I’m running openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) KDE.
0c:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Earlier I upgraded from 12.1 RC 1 to 12.1 RC2 & had wireless internet just fine. Yesterday, after turning the laptop back on-only a few minutes earlier I had a wireless connection, I recieved an icon saying “Wireless disabled by hardware”. I’m having trouble enabling it, and learning the problem. I also lost my network manager applet. I can provide more information as needed.
I can think of a couple things to check off the top of my head. First, I wonder if the upgrade changed your network settings, so have you looked in YaST? Secondly, did you try adding the network manager applet again?
Wow! I acquired a new/old laptop that has a physical button to turn off the wireless card. My wireless is up and working again-it must be a child/adult safety proof button :shame:. Thanks for the advice.
I’ve done that once or twice myself. Glad it was such an easy fix.
On 11/07/2011 10:46 PM, the Dude abides wrote:
> Wow! I acquired a new/old laptop that has a physical button to turn off
> the wireless card. My wireless is up and working again-it must be a
> child/adult safety proof button :shame:. Thanks for the advice.
No, it is for airplane safety, and for other places where radio signals must not
LOL! I just spent 3 nights installing distro’s trying to figure that out it didn’t happen before ! LMAO I was feeling pretty frustrated , i set it up before on same laptop and it must have been on (the wireless childproof button) Glad I ended back up on openSuse!! Thanks