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    Default Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Hello...
    I am an absolute beginner in linux trying to get open suse 13.1 working on a laptop
    I am UNABLE to connect through both wired and wireless.

    The Laptop is HP Pavillion DV5 1000

    The ethernet card on it is RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller(enp3s0)
    The Wifi card is BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller

    After the installation, I downloaded the firmware for the broadcom wireless and installed it.
    Then it started showing the wireless controller as well..

    Then I opened YAST
    Set it to traditional method
    Tried to configure the BCM4312
    I selected the "Dynamic Adress" DHCP in the Adress tab
    Then did the scan in the next page and found my wireless network in the list
    I entered the passphrase and it shows it as connected.
    The wifi light turned BLUE after this.

    But I still have no internet.

    Any help is greatly appreciated....

    Following are the results of the ifconfig etc

    linux-r734:~ # ifconfig -a
    enp3s0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
    RX packets:794 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:794 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:60684 (59.2 Kb) TX bytes:60684 (59.2 Kb)


    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:00:8B:BF:EE
    inet6 addr: fe80::221:ff:fe8b:bfee/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:178 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:53458 (52.2 Kb)


    linux-r734:~ # netstat -rn
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
    127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
    linux-r734:~ # ping -c1 130.57.66.6
    connect: Network is unreachable

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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Hello and welcome here.

    It is a bit difficult to read your computer text (and you indeed gave a lot of usefull information).
    Can you please use CODE tags for computer text. You get the CODE tags by clicking on the # button in the tool bar of the post editor. Then you copy/paste the computer text (preferable the prompt, the command, the output and the next prompt) from the terminal in between the tags.

    From wehat I can see, your cable connection is not in use, your wifi has an IPv6 address, but no IPv4. You have no route except the local loop.

    Which means that you have no network connection (let alone internet).

    In any case, your DHCP server (is that your router) seems not to serve you with many things. You need to get from it an IPv$ address, tthe IP address of the default router and the IP address of a DNS server. The first is needed to connect to your LAN, the second to connevt through your router to the ineternet and the third to be able to convert hostnames to IP addresses.
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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Let us see the result of this from your terminal

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    What exactly did you do to install the broadcom firmware?
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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Thanks Both of you for the reply....

    I got the firmware from here...
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ierwork-around



    Code:
    linux-r734:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:137c]
            Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    --
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3602]
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Also should I be using network manager or YAST...
    I am bit confused....

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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jitheshmenonm View Post
    Thanks Both of you for the reply....

    I got the firmware from here...
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ierwork-around



    Code:
    linux-r734:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:137c]
            Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    --
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3602]
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Also should I be using network manager or YAST...
    I am bit confused....

    My device seems very like yours and works fine

    Code:
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)        Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:04b5]
            Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Use Network Manager for sure

    As for the wired device it too should work from what I can see

    Is there anything unusual about the network you are connected to?
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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    On 05/03/2014 08:46 AM, jitheshmenonm wrote:
    >
    > Thanks Both of you for the reply....
    >
    > I got the firmware from here...
    > http://tinyurl.com/mrdcdlm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > linux-r734:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    > 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    > Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:137c]
    > Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    > --
    > 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    > Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3602]
    > Kernel driver in use: r8169
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > Also should I be using network manager or YAST...
    > I am bit confused....


    For beginners, NetworkManager usually works better when wireless is involved.
    There are a large number of things to get right. Usually, I have more success
    with editing the ifcfg-xxxx files, but I definitely do not recommend that for a
    beginner.



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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    I don't think there is anything unusual about my virgin media router as I have my windows machines and my android phones connects to it without any trouble.

    In the KDE network manager when I press the scan button, a dialog opens but it cannot find any networks...

    It would be great if at least some one tell me how to set up a wired connection.

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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Thanks guys for the replies....
    After a restart of the laptop I switched to Network Manager and enabled networking.
    My wifi network was for some reason hidden
    I typed the name in the hidden network,pressed ENter and it asked for password and once i entered that it could connect it

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    Exclamation Beginner with OpenSuse with internet working

    Hi community,
    I have Win7 and Win8 on my home computer which has never given any bother connecting to the 'net. I have previously had installed on other drives and partitions, Bohdi, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Mint, SuSe12.1, among others. I have not had any problems until I tried 12.1, now up to 13.1 - everything was automatic and work seamlessly. It is very disappointing to install SuSe to find no Internet connection and to have no guidance at all when installing. I have had to plug in my win7 drive to access this forum so that I can persevere. It is very annoying when time is at a premium and does not reflect well on SuSe to anyone wanting to try it who gets these problems. I had messages telling me to check my firewall, check the proxy settings, but having now logged in to windows how can I check anything in Linux if there is no access to assistance? Any comments and advice would be much appreciated as I would love to run this fine distro having seen it in action previously.
    Cheers to all,
    Esshbee

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    Default Re: Beginner Open suse unable to connect to internet

    Hello esshbee, Welcome here, but please start a thread of your own with telling itle. That is much better thenn hanging your problem at the end of an already dead thread where many people will not see it.

    This thread is CLOSED. Those that think they are able to help esshbee, please wait for his fresh thread.
    Last edited by hcvv; 10-May-2014 at 13:22.
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