Wireless no list of broadcasting networks

[FONT=“System”][FONT=“Courier New”]My wireless network doesn’t work. I get no list of broadcasting networks. I have runned ‘collectHWData.sh’. This is the output. Does anyone know what I should do to make my wireless work? The problem occurs on my clean installation of SuSe 11.3 on my laptop PC C500 Compaq.

collectNWData.sh V0. (Rev: 1.282, Build: 2011/01/25 19:33:38 UTC)

!!! CND0470I: Reduced analysis capability and less network information because script was not invoked as root
--- Which type of your network connection should be tested?
--- (2) Wireless connection (WLAN)
--- What's the type of networktopology?
--- (2) WLAN HW router <---> LinuxClient
--- On which host is the script executed?
--- (1) LinuxClient
--- WLAN SSID to connect to: §§§§§§§§1

--- NWEliza is analyzing the system for common network configuration errors ...

!!! CND0120E: Network card wlan0 has no IP address
!!! CND0490E: No access point with your SSID detected on interface wlan0
!!! CND0380E: No WLANs detected on interface wlan0. Hardware and/or driver not configured properly
!!! CND0320E: WLAN turned off by hardware or software switch
!!! CND0240E: knetworkmanager for network configuration enabled but a YAST network card configuration for wlan0,eth0 exist

--- Go to http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND#English to get more detailed instructions 
--- about the error/warning messages and how to fix the problems on your own.

--- If you are unsuccessful then place the contents of file collectNWData.txt in the net
--- (see http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND_UPL#English for links) 
--- and then paste the nopaste link on your favorite Linux forum.

===== cat /etc/*-_]release || cat /etc/*-_]version =============================================================
openSUSE 11.3 (i586)
VERSION = 11.3
===== uname -a ===================================================================================================
Linux linux-ay7g.site 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
===== lspci ======================================================================================================
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1364]
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
08:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30a5]
	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
===== find /lib/modules/`uname -r` -name "*.ko" ==================================================================
Available kernelmodules for VendorId:DeviceId - 14e4:4311
Module: ssb
===== lsusb | grep -v "root hub" =================================================================================
===== hwinfo (filtered) ==========================================================================================
22: PCI 600.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  Model: "Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x1364 "BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Device File: wlan0
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
23: PCI 808.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  Model: "Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8139 "RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x30a5 
  Driver: "8139too"
  Driver Modules: "8139too"
  Device File: eth0
  Link detected: no
    Driver Status: 8139too is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139too"
    Driver Status: 8139cp is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139cp"
===== lsmod (filtered) ===========================================================================================
| 8139cp          | 8139too         | ac              | af_packet       | arc4             |
| b43             | cfg80211        | drm             | drm_kms_helper  | ecb              |
| hp_wmi          | i2c_algo_bit    | i2c_i801        | i915            | ip_tables        |
| jbd2            | lp              | mac80211        | mmc_core        | mperf            |
| ppdev           | rfkill          | sg              | speedstep_lib   | sr_mod           |
| ssb             | st              | wmi             |
===== ls /lib/firmware/* =========================================================================================
| 2.6.34-12-desktop       | 3CCFEM556.cis           | 3CXEM556.cis            | b43                      |
| b43legacy               | COMpad2.cis             | COMpad4.cis             | DP83903.cis              |
| E-CARD.cis              | LA-PCM.cis              | microcode.dat           | MT5634ZLX.cis            |
| NE2K.cis                | PCMLM28.cis             | PE-200.cis              | PE520.cis                |
| RS-COM-2P.cis           | tamarack.cis            |
--- /lib/firmware
===== ifconfig (filtered for eth|wlan|ra|ath|dsl) ================================================================
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ##:##:##:##:##:#1  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe000 
===== iwconfig ===================================================================================================
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
===== cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-[earwd]* | grep -v "=''" ==================================================
--- /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0
--- /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
NAME='BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN'
===== iwlist scanning ============================================================================================
No WLANs found
===== ndiswrapper -l =============================================================================================
No ndiswrapper module loaded
===== Active processes ===========================================================================================
wpa_supplicant:YES knetworkmanager:YES nm-applet:NO
===== ===== egrep -i "persistent|networkmanager" /etc/sysconfig/network/config | grep -v "^#|^$" =================
===== ping tests =================================================================================================
connect: Network is unreachable
Ping of failed
ping: unknown host www.suse.de
Ping of www.suse.de failed
===== cat /etc/resolv | grep -i "nameserver" =====================================================================
===== cat /etc/hosts =============================================================================================	localhost.localdomain	localhost       linux-ay7g.site linux-ay7g
===== route -n | egrep "(eth|ath|ra|wlan|dsl)" ===================================================================
===== Actual date for bias of following greps ====================================================================
20:45:38 2011-02-12
===== grep -i radio /var/log/messages* | tail -n 5 ===============================================================
Unable to grep -i radio /var/log/messages as normal user
===== dmesg | grep -i radio | tail -n 5 ==========================================================================
   10.608552] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
===== tail -n 300 /var/log/messages* | /usr/bin/grep -i firmware | tail -n 10 ====================================
Unable to grep -i firmware /var/log/messages as normal user
===== egrep 'eth|ath|wlan|ra' /etc/udev/rules.d/*net_persistent* /etc/udev/rules.d/*persistent-net* ==============
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules:SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="##:##:##:##:##:#2", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules:SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="##:##:##:##:##:#1", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
===== egrep -r 'eth[0-10]|ath[0-10]|wlan[0-10]|ra[0-10]' /etc/modprobe.*|egrep -v -i '#|backlist' ================
*** NWElizaStates V0.
IF:eth0 IM:1 IF:wlan0 IM:2 DI:2 AP:0 FALON:1 NIC:1 cNiC:2:1 NI:2 cNI:2 NIW:wlan0-1 CM:0 IP6:0 KM:1 WLW:0 RTDT:SuSE 


