help! can't get no connection - Suse 11.0 BCM 4312


I’m trying now for several weeks (really) to get my wireless working -without success. Searched in various postings&forums - the same.

I’m using gnome-networkmanager and yast to configure wifi.

Problem: If I try to connect, the wheel turns, but wifi cannot connect.

Message:*(nm-applet:3255): Gdk-WARNING **: gdkdrawable-x11.c:878 drawable is not a pixmap or window
** Message: <info> New secrets for Auto Waldschrat/802-11-wireless-security requested; ask the user
** (nm-applet:3255): WARNING *: applet-device-wireless.c.1299 (get_secrets_dialog_response_cb): canceled

Message-Box opens with: secrets required by wireless network… (WPA&WPA2 Personal - Password:…)

well, it gets it - one more time trying to connect…

Wireless is protected by wpa-psk; passwords and yast are the same.

Some more Information:
Linux: #1 SMP 2008-07-13 20:48:28 +0200 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Device:30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01) -

*dmesg | grep b43
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found
input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input7
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:“Waldschrat”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: 00:1A:4F:02:88:C9
Bit Rate=9 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:off
Link Quality=86/100 Signal level=-20 dBm Noise level=-70 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Maybe interesting:

  • dhclient wlan0

Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit ISC DHCP

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:14:a5:e5:56:6b
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:14:a5:e5:56:6b
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 20
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 1
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

hwinfo --wlan
06: PCI 3000.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.310]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4312
Unique ID: y9sn.cphrE8f5q8F
Parent ID: H0_h.0XeE0ctGI+6
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:06.0/0000:30:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:30:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: “Broadcom BCM4312 802.11a/b/g”
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 “Broadcom”
Device: pci 0x4312 “BCM4312 802.11a/b/g”
SubVendor: pci 0x103c “Hewlett-Packard Company”
SubDevice: pci 0x1361
Revision: 0x01
Driver: “b43-pci-bridge”
Driver Modules: “ssb”
Device File: wlan0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xc8000000-0xc8003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 18 (no events)
HW Address: 00:14:a5:e5:56:6b
Link detected: no
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:v000014E4d00004312sv0000103Csd00001361bc02sc80i00”
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: #21 (PCI bridge)

I would appreciate any help - thank you.