Wireless WPC54G - Exhausted all options and need help.

I have exhaused all options to make my wireless work on my laptop. I have tried drivers that came with Suse 11.0, Ndiswrapper, and Wadwifi and my wireless will not work. :frowning:

I finally got onto your forum and I read “My wireless doesn’t work primer What I should do next” document. Currently I have reverted back to the original Suse setup.

Computer - IBM Thinkpad T22
Equipment type – PCI Device
Linksys Model No. WPC54G ver. 3.1
Configured for Dual Boot XP and Suse 11.0

I have attached the following:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c556B CardBus [Tornado] (rev 20)
00:03.1 Communication controller: 3Com Corporation Mini PCI 56k Winmodem (rev 20)
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

dmesg | less

b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm ‘pid’
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]


lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

irda0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 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


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:03:84:1A:9A
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:11 Base address:0xe400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2480 (2.4 Kb) TX bytes:2480 (2.4 Kb)

I would appreciate any help/direction on how to fix the Wireless. Perfer to work in Linux but have to revert back to XP to use wireless. Access to the internet by a wired DSL line is not a problem; i.e., only wireless will not work.


I finally got my wireless working after many days of trying. After posting on the forum, I read the sticky “Getting your Wireless to Work”. Based on the instructions, the firmware was not installed.
I installed B43-fwcutter, based on the instructions in the guide. I then followed the instructions and downloaded the firmware.

The light on the PCI came on. Performed an # ifconfig and # iwconfig. I had an IP address and I had received and tranmitted parameters.

No problem connecting to the internet.

No further assistance required.

Glad to hear that the tutorial helped you and that your device is