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Old 10-15-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Dell WLAN 1350 not recognized on SUSE 10.3


Has anybody been able to get this card to work on SUSE and if so, could you please provide me with the steps to do so? I have downloaded the drivers and have installed them with ndiswrapper, but I'm not sure what to do next. The card is recognized (it was even before running ndiswrapper), but does not recognize any of the nearby wireless networks.

Thanks for any help.

- Jeff
 
Old 10-15-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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Is the ndiswrapper module loading without error? Is it showing in lsmod?

What's the output of ifconfig? Of ifconfig?

What chipset is the card using?
 
Old 10-16-2007, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thank you 2Gnu for responding. Here is the info:

Code:
linux-9y95: # ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
        device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

linux-9y95: # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3F:0B:6E:81  
          inet addr:192.168.1.38  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::212:3fff:fe0b:6e81/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:9099 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7576 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:10608852 (10.1 Mb)  TX bytes:1316085 (1.2 Mb)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:135 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:135 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:8268 (8.0 Kb)  TX bytes:8268 (8.0 Kb)

I'm not sure what you mean by chipset. The card is a Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN PC Card, Model WL-611GD and is 802.11 b/g.

I appreciate any help. Thank you.

Last edited by jeffpeck; 10-16-2007 at 08:00 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 07:58 PM   #4
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Also, there's this:

Code:
linux-9y95:# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"Broadcom 4306"
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid   
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality=0/100  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:49 PM   #5
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Looks like a Broadcom chipset.

You have an IP address. Did you assign a static address or did you obtain one via DHCP?

If static, did you set a default gateway and enter the DNS server information?

The SSID is funky and the wireless card is not associated with the access point. Is your ESSID really "Broadcom 4306"? Is your router set to disable SSID broadcast? I so, turn it on.

What security are you using? If WPA, have you installed & configured wpa_supplicant?
 
Old 10-16-2007, 10:23 PM   #6
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I got it! I'm not sure what I did. I followed so many different sets of steps. I think what did it was creating a new network item in the control panel. Maybe? It didn't work until I restarted so I'm not sure what did it. Anyway, thank you very much for your help.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 11:33 PM   #7
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Glad it worked. Enjoy.
 
  


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