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
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
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.
On 05/03/2014 08:46 AM, jitheshmenonm wrote:
> Thanks Both of you for the reply…
> I got the firmware from here…
> linux-r734:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
> 02:00.0 Network controller : 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 : 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
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
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,
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.