intel pro wireless 3945 abg does not work

Ok, I am new here, (Reforming Windows User), I can not get my wireless to work, I can not even get it to indicate it is even on the machine with the light on the screen frame, the switch(manuall switch) on side of the laptop does not do anything. I do not know how to install the driver, or I do not know If that is even the problem. I know the wireless worked prior to starting Suse… now it does not.

The Hardware info app in Suse finds the hardware, even gives me the name of it correct, but I do not have any wireless and I am getting frustrated with myself because I do not know how to make this work.

Dell Lattitude 620
intel centrino duo

( i know, it is old laptop, but I like it and I am gonna keep it till the doors fall off of it)

Check what is reported by the following

/usr/sbin/hwinfo --wlan


/usr/sbin/rfkill list

Make sure that you have the kernel-firmware package installed too. (That provides the required /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode.)

If that checks out, the next step is to use YaST to enable Network Manager

YaST > Network Devices > Network Settings. Under ‘Global Options’ select ‘User Controlled with NetworkManager’, then ‘Okay’. Once done, you proceed to configuring via Network Manager.

Hope that helps.