I just installed suse 11 64bit on a latidude D531 laptop and I try to make wireless work with no result. The chipset is according to hwinfo -wlan
04: PCI b00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.310]
Unique ID: y9sn.CvS0RaMGsb1
Parent ID: CvwD.qyF1y8c+Nk9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/0000:0b:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:0b:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Broadcom BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI"
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
SubDevice: pci 0x0007
Driver Modules: "ssb"
Device File: wlan0
Memory Range: 0xfe8fc000-0xfe8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 17 (no events)
HW Address: 00:1e:4c:29:86:78
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ssb is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #23 (PCI bridge)
Can anyone help me please?
have you seen the stickies at the start of the wireless section ? lots of good info there to help
> I just installed suse 11 64bit on a latidude D531 laptop and I try to
> make wireless work with no result. The chipset is according to hwinfo
> hwinfo --wlan
> 04: PCI b00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
> [Created at pci.310]
> UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4311
> Unique ID: y9sn.CvS0RaMGsb1
> Parent ID: CvwD.qyF1y8c+Nk9
> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/0000:0b:00.0
> SysFS BusID: 0000:0b:00.0
> Hardware Class: network
> Model: “Broadcom BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI”
> Vendor: pci 0x14e4 “Broadcom”
> Device: pci 0x4311 “BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI”
> SubVendor: pci 0x1028 “Dell”
> SubDevice: pci 0x0007
> Revision: 0x01
> Driver: “b43-pci-bridge”
> Driver Modules: “ssb”
> Device File: wlan0
> Features: WLAN
> Memory Range: 0xfe8fc000-0xfe8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
> IRQ: 17 (no events)
> HW Address: 00:1e:4c:29:86:78
> WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
> WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
> WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
> WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
> Module Alias: “pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00”
> Driver Info #0:
> Driver Status: ssb is active
> Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe ssb”
> Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
> Attached to: #23 (PCI bridge)
You should look at the output of dmesg for messages about b43. I’m quite sure
that you have not installed the firmware. If that is the case, if you have
Internet access you should open a console and enter the command
That script will download and install the firmware. After that, the BCM4311
should work. If you don’t have Internet access when in Linux, we have a workaround.
If not, please post the lines from dmesg that relate to b43 and wlan0.
Had I posted here, I would have seen it.But I posted in the wrong place:)
Thank you, but the problem persists.
I see there is an alternative driver loaded and i don’t know how to unload it
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)
It is also loaded in network card setup in module name section.
if you are using wired at the moment, open a console & type this
that should install the firmware & get you on wireless fairly quickly. Don’t forget to set it up in YaST
Thank you A lot Andy!! This line is what I needed… It works! I Am online now wireless!!! Thank you again!!
Excellent, glad you got it sorted,now enjoy
Thank you! I am right now!!:D:D:)