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Old 01-01-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
rmr1234
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No blue LED for wireless card (broadcom/ndiswrapper)


Blue LED light for wireless card not active (HP Pavillion ZV6123) even though Broadcom windows drivers are successfully installed via ndiswrapper. Unable to connect to or detect any wireless network. Any ideas to get the wireless card turned ON appreciated. The driver does seem to be happily installed as shown below? Any other info will try to provide on request.

Thanks,

Ryan

SUSE 10.0



linux:~ # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:70:F9:91
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe70:f991/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xa400

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:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3342 (3.2 Kb) TX bytes:3342 (3.2 Kb)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:4B:F1:99:43
inet6 addr: fe80::290:4bff:fef1:9943/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Memory:b0204000-b0205fff

linux:~# dmesg

(partial output below)

ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5a (Broadcom,02/11/2005, 3.100.64.0) loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:02.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:f1:99:43 using driver bcmwl5a, configuration file 14E4:4318:103C:1355.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
lp: driver loaded but no devices found
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
ohci_hcd: 2005 April 22 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: irq 11, io mem 0xb0000000
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.1[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: irq 11, io mem 0xb0001000
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
 
Old 01-02-2006, 02:39 AM   #2
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Ignore the led. Those are just indicators that make your laptop look pretty for windows users. As for your issue, looks like the driver works.

check out a "iwconfig" and you probably want to do "iwlist wlan0 scanning" to check out local wireless LANs around you. Use iwconfig to configure your wireless settings and use ifup and ifdown to start and stop your wlan0. Youll probably have to stop, start wlan0 after making a change in iwconfig. Oh and iwconfig doesnt use WPA, so I would start out trying to connect unsecured (no wireless key) then build from there.

Let me know if you need more help.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Is it best to go with the telnet commands you listed or use 'kinternet' or 'kwifimanager' to find a network. I couldn't get either of these programs to scan/detect an open network (linksys). I read in some other posts (different site) that one needs to make sure the wireless device is enabled in addition to the driver up and running. I've checked the Bios and the wireless is indeed enabled upon startup? I will try the “iwlist wlan0 scanning” next time I have access to wireless isp.

Thanks,

Ryan

linux:/home/rmr # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"linux"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

modem0 no wireless extensions.

linux:/home/rmr #
 
  


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