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    Default WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    What driver I have to install for Lenovo B590 WiFi adapter?
    In what repository I can find a driver?
    System: openSUSE 13.2, MATE 1.8.1
    WiFi adapter: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [14e4:43] (rev 02).

    PLEASE HELP!
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    Default Re: WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    Quote Originally Posted by andranique View Post
    What driver I have to install for Lenovo B590 WiFi adapter?
    In what repository I can find a driver?
    System: openSUSE 13.2, MATE 1.8.1
    WiFi adapter: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [14e4:43] (rev 02).

    PLEASE HELP!
    This chipset (14e4:4318) is supported by the b43 driver.

    Follow the instructions here:
    http://opensuse-guide.org/wlan.php
    In particular, don't for get to install the firmware.

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    Default Re: WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    You may need to install the firmware packge via another machine with internet connectivity. Then transfer to the laptop and install:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...89#post2392189

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    This chipset (14e4:4318) is supported by the b43 driver.

    Follow the instructions here:
    http://opensuse-guide.org/wlan.php
    In particular, don't for get to install the firmware.
    Excuse me, but when I did this command - hwinfo --wlan --short
    It shows this:
    network:
    wlp2s0 Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
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    Default Re: WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    And when I do the command lspci ut shows this:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)
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    Quote Originally Posted by andranique View Post
    Excuse me, but when I did this command - hwinfo --wlan --short
    It shows this:
    network:
    wlp2s0 Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
    The BCM43142 is _not_ supported by the b43 driver, see here: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...%28BCM43142%29

    You need to install the broadcom-wl propietary driver, available from Packman:
    http://packman.links2linux.de/package/broadcom-wl
    (if you can connect to the internet by other means, wired ethernet e.g., you can also just add the Packman repo and install the packages with YaST or zypper)

    Please note that you need the broadcom-wl package, _and_ one of the broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx ones matching your kernel (e.g. broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop for kernel-desktop).
    Last edited by wolfi323; 19-Jan-2015 at 07:04.

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    Default Re: WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    The BCM43142 is _not_ supported by the b43 driver, see here: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...%28BCM43142%29

    You need to install the broadcom-wl propietary driver, available from Packman:
    http://packman.links2linux.de/package/broadcom-wl
    (if you can connect to the internet by other means, wired ethernet e.g., you can also just add the Packman repo and install the packages with YaST or zypper)

    Please note that you need the broadcom-wl package, _and_ one of the broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx ones matching your kernel (e.g. broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop for kernel-desktop).
    It works, thaks a lot!

    P.S. I've installed broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop
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    Default Re: WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    Ah, so the correct device as reported by lspci was
    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
    This is not supported by b43, and really highlights the necessity of providing the correct wireless chupset in the first place, otherwise we're left to guess.

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    Default Re: WiFi adapter doesn't work in Lenovo B590

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Ah, so the correct device as reported by lspci was
    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
    This is not supported by b43, and really highlights the necessity of providing the correct wireless chupset in the first place, otherwise we're left to guess.
    Thank you very much
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