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Old 08-02-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
Richard Rahl
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Question I think I just don't know how to turn the Wireless on, lol!


Hey Folks,

I've been experimenting with Linux a lot lately, but am still fairly new. Before I install it on my laptop (planning to install SuSE 10.1), I've been playing with Knoppix, which I'm sure all of you know what is.

From what I can tell, I have one of those (apparently dreaded) Broadcom Cards, although in Windows Device Manager, it just says "Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter" so I don't know what version. I know ndiswrapper is on Knoppix (but I don't know if I'm using it properly), and I can see the Broadcom card under linux, as eth1 I believe.

Going into KWifiManager, I can't find my access point. This could be a simple matter of that I just don't know how to turn it on. I've tried scanning from within KWifiManager, but it can't find it. I've heard that power cycling after the reboot into Linux can help, but I haven't tried it yet (at work at the moment).

Thanks for any advice!

Cheers,
Lord Rahl

Last edited by Richard Rahl; 08-02-2006 at 08:25 AM.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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Yea, I'm having the same fun

EDIT: Fyi I'm using SuSE 10.1
and YaST Hardware Information reports it as
BCM4318 [AirForce One 54G] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller

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Old 08-03-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
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My guess is that neither of you have added and configured a driver for your card. The 4318 chipset works with the native linux bcm43xx (although I would avoid it for now due to range problems with the 4318 and bcm43xx) or you can use ndiswrapper and a Windows driver.

Richard- I'm guessing your problem is that you haven't added a Windows driver to the mix. Knoppix doesn't ship with Windows drivers, so you need to add your own. If it is a recent version of Knoppix, make sure you unload the bcm43xx driver (modprobe -r bcm43xx) before you load ndiswrapper. The two of them conflict so you can't have them loaded at the same time.
 
  


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