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Thread: dell inspiron 1501 broadcom 4311

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    mwi2808bt NNTP User

    Default dell inspiron 1501 broadcom 4311

    hi,

    I did find many answers to that problem already and tried several times to fix it, but I still can't find any network connection.

    I've got wireless lan. the dsl router is an acer 11g.
    my desktop pc easily connects to that network.

    but I am not able to install the right drivers on my notebook.

    I did use this archive broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    then I installed the firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o with fw-cutter.
    but nothing did change.

    when I type iwlist scan:

    lo - Interface does not support scanning
    eth0 - Interface does not support scanning
    wmaster0 - Interface does not support scanning
    wlan0 - Interface does not support scanning : Network is down

    YaST2 shows the network card as BCM4311b/G WLAN.
    It is in "none IP" mode. It does start automatically on bootup.

    Have I forgot to do something important?

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    mwi2808bt NNTP User

    Default Re: dell inspiron 1501 broadcom 4311

    i did reinstall my system with gnome.
    just installed the linux drivers (name of the archive in post). and it did run. sorry. its obselete.

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    Default Re: dell inspiron 1501 broadcom 4311

    On 10/09/2009 05:16 AM, mwi2808bt wrote:
    >
    > i did reinstall my system with gnome.
    > just installed the linux drivers (name of the archive in post). and it
    > did run. sorry. its obselete.


    For the record, your initial problem was due to you not configuring
    the network. That is why the network was down.

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