not able to configure wifi conncetion using network manager

Hi I have recently installed opesSUSE leap 42.3… Currently I am connected to ethernet via network manager. However, I am not able to configure WIFI… In windows when you switch on the system it shows list of available wifi networks ryt… But I am not able to find anything in here… I am sure that thr must be something that I am missing, but can’t figure out what… I need little help please…

Can you show us output of

su -c lspci

and copy the output here, between CODE tags (the # in the layout ribbon ) ?

BTW Networkmanager should show the networks, like on Windows.

Hi Thank you for your response. Here is the output.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Con
troller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanc
ed Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definit
ion Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Ro
ot Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Ro
ot Port 4 (rev c4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Ro
ot Port 6 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanc
ed Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM75 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controlle
r [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (r
ev 04)
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Expre
ss Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)

I am sorry for the earlier post. Here is the output.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Con
troller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanc
ed Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definit
ion Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Ro
ot Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Ro
ot Port 4 (rev c4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Ro
ot Port 6 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanc
ed Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM75 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controlle
r [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (r
ev 04)
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Expre
ss Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)

What I thought, a Broadcom wireless network card / chip. Add the Packman repo and install the broadcom-wl packages. Then reboot. From there on you should be in business, i.e. see the networks. If not, you may need the bnoadcom firmware package and install the firmware IIRC.

Thank you. It worked.:slight_smile:

Upgraded to leap 15 from 42.3, once again not able configure wifi connection. Previously (What I thought, a Broadcom wireless network card / chip. Add the Packman repo and install the broadcom-wl packages. Then reboot. From there on you should be in business.) this had worked now its not responding.

Check if the driver is loaded…

/sbin/lspci -nnk|grep -i net -A3

Wireless device node present?

ip a

Wireless device not hard/soft blocked?

/usr/sbin/rfkill list

If necessary, you can share the output here by copy/pasting the output to a text file and transfer via memory stick to an internet-connected computer.