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    Default SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    Can anyone offer me any help here please ?

    I have just installed SuSE 11.0 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro L10 Laptop and can't connect to my wireless LAN.

    Looking in YaST => Hardware => Hardware Info => Network Card, I get:
    [Air Conn] INPROCOMMIPN 2200 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
    Bus ID: 2
    Bus: PCI
    Class (spec) Ethernet Controller
    Class: Network controller
    Device Identifier (spec): 66320
    Device Identifier: 74272
    Device: [Air Conn] INPROCOMMIPN 2200 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
    Hwcfg Bus: pci
    Model Linksys, A Divison of Cisco [Air Conn] INPROCOMMIPN 2200 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)

    The relevant YaST => Network Devices => Network Settings Error msg reads:
    [Air Conn] INPROCOMM IPN 2200 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01) (Not connected)
    BusID: 000:02:04.0
    Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth0, wlan0) is not present.
    This is mostly caused by missing firmware (for wlan devices).
    See dmesg output for details.

    Using dmesg|grep firmware, dmesg|grep Wireless, dmesg|grep Air, dmesg|grep INPRO or any of the other likely keywords, I don't get any reference to anything that seems relevant. However, eth0 does have a valid IP Address using a wired connection and I can browse the Internet with Firefox.

    I have a feeling that for some reason, SuSE is allocating eth0 to both the WiFi AND the RTL-8139/8139C/8139+ wired connections?

    I really would appreciate some help, please ...

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    Default Re: SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    I'm no wireless expert, but if you are using wireless one tends to use networkmanager to manage net connections
    eth0 can be configured in Yast
    wlan0 in networkmanager

    I have never come across the wireless device you list - You may have to resort to ndiswrapper
    In a su terminal do: lspci -v
    And post the result for the eth0 device too.
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    Default Re: SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    Thanks for that caf4926

    The relevant results from /sbin/lspci are
    02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Divison of Cisco Systems [Air Conn] INPROCOMM IPN 2200 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
    02:04.0 0200:17fe:2200

    From lspci -v I get:
    02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139+ (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 6
    I/O ports at 3800 [size=256]
    Memory at e0401800 (32-bit non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    Kernel modules: 8139cp, 8139too

    02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Divison of Cisco Systems [Air Conn] INPROCOMM IPN 2200 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
    Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device 0310
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
    I/O ports at 3c00 [size=32]
    Memory at e0401c00 (32-bit non-prefetchable) [size=32]
    Memory at e0401c00 (32-bit non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    I note that there is no mention of kernel driver or module(s) for the Wireless Adapter?

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    Default Re: SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    Wait for one of the network guys to see this eg: @lwfinger aka; Larry.

    The wlan will most likely need ndiswrapper, that uses a win xp driver. But wait for more help.
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    Default Re: SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    Hmm,IIRC this *may* work with the b43 drivers ( i may be wrong ). have a look at the stickies on how to obtain the drivers.
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    Default Re: SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    deltaflyer44 wrote:
    > Hmm,IIRC this *may* work with the b43 drivers ( i may be wrong ). have a
    > look at the stickies on how to obtain the drivers.


    No, it is not a b43 device. The only option for this device is
    ndiswrapper with the Windows driver.

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    Default Re: SuSE 11.0 and WLAN on Toshiba Satellite Pro L10

    Thanks Larry, @OP, follow Larry's advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    The only option for this device is ndiswrapper with the Windows driver.
    Thanks for this Larry. I have no experience, practical or theoretical of ndiswrapper; however, I have found a Linux Journal video describing how to install and use ndiswrapper.

    Before embarking on a journey of adventure and discovery with this, is ndiswrapper likely already to be included in SuSE 11.0 or can you suggest an alternative Idiot's Guide to installing and using ndiswrapper?

    I believe that I will have to incorporate the development tools (headers, gcc, make, etc.) which I didn't do when I installed SuSE.

    Again, thanks for your help Larry & others

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Many thanks, that looks good and I can work at my own pace rather than trying to keep up with a video by someone who actually knows what he is doing

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