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Thread: Acer TM2410, openSUSE 11.1 and wifi not working

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    Default Acer TM2410, openSUSE 11.1 and wifi not working

    I have a Gnome enviroment, KDE would be better but I was not able to install it through Yast from DVD, it wanted to connect to SUSE website...

    I can see that my Wifi card is recognized.
    I also wanted to add a new connection which I did since I know SSID of the wifi network I want to connect to... didn't work either...

    I don't know who should handle the wifi connections, which one is better: a) Network Manager b)Traditional ... ifup...

    Also, in Windows XP I can see a checking light of Wifi lit on my notebook but in openSUSE it is not .... and when I press the button nothing happens....

    This is what is written in Yast- Network Settings:

    BCM4318 Airforce One 54g 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (Not connected)

    MAC: 00:14:a4:29:01:62
    Device name: wlan0
    Started automaticly at boot
    IP address asigned using DHCP

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    Default Re: Acer TM2410, openSUSE 11.1 and wifi not working

    caf4926 wrote:
    > This may help
    > 'HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless)/Broadcom BCM43xx - openSUSE'
    > (
    > also
    > 'Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums'
    > (

    Both those links are good, but not exactly what you need.

    For step 1, open a terminal and run the following command:

    dmesg  |  grep b43
    If you see a message about missing firmware, then do the following:

    sudo   /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    That procedure assumes that you have network access while running
    Linux. If not, then look at
    and go about 2/3 of the way to the bottom. There you will see how to
    download a firmware file using some other OS and get it into Linux.

    If your first step does not contain a message about missing formware,
    then post the output of that step.

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