Well read this Εγκατάσταση Cosmote Internet on the go (ZTE MF110)](http://forums.opensuse.org/greek/i-i-i-i/i-i-i-iui-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-isi-i-i-ioei-i-i-i-i/i-iui-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-documentation/452922-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-cosmote-internet-go-zte-mf110.html) it is in greek because we are Greek men. Have you Internet stick?

And set your characters I can not read them!!!

On 02/14/2011 11:06 AM, stamostolias wrote:
> Well read this ‘Εγκατάσταση Cosmote Internet on the go (ZTE MF110)’ (http://tinyurl.com/5u5c398) it is in
> greek because we are Greek men. Have you Internet stick?
> And set your characters I can not read them!!!

The script shows that you have not yet installed the firmware. Confirm that with

dmesg | grep b43

With a wired connection, run the command

sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware


Just a little question for you entropy2 : where did you find this script ?

Sorry, I spelled it incorrectly: collectNWData.sh is what it should read.

I did what you said, and now it works all beautifully. Thanks!

(Did I mention I am a newbie? ;))

No problem, I glad to read that it works If you want help you go to Hellas subforum and write your problem.
Please read my advice who I have written Τεκμηρίωση(Documentation)](http://forums.opensuse.org/greek/i-i-i-i/i-i-i-iui-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-isi-i-i-ioei-i-i-i-i/i-iui-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-documentation/). This guide has been written by my friend Stathis, the other advice have been written by me.

But where did you find it ?

You can find it here:

Framp’s Linux Tips and Tricks - Downloads | Netzwerktoolsrepository

Thnaks. :slight_smile:

Hi i have the same problem. I don’t know how to get list of wifi networks. Last time (i dont know how), i got the list, but after reinstalling open suse, there is no list. I am using laptop.

I try to write this sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware but it said that commadn no found.

On 02/19/2011 08:06 AM, miodrag7 wrote:
> miodrag7;2292149 Wrote:
>> Hi i have the same problem. I don’t know how to get list of wifi
>> networks. Last time (i dont know how), i got the list, but after
>> reinstalling open suse, there is no list. I am using laptop.
> I try to write this sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware but it said
> that commadn no found.

Please do not blindly follow things that you see in the list. Usually if the
installer finds Broadcom hardware, it will install the firmware cutter, and this
command will be found.

Please try the following command:

/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep 14e4

If that command produces some output, then the installer messed up and you may
need the firmware. In that case, connect to the Internet with a wired interface
and do the following:

sudo zypper install b43-fwcutter
sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
sudo /sbin/modprobe -rv b43
sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43
sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

If you really have Broadcom hardware, the scan should now show neighboring
networks as long as your radio enable switch is on.

If the first command above does not produce any output, then post the output of

/sbin/lspci -nnk