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Old 01-30-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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still no wireless on HP 2133 BCM4312

I know this question was asked hundreds of times,but I sy=till can not fix my wireless. On the HP2133 with openSUSE 11.3 I have wired but no wireless connection. The driver is ssb
On Terminal I see
joseph@linux-t2w8:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Can anybody tell me how to correct the problem?
Thanks a million!
Old 01-30-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Okay, for starters, notice those lil faces? You can avoid that by wrapping the output you cut-and-pasted with [code] & [/code] tags.

Second, your output looks right for wlan0. So you need to use "NetworkManger" (or Knetwork manager if you're using KDE) to configure your WiFi card to connect to a Wireless access point (which I'm assuming you have a WAP somewhere, and you know the ESSID & whatever passphrase you need to connect, right?).

Third, have you ever successfully used this WiFi card to connect to the WAP in question? The reason I ask is because some WiFi cards do not support certain encryption implementations. This has been a source of many a frustration for me in the past, especially with cheap WiFi cards.

Fourth; I'm sure you've visted the openSUSE WireLess Forum, and saw the three sticky posts at the top of the forum, right?
Welcome (Contains information you need to know on how to correctly post to a wireless forum)
Getting Your Wireless to Work
My wireless doesn't work - a primer on what I should do next

Last edited by xeleema; 01-30-2011 at 05:30 PM. Reason: added kde & other information.


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