Wireless troubles firmware installed

Ok, so I installed Suse 11.0 32bit on an old laptop. I couldnt get the wireless to work so I found the thread here and downloaded and installed the firmware for my broadcom device. Here are the results of running the command ‘/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
Encryption key:off
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

Next running the command ‘sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan’ yeilds these results:

lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

Any help would be greatly appreciated

What do you see when you run the command ‘dmesg | grep b43’?


I get the following output:

b430-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input8
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
Registered led device: br3-phy0::radio
b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED

farp wrote:

> b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED

Your wireless-enable switch is OFF. I don’t know what it looks like on
your laptop, but you need to toggle it.


Lol thanks. I tried that earlier and it didnt work but now it does.