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  1. #1
    farp NNTP User

    Default Wireless troubles firmware installed

    Ok, so I installed Suse 11.0 32bit on an old laptop. I couldnt get the wireless to work so I found the thread here and downloaded and installed the firmware for my broadcom device. Here are the results of running the command '/usr/sbin/iwconfig'

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=27 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
    Encryption keyff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


    Next running the command 'sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan' yeilds these results:

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 No scan results


    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: Wireless troubles firmware installed

    What do you see when you run the command 'dmesg | grep b43'?

    Larry

  3. #3
    farp NNTP User

    Default Re: Wireless troubles firmware installed

    I get the following output:

    b430-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
    input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input8
    b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    Registered led device: br3-phy0::radio
    b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED

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    Default Re: Wireless troubles firmware installed

    farp wrote:

    > b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED


    Your wireless-enable switch is OFF. I don't know what it looks like on
    your laptop, but you need to toggle it.

    Larry

  5. #5
    farp NNTP User

    Cool Re: Wireless troubles firmware installed

    Lol thanks. I tried that earlier and it didnt work but now it does.

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