Acer TM2410, openSUSE 11.1 and wifi not working

I have a Gnome enviroment, KDE would be better but I was not able to install it through Yast from DVD, it wanted to connect to SUSE website…

I can see that my Wifi card is recognized.
I also wanted to add a new connection which I did since I know SSID of the wifi network I want to connect to… didn’t work either…

I don’t know who should handle the wifi connections, which one is better: a) Network Manager b)Traditional … ifup…

Also, in Windows XP I can see a checking light of Wifi lit on my notebook but in openSUSE it is not … and when I press the button nothing happens…

This is what is written in Yast- Network Settings:

BCM4318 Airforce One 54g 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (Not connected)

MAC: 00:14:a4:29:01:62
Device name: wlan0
Started automaticly at boot
IP address asigned using DHCP

This may help

HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless)/Broadcom BCM43xx - openSUSE

Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums

caf4926 wrote:
> This may help
> ‘HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless)/Broadcom BCM43xx - openSUSE’
> (
> also
> ‘Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums’
> (

Both those links are good, but not exactly what you need.

For step 1, open a terminal and run the following command:

dmesg  |  grep b43

If you see a message about missing firmware, then do the following:

sudo   /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

That procedure assumes that you have network access while running
Linux. If not, then look at
and go about 2/3 of the way to the bottom. There you will see how to
download a firmware file using some other OS and get it into Linux.

If your first step does not contain a message about missing formware,
then post the output of that step.