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Old 12-20-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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opensuse 10.2 no wireless internet connection


Hello there,
This the my first time using this website just because I'm new ti Linux.
I'm using my laptop DELL D800 and have opensuse 10.2 install after I uninstall 10.3 from the same reason CAN'T CONNECT TO ANY WIRELESS NETWORK,
and yes I'm ready to jump of the roof of my building.

please help as soon as you can.

thank you Manny

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Old 12-20-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by jettwa2001 View Post
Hello there,
This the my first time using this website just because I'm new ti Linux.
I'm using my laptop DELL D800 and have opensuse 10.2 install after I uninstall 10.3 from the same reason CAN'T CONNECT TO ANY WIRELESS NETWORK
I'm afraid you have not provided enough information to solve the problem. Is the wifi card functional, but is the connection to the network failing? Or is the wifi card itself not working at all? If so: which card are you using? What drivers have you installed? Have you used a search-engine to find a solution? Just a friendly suggestion, I hope that helps.

P.S.
Downgrading the complete operating system just to get one component working, which may be quite easy to do once you know how, is not really a good idea, IMHO.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 02:27 AM   #3
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If you don't know what sort of wireless card it is, here is one way to find it out:
Code:
lspci | grep Net
That hopefully spits something out (if not, run just 'lspci' and start reading..), for example in this laptop I'm currently working, the output was
Quote:
00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Knowing the wireless device type may help, depending on what the actual problem is. The above example, Broadcom bcm43xx, is said to be troublesome/tricky, but that's a lie - it works smoothly without any troublematic manual work on this Ubuntu

Like JunctaJuvant mentioned, you should tell (in addition to the wireless card model) more about the problem. Are you able to "see"/scan the networks available, but can't connect, or can't you see any networks at all, or try to connect but fail at the password prompt, or seem to be missing the whole wireless device from your operating system? Knowing something like that, maybe even more, helps in deducing the real problem: is it an authentication problem, a driver problem or something else.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 09:22 AM   #4
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no wireless internet connection

Hi there,

Thx for the help,

I tried to type what you asked me in the terminal command line(ispci)
and the command was not found but I did go to yust and got this info from the hardware information BCM 4306

Let me know if that's helping you and if not let me now how to use the command line bTW when I open the command line I did change the directory to the root

Thxs
 
Old 12-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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Hi there,

Thx for the help,

I tried to type what you asked me in the terminal command line(ispci)
and the command was not found but I did go to yust and got this info from the hardware information BCM 4306

Let me know if that's helping you and if not let me now how to use the command line bTW when I open the command line I did change the directory to the root

Thxs
I suspect you are a bit new to Linux, and that is not a problem. But since you are having trouble with simple commands, I would strongly recommend first reading some basic documentation on essential commands, how the filesystem is structured, and such. That way, you will better understand what questions to ask, and also better understand the answers people give you here. This knowledge may also prevent you from executing dangerous commands, either by accident or due to following bad advice. An often recommended *free* book, that is available online, is called "Linux: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition". You can download it here. Another free book for beginners which you may find useful can be found here (note: this link opens a pdf file).
A further important resource is the search engine, for example google (but other alternatives may be just as good or even better). That way you can find more manuals and tutorials yourself, and perhaps even a complete solution to your problem. Please try searching for an answer first, just a friendly suggestion.

I hope that helps, and good luck!
 
  


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