Can't connect to protected network.

I have BCM4312 Dell wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card.
I run

sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

to install a firmware and know I managed to see all the networks I have around me, but I can’t connect to any of them (using the correct password:)).
What else I need to do to fix that?

On 08/23/2011 09:36 AM, volter wrote:
>
> I have BCM4312 Dell wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card.
> I run
> Code:
> --------------------
> sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
> --------------------
> to install a firmware and know I managed to see all the networks I have
> around me, but I can’t connect to any of them (using the correct
> password:)).
> What else I need to do to fix that?

If it is WEP, then you must use the hexadecimal key, not a passphrase.

If WPA/WPA2, have you set up the connection using the Connection Manager?

Please check the output of dmesg. For some BCM4312 cards, you need to use the
compat-wireless package.

Yes I’m using WPA/WPA2 with Network Connection.
Sorry, but I don’t know how to find something about BCM4312 in the dmesg output, and what do you mean about compact-wireless package.

Do I need to install wireless driver “broadcom-wl”

On 08/23/2011 01:06 PM, volter wrote:
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> Do I need to install wireless driver “broadcom-wl”

That will work; however, add the repo at

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/driver:/wireless/openSUSE_11.4/

and add the compat-wireless package. That will get you the open-source driver,
as opposed to the binary blob from Broadcom.

With 12.1, your BCM4312 will work with b43 without any other changes, other than
installing the firmware.

sorry, didn’t help. After installing broadcom-wl my system don’t even know I have a wireless card’
after deleting the driver everything back to like it was before the driver, can see but can’t connect.
There is no other way to fix that?

On 08/24/2011 12:56 AM, volter wrote:
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> lwfinger;2377642 Wrote:
>> On 08/23/2011 01:06 PM, volter wrote:
>>>
>>> Do I need to install wireless driver “broadcom-wl”
>>
>> That will work; however, add the repo at
>>
>> ‘Index of /repositories/driver:/wireless/openSUSE_11.4’
>> (http://tinyurl.com/6634m2y)
>>
>> and add the compat-wireless package. That will get you the open-source
>> driver,
>> as opposed to the binary blob from Broadcom.
>>
>> With 12.1, your BCM4312 will work with b43 without any other changes,
>> other than
>> installing the firmware.
>
> sorry, didn’t help. After installing broadcom-wl my system don’t even
> know I have a wireless card’
> after deleting the driver everything back to like it was before the
> driver, can see but can’t connect.
> There is no other way to fix that?

Well, I don’t help with wl.

Have you installed compat-wireless as I told you to?

Yes I did, but it still doesn’t work

On 08/24/2011 02:26 AM, volter wrote:
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> Yes I did, but it still doesn’t work

I need info. Please post the output from


sudo /sbin/modprobe -rv b43
sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43
dmesg | egrep "ssb|b43"

It sure does.

I think this issue has nothing to do with Broadcom, nor the kernel in general, but rather, in NetworkManager.

My computer uses an Intel 6200 card, have been able to successfully recognized, and if I used iwlist, I can get the ESSIDs in question–but if I use NetworkManager, the ESSIDs would not come out.