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    Default Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    Hi,

    I am an absolute noob here. Can someone help me setup my wireless?

    I have the ethernet connected and it works.

    I tried to setup the wireless through the KNetworkManager, but it's not working.

    How do I check if my wireless card drivers have been installed and it's being detected by Suse??


    I would appreciate your help

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    Please open a terminal and type: su
    then your root password

    Now type

    Code:
    lspci -v
    Post result here.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    somneil wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am an absolute noob here. Can someone help me setup my wireless?
    >
    > I have the ethernet connected and it works.
    >
    > I tried to setup the wireless through the KNetworkManager, but it's not
    > working.
    >
    > How do I check if my wireless card drivers have been installed and it's
    > being detected by Suse??


    Go to the wireless sub-forum and read the 3 stickies. They will tell
    you how to get the information that is needed to help you.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    Hey guy,

    I have a DEll vostro 1500. This is how I do it

    check this link

    I keep it handy

    The instructions are as follows

    open your terminal and type "su". Type in your root's password and do the following:

    /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    /sbin/modprobe -rv b43
    /sbin/modprobe -v b43
    Opensuse 11.3 KDE 4.4.4, Windows XP. Vostro 1500 with 2.0Ghz Core2Duo and 8400M GS and DELL wireless 1390 Card
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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    Having the same issue: Here is my info...
    ------------------
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-card
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at f9ffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=1M]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
    Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
    Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
    UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
    UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
    CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
    CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
    AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
    Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 1e-00-31-ff-ff-4c-21-12
    Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb

    I've tried the suggested methods in the link above and it still did not work.

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    rickprospers NNTP User

    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    Would my bios have anything to do with it? It is A01.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    Hi,

    First I wanna thank everyone for replying back. Thank you!!!

    Yes, My wireless is working now! Thanks to sabbyman. I followed the instructions as it is. It worked like a charm. (I have the A06 BIOS).

    Problem Solved!! I am beginning to enjoy linux now

    Just one more "noob" question...How do I copy the stuff (the outputs)from the Terminal into a text editor? Ctrl+C didn't work.

    And once again, THANK YOU sabbyman..and everyone else. Thanks a lot!!!

    Enjoy your weekend guys!

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    somneil wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > First I wanna thank everyone for replying back. Thank you!!!
    >
    > Yes, My wireless is working now! Thanks to sabbyman. I followed the
    > instructions as it is. It worked like a charm. (I have the A06 BIOS).
    >
    > Problem Solved!! I am beginning to enjoy linux now
    >
    > Just one more "noob" question...How do I copy the stuff (the
    > outputs)from the Terminal into a text editor? Ctrl+C didn't work.


    From a terminal, you can get text into the clipboard by highlighting
    it with the mouse, then pull down Edit and Copy it.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    rickprospers wrote:
    > Having the same issue: Here is my info...
    > ------------------
    > 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
    > (rev 03)
    >
    > Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-card
    >
    > Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    >
    > Memory at f9ffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    >
    > Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=1M]
    >
    > Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    >
    > Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
    >
    > Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+
    > Count=1/1 Enable-
    > Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    > Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    > UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt-
    > UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
    > UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt-
    > UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
    > UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt-
    > UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
    > CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout-
    > NonFatalErr-
    > CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout-
    > NonFatalErr+
    > AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn-
    > ChkCap+ ChkEn-
    > Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
    > Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number
    > 1e-00-31-ff-ff-4c-21-12
    > Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
    > Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    > Kernel modules: ssb
    >
    > I've tried the suggested methods in the link above and it still did not
    > work.


    The BCM4328 needs the Broadcom wl driver. Since you are posting in the
    wrong forum, I'm letting you do the research yourself.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 1500 Wireless

    the actual shortcut is control + shift + c.

    No worries. I was really glad to help you out there.

    Don't forget to bookmark it.
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