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Old 12-27-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Wireless not working.


I'm having a problem with my Mother's computer. The computer was working fine running Ubuntu 9.04 until it was no longer supported. After upgrading the wireless stopped working. I then decided to just install 10.04 instead up upgrading because I didn't feel like solving the problem. Other problems arose and now I have OpenSUSE 11.3 up and running, but the wireless is still buggy.

I tried the "Unencrypted Connection" section from this
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-tro...in-ubuntu.html

But this happens
$ ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

I have no idea what that means.
As far as I can tell I have a driver and it is working, I could be wrong though, or I could have disabled it recently.

Also the Network Manager does not list any wireless networks and instead says "device not ready." This makes me think the driver's busted but I just followed these instructions:
http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php...le_ndiswrapper

I'm at a lose here. The wireless card in question is a Dell 1490 Dual-Band WLAN MiniCard.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Please post the output of
Code:
lspci
, so that we can see what chipset your wireless card is using.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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I think this is the part you need

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
 
Old 12-28-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)
That chipset gives you a couple of options. You can use b43, which is in the kernel, but requires you to install firmware (because of licensing, nobody can distribute it) or you can use Broadcom's sta driver. A lot of distros have this one in their repositories, but if you use it you probably need to blacklist b43 so they don't conflict.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 12:21 PM   #5
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Success! Thank you very much.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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Success! Thank you very much.

Great! Can you fill us in a little on what you did? It will be helpful when someone finds this thread.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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in my meego installation i also have the same issue

i solved it like this

http://www.meabi.com/meego-wirelesswifi-configuration/
 
Old 01-04-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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in my meego installation i also have the same issue

i solved it like this

http://www.meabi.com/meego-wirelesswifi-configuration/
 
  


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