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    Default new Dell E6400 wifi setup questions

    I have a brand new Dell E6400 that I am trying to connect to a wireless router. From what I have seen from the sticky threads, this info should be helpful:

    * From YaST->Hardware->Hardware->Network Card -> Wireless 1397 WLAN minicard
    * It does not have a "Kernel Driver" entry in the list, the vendor is listed as Broadcom
    * there is no line in the dmesg output that indicates I need a firmware upgrade
    * running /usr/sbin/iwlist scan reports:
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning
    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning
    pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning

    * running iwconfig reports:
    lo no wireless extensions
    eth0 no wireless extensions
    pan0 no wireless extensions

    The Broadcom entries from lsusb is: 0c:00.0 and from lsusb -n is 14e4:4315

    OpenSuse version 11.1

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    :so:

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    Default Re: new Dell E6400 wifi setup questions

    SpottedOwl wrote:
    > I have a brand new Dell E6400 that I am trying to connect to a wireless
    > router. From what I have seen from the sticky threads, this info should
    > be helpful:
    >
    > * From YaST->Hardware->Hardware->Network Card -> Wireless 1397 WLAN
    > minicard
    > * It does not have a "Kernel Driver" entry in the list, the vendor is
    > listed as Broadcom
    > * there is no line in the dmesg output that indicates I need a firmware
    > upgrade
    > * running /usr/sbin/iwlist scan reports:
    > lo Interface doesn't support scanning
    > eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning
    > pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning
    >
    > * running iwconfig reports:
    > lo no wireless extensions
    > eth0 no wireless extensions
    > pan0 no wireless extensions
    >
    > The Broadcom entries from lsusb is: 0c:00.0 and from lsusb -n is
    > 14e4:4315
    >
    > OpenSuse version 11.1
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated.


    As is noted in sticky #3 in this Forum, the 14e4:4315 devices are not
    yet supported by an in-kernel driver. You need to install the
    Broadcom-wl package for your kernel from the Packman repository.

    As a progress report, someone has finally started writing the code for
    the 4315 and other LP Broadcom devices.

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    Default Re: new Dell E6400 wifi setup questions

    Thank you!
    (I guess I didn't make it to Sticky #3 )

    I'll look into it.

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