my card
    BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (Not connected)
    MAC : 00:14:a5:a1:89:02
    • Device Name: wlan0
    • Started automatically at boot
    • IP address assigned using DHCP

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    krdna4th wrote:
    > this is what yast network settings say about my card
    > BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (Not
    > connected)
    > MAC : 00:14:a5:a1:89:02
    > • Device Name: wlan0
    > • Started automatically at boot
    > • IP address assigned using DHCP


    When you open a terminal and enter the command

    dmesg | grep b43

    what do you see?

    What do you see when you enter the command

    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

    From this pair of outputs, we will figure out where you are. BTW, the BCM4318
    is a version that works well with b43.

    Larry

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    I am using gnome if that is of any help,this is what I got when I entered the first command

    b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input8
    b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
    b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the latest firmware (version 4).
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
    b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
    b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the latest firmware (version 4).
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
    b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
    b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the latest firmware (version 4).
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input11
    b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
    b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the latest firmware (version 4).


    and this is what i also got for the second command

    We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
    Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

    root's password:
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

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