Wireless on HP Pavillion with Suse 11

Here I am back with fresh install of Suse 11 and console return of:

fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘/sbin/lspci’
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATAAHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
07:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
07:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
07:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
07:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter(rev 12)
07:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘dmesg | less’
bash: dmesg | less: command not found
fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘dmesg | less’
bash: dmesg | less: command not found
fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘/usr/sbin/iwconfig’
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan’
bash: sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan: No such file or directory
fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan’
bash: sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan: No such file or directory
fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> su
Password:
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # ‘/usr/sbin/iwlist scan’
bash: /usr/sbin/iwlist scan: No such file or directory
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade #

plamenpenchev wrote:
> Here I am back with fresh install of Suse 11 and console return of:
>
> fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘/sbin/lspci’

–snip–

> 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
> Network Connection (rev 02)

Your wireless device is an Intel3945ABG. Do a search on that device to
see how to set it up.

> fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘dmesg | less’
> bash: dmesg | less: command not found

You need to install package less.

> fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> ‘sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan’
> bash: sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan: No such file or directory

I’m not sure what command is missing. Enter the command ‘which sudo’
to see if sudo is installed. If it is, then you need to install the
package containing iwlist.

Larry

dmesg | less returns:
Linux version 2.6.25.5-1.1-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.3.1 20080507 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision 135036] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200
Command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHY2120K410T7B2FBKY-part7 resume=/dev/sda6 splash=silent vga=0x314
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000ce000 - 00000000000d0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000007fed0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000007fed0000 - 000000007fedf000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000007fedf000 - 0000000080000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fed00000 - 00000000fed00400 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fed14000 - 00000000fed1a000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fed1c000 - 00000000fed90000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ff000000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 159) 0 entries of 3200 used
Entering add_active_range(0, 256, 523984) 1 entries of 3200 used
end_pfn_map = 1048576
#########################

linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1A:2B:02:E8:00
ESSID:“WLAN_FD”
Mode:Master
Channel:3
Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality=96/100 Signal level=-30 dBm Noise level=-127 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=0000004d7bd5073e

linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade #

You iwlist output indicates that the device is receiving beacon
information. If it is not connected, then either your radio is off due
to the kill switch, or you have not set the encryption correctly with
YaST or NetworkManager.

Larry

WIFI is on by the switch. I am using it all the time with Vista. With Suse 10.3 wifi did work with public networks, but not with password protected.

Which settings I have to change with yast for to make it work?

First, go to Network Devices in Yast. Choose your wireless, and select edit. There is a tab that specifies whether you are controlling the device via “ifup” or NetworkManager. If it is ifup, then you need to specify your encryption, etc. in Yast. If NetworkManager is selected, then you need to configure your wireless settings through it. It should be an icon sitting in your system tray.

The bigger question, for me: How did you install without less? :\

Now I have chosen to set up my wireless with the network manager. I seems connected to the modem but not to internet - one screenshot here the key is WEP - hexadecimal

Have you filled out the rest of the screens in the “New Connection”.
Having the “Connect and Save” button active there is a bug that is
fixed in 11.1.

You can check that the connection is valid by pinging the AP. If that
works but the Internet cannot be accessed, try ‘ping 66.70.73.150’. If
that fails, your router is not working with your modem. If the above
ping works, try ‘ping www.samba.org’. If that works, your nameserver
is working.

Larry

in all cases I got “network unreachable” I suppose with AP you mean “access point” with IP 192.168.1.1 - it is also unaccessible via wifi

In the settings, in the next screen I have chosen WEP, then other line WEP 40/128 bit hexadecimal, next screen with manual IP addresses I have left blank. Autoconnect is on. Thats are all the settings with option WEP

plamenpenchev wrote:
> in all cases I got “network unreachable” I suppose with AP you mean
> “access point” with IP 192.168.1.1 - it is also unaccessible via wifi
>
> In the settings, in the next screen I have chosen WEP, then other line
> WEP 40/128 bit hexadecimal, next screen with manual IP addresses I have
> left blank. Autoconnect is on. Thats are all the settings with option
> WEP

You have not made the encryption connection. Is wpa_supplicant
installed? It is not used, but NM needs it for some reason.

Larry

I think you may be on to soemthing with wpa_supplicant. I am having similar difficulties with othe wifi cards that work in 10.3 but won’t connect in 11, even though they “see” the APs.

I also found I get a missing symbol when compiling madwifi 9.4 under 11 that I don’t get in 10.3. Very odd behavior. What is different between 10.3 and 11 in the networking? 10.3 works well. 11, so far, sucks!

I’m also having problems just like this one with ath5k. I have Netgear WG511T PCMCIA card that works fine with 10.3 and madwifi 0.9.3.3, but not in 11 with ath5k.

i laso use a dv6000 amd 64 laptop with BCM94311MCG wlan i a not able to see the wireless networks
i use a opensuse 11.0
plz help

surajullas wrote:
> i laso use a dv6000 amd 64 laptop with BCM94311MCG wlan i a not able to
> see the wireless networks
> i use a opensuse 11.0
> plz help

Have you installed the firmware? Please post the output of the command
‘dmesg | grep b43’.

wpa_supplicant is installed

what I can do more?

plamenpenchev wrote:
> wpa_supplicant is installed
>
> what I can do more?

I asked for some dmesg output that you have not yet posted.

Larry

Sorry, I have missed that. Here what dmesg | bash43 returns. I seems that bash43 doesn’t work with me, but I dont know what I have to install.

fireblade@linux-0dxf:~> su
Password:
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # dmesg | grep b43
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # dmesg | grep b43
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # ‘dmesg | grep b43’
bash: dmesg | grep b43: command not found
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # ‘dmesg | grep b43’
bash: dmesg | grep b43: command not found
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # help dmesg
bash: help: no help topics match dmesg'. Try help help’ or man -k dmesg'or info dmesg’.
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # man -k dmesg
dmesg (1) - print or control the kernel ring buffer
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # dmesg | b43
bash: b43: command not found
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade #

You are not loading driver b43. Did you blacklist it or ssb?

Larry

no, I didn’t blacklist anything. This is fresh installfrom CD. I don’t know what second part of your massage means (ssd).

plamenpenchev wrote:
> no, I didn’t blacklist anything. This is fresh installfrom CD. I don’t
> know what second part of your massage means (ssd).

When the Broadcom drivers are loaded, module ssb is loaded first. It
contains a pseudo-module known as b43-bridge, which actually loads the
appropriate driver - either b43 or b43legacy, depending on your hardware.

What happens when you issue the command ‘sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43’?

Next post the output of ‘lsmod | grep b43’.

Finally post the output of ‘dmesg | grep b43’.

I think you know to input the stuff between the quotes, but that they
are not to be typed.

Larry

only the last command does not return any output

linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/drivers/leds/led-class.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/drivers/input/input-polldev.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/net/rfkill/rfkill.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # lsmod | grep b43
b43 173480 0
ssb 56324 1 b43
rfkill 25888 1 b43
pcmcia 61336 2 b43,ssb
input_polldev 22416 1 b43
pcmcia_core 61604 2 b43,pcmcia
led_class 22920 1 b43
firmware_class 27776 4 b43,pcmcia,microcode,iwl3945
mac80211 220436 2 b43,iwl3945
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # dmesg | grep b43
linux-0dxf:/home/fireblade # dmesg | grep b43
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