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Thread: No ESSID being found

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    chakka64 NNTP User

    Default No ESSID being found

    So I'm new to SUSE and linux in general. I'm running an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop if it helps at all. I read the Sticky here so this is the information I could get:

    Device: Broadcom Corp. BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI
    Model: 14e4:4311

    I have firmware in place (FW-13) but when I use commandline:
    /usr/sbin/iwconfig
    It doesn't return much. I get:
    wlanO IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry Min Limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2353 B
    Link Quality:0 Signal Level:0 Noise Level:0
    Rxinvalidnwid: 0 Rxinvalidcrypt: 0 Rxinvalidfrag: 0
    Tx excessive retries: 0 Invalid Misc:0 Missed beacon: 0

    And doing a sudo /usr/sbin/islist scan
    returns "wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down".

    Any ideas on whats wrong/problematic.

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    Default Re: No ESSID being found

    With a BCM94311, your problem is most likely that you have not
    installed the firmware. You can verify that by entering the command
    'dmesg | grep b43' and look at the output. As long as you have a
    network connection in Linux, you can install the firmware with the command

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    If you do not have a connection while in Linux, consult the sticky at
    the beginning of this forum entitled "Additional wireless bits".

    Larry

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