Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Network manager reports wlan unavailable

  1. #1

    Default Network manager reports wlan unavailable

    Hi

    I installed OpenSuse 13.1 after trashing my hard drive and replacing it in my Dell Inspiron M5010 laptop. The install on the new HD was good and the laptop worked almost as before including the Wlan connection through a Broadcom which configured with network manager easily (see below for more info on the controller).

    This morning for no apparent reason my connection dropped (on the laptop not the router) and network manager now says "wlan unavailable" and that the it is blocked by the hardware. Also the "enable wireless" box is grey and can't be checked. I checked around generally but not sure which way to go with this.

    It may not be relevant bur before I noticed the broken connection I installed Photorec and also haven't been able to configure the wireless printer.I have a wired connection at the moment but really want to get the wireless working again.

    Thanks for any help.



    7: PCI 400.0: 0282 WLAN controller
    [Created at pci.319]
    Unique ID: YVtp.IzQij1EJm+D
    Parent ID: 8otl.kR1n3y5IO_4
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:04:00.0
    SysFS BusID: 0000:04:00.0
    Hardware Class: network
    Model: "Broadcom WLAN controller"
    Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
    Device: pci 0x4727
    SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
    SubDevice: pci 0x0013
    Revision: 0x01
    Driver: "bcma-pci-bridge"
    Driver Modules: "bcma"
    Device File: wlp4s0
    Features: WLAN
    Memory Range: 0xfea00000-0xfea03fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    IRQ: 16 (519 events)
    HW Address: ec:55:f9:4d:65:46
    Link detected: no
    WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472
    WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
    WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
    Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004727sv00001028sd00000013bc02sc80i00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: bcma is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcma"
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #17 (PCI bridge)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    7,236

    Default Re: Network manager reports wlan unavailable

    On 03/10/2014 07:06 AM, terpic wrote:
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > I installed OpenSuse 13.1 after trashing my hard drive and replacing it
    > in my Dell Inspiron M5010 laptop. The install on the new HD was good and
    > the laptop worked almost as before including the Wlan connection through
    > a Broadcom which configured with network manager easily (see below for
    > more info on the controller).
    >
    > This morning for no apparent reason my connection dropped (on the laptop
    > not the router) and network manager now says "wlan unavailable" and that
    > the it is blocked by the hardware. Also the "enable wireless" box is
    > grey and can't be checked. I checked around generally but not sure which
    > way to go with this.
    >
    > It may not be relevant bur before I noticed the broken connection I
    > installed Photorec and also haven't been able to configure the wireless
    > printer.I have a wired connection at the moment but really want to get
    > the wireless working again.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    >
    >
    > 7: PCI 400.0: 0282 WLAN controller
    > [Created at pci.319]
    > Unique ID: YVtp.IzQij1EJm+D
    > Parent ID: 8otl.kR1n3y5IO_4
    > SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:04:00.0
    > SysFS BusID: 0000:04:00.0
    > Hardware Class: network
    > Model: "Broadcom WLAN controller"
    > Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
    > Device: pci 0x4727
    > SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
    > SubDevice: pci 0x0013
    > Revision: 0x01
    > Driver: "bcma-pci-bridge"
    > Driver Modules: "bcma"
    > Device File: wlp4s0
    > Features: WLAN
    > Memory Range: 0xfea00000-0xfea03fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    > IRQ: 16 (519 events)
    > HW Address: ec:55:f9:4d:65:46
    > Link detected: no
    > WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    > WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447
    > 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472
    > WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
    > WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
    > Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004727sv00001028sd00000013bc02sc80i00"
    > Driver Info #0:
    > Driver Status: bcma is active
    > Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcma"
    > Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    > Attached to: #17 (PCI bridge)


    Is your wireless switch turned on?



  3. #3

    Angry Re: Network manager reports wlan unavailable

    Hi lwfinger

    That's twice that one has caught me out now, hope I'll learn to check that first next time. Thanks for the reply and your help.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •