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    Default Network - Wireless - NOT connecting

    I recently replaced my ubuntu 12.10 system with dual-boot of openSUSE & Bodhi .
    My wired connection to my Broadband is Working Perfectly.
    My Wireless is not showing up, even though my connections are all OK and Driver "b43-fwcutter" was reinstalled (just to be sure).
    This Driver worked fine on this machine under 'ubuntu', and 'Bodhi' uses the same Driver "b43-fwcutter", it also woks.
    When I click on the 'Internet Connection' emblem on top menu, there is only 'Wired', No Wireless showing when i check the pop-up window!!
    I have been trying, and 'YaST2' (whatever that is) is installed.

    How can I fix this problem? I'm no longer portable!

    Please,simple advice, nothing too technical as my understanding of computersis very basic.
    I'v read a lot and understood little, about this!

    MyComputer components - Software:-

    dELL-Laptop-Inspiron-1300
    CELERONM PROCESSOR 380
    WIDE SCREEN 14.1" WXGA (1280X800) LCDPA
    MEMORY DUAL-CHANNEL 512MB (2X256) 533MHZ
    WIRELESS CARD DELL1370 MINI PCI (802.11)

    OperatingSystems is openSUSE 12.2 "Mantis" - Kernel \r (\l).
    LSBVersion: core-2.0-noarch:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-noarch:core-2.0-ia32:core-3.2-ia32
    core-4.0-ia32:desktop-4.0-ia32:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-ia32:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.2-ia32:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch
    DistributorID: SUSE LINUX
    Description: openSUSE12.2 (i586)
    Release: 12.2
    Codename: Mantis
    Linuxlinux-60tb.site 3.4.11-2.16-default #1 SMP Wed Sep 26 17:05:00 UTC2012 (259fc87) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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    Default Re: Network - Wireless - NOT connecting

    Please can we see the result of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
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    -=WELCOME=- new poster!!

    suggest you read/follow the info in this posting:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ml#post2424640

    and please press the "Report" button at the bottom of this post and ask
    the mods to move it to the wireless forum [where it will be seen by the
    hoard of wireless experts there, who may not also read in this
    applications forum]

    also, as you move around in openSUSE you might get tripped up by the
    differences between it and Ubuntu (or any other disto you might be
    familiar with), _some_ of the biggest differences are highlighted in
    these two threads.....understanding those will ease your transition to
    more smiles:
    http://tinyurl.com/ubuntu-to-openSUSE
    http://tinyurl.com/Ubuntu-Differences

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    Default Re: Network - Wireless - NOT connecting

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Please can we see the result of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    OK. So you didn't reply yet and I notice you asked for simple instruction.
    Open a terminal and use your mouse to copy and paste the above code - then hit enter.

    Use your mouse to copy and paste the result back. Hopefully you have a wired connection? To make this easy for you.

    I notice you have a Dell (low spec machine), and they are often broadcom wireless, but we need to be sure and which version.

    I also note you only have 512MB RAM, so you will need to be using XFCE or LXDE to get better performance from your machine..
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    OK. So you didn't reply yet and I notice you asked for simple instruction.
    Open a terminal and use your mouse to copy and paste the above code - then hit enter.

    Use your mouse to copy and paste the result back. Hopefully you have a wired connection? To make this easy for you.

    I notice you have a Dell (low spec machine), and they are often broadcom wireless, but we need to be sure and which version.

    I also note you only have 512MB RAM, so you will need to be using XFCE or LXDE to get better performance from your machine..
    I have the same issue and here are the results of my terminal input:
    "mylo@linux-97z9:~> /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card [1028:000e]
    Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
    --
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0413]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169"

    Any help will be greatly appreciated

    Kind Regards

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    Default Re: Network - Wireless - NOT connecting

    This page b43 - Linux Wireless

    Lists:
    Code:
    14e4:4353 yes (3.1+) BCM43224 a/b/g/n N (r6) wl/brcm80211
    wl driver can be installed from Packman
    https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/ca...rs-packman-90/
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    Worked like a charm,thank you very much

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    Default Re: Network - Wireless - NOT connecting

    Quote Originally Posted by Baby_Mylo View Post
    Worked like a charm,thank you very much
    Pleased to hear that
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