Hello. I am running opensuse from my thumbdrive, because I’m not allowed to partition disk space after I had to repair our other OS…
Anyways, I looked at the sticky (the one called “My wireless doesn’t work- a primer” and ran the commands it told me. I was wondering if anyone could help me out.
My WLAN device: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY rev 01
I then ran dmesg, and used the find command to look up where my Broadcom BCM4312 showed up. It said (in the terminal) that I needed to install some missing firmware, and to run a command “sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware”. I run this, and it says it installs successfully. When I log back in, I can run dmesg again and it says I need the firmware…again. Help here?
The next thing the sticky said to do was run /usr/sbin/iwconfig and see what it told me. Results:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
So it doesn’t look like it’s up and running. Step 5 of the sticky said to run 'sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan. Results:
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Network is down
Any help? The firmware doesn’t seem to be installing successfully, or at least permanently. I am running this from a thumbdrive. I don’t want to partition disk space on my hard drive, because I don’t have parent permission.
Again, sorry for noobishness.