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How can I configure Wireless Network in OpenSuse 11.3

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First I have done with root.
sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

I have installed b43-firmware, b43-fwcutter through Yast, but Network Manager can't find wireless .. wireless is disabled. Please suggest what should I do.

nm-tool:
~~~~~~~~~

linux-445p:/boot # nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected


** (process:6417): WARNING **: error: failed to read connections from org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings:
    The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings was not provided by any .service files
- Device: eth0  [Auto eth0] ----------------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            forcedeth
  State:             connected
  Default:           yes
  HW Address:        00:22:19:F7:A5:52

  Capabilities:
    Carrier Detect:  yes
    Speed:           100 Mb/s

  Wired Properties
    Carrier:         on

  IPv4 Settings:
    Address:         10.0.0.9
    Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
    Gateway:         10.0.0.1

    DNS:             10.0.0.1

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---change the wireless router's settings from WPA-PSK to WPA2-PSK

--Also follow following link

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/wireless/

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Where can I change the wireless router's settings from WPA-PSK to WPA2-PSK
I am new to OpenSuse. Please suggest.
Hi Srikanth,

You will need to login to your wireless router's configuration page via http, i.e. http://router's ip address e.g http://192.168.1.1, http://10.0.1.1 etc.

You can do this by connecting to the router through Ethernet port or through any other PC that can connect to the wireless network. Please refer to the manul/documentation that was supplied with your router.

Regards.
you have to set the wireless router setting to urs router ip address
So you need to Type in Browser the IP  Address ie: Http://192.1.1.1 

Then you will be able to set the settings.
Is the driver used at all?

Try this:

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

You should see something similar to this:
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318]

After that you try this, but change 03:00.0 to what you have:
lspci -vnn -s 03:00.0

At the bottom you should see what kernel driver is used. Post the result so that we can see what card you have.

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linux-445p:/ # lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)


I don't know how to check the domain, bus, slot and function. How do I check which ones I have?

linux-445p:/ # lspci -vnn -s 03:00:0
linux-445p:/ #

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Commented:
My ip address is 10.0.0.1 according to ifconfig under eth0

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:19:F7:A5:52  
             inet addr:10.0.0.9

Page not found for http://10.0.09 or 192.1.1.1 or 10.0.1.1 or  http://192.168.1.1, http://10.0.1.1 etc.
srikanthrad:

You should have written 06:00:0 in the lspci-command according to the first output.     .

Try this
lspci -vnn -s 06:00:0

Author

Commented:
nothing shows up.

inux-445p:~ # lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
linux-445p:~ # lspci -vnn -s 06:00:0
linux-445p:~ #

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Commented:
Oh wait sorry typo.

linux-445p:~ # lspci -vnn -s 06:00.0
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000d]                                                                                                        
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21                                                                                                                          
        Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]                                                                                                                    
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3                                                                                                                              
        Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>                                                                                                                  
        Capabilities: [e8] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+                                                                                                                  
        Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 5b-dc-5e-ff-ff-26-00-26
        Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
I think your problem is that you shouldn't use "b43" but "wl". I had this problem with my wife's laptop although it was 14e4:4315. Have you tried wl?

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I haven't tried wl. What is wl and how do I do that? Please suggest.
wl is the prefered driver for a lot of  broadcom drivers now days. To test if this is ok. Do this.

remove b43 from insmoded drivers:

  modprobe -r b43

install wl through zypper:

  zypper in broadcom-wl

insert wl:

  modprobe wl

Proceed with normal configuring as you would have done before.

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linux-445p:~ # modprobe -r b43
linux-445p:~ # zypper in broadcom-wl
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'broadcom-wl' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'broadcom-wl-5.60.48.36-7.pm.8.3.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.
linux-445p:~ # modprobe wl
linux-445p:~ # lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
linux-445p:~ # lspci -vnn -s 06:00.0
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000d]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
        Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
        Capabilities: [e8] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 5b-dc-5e-ff-ff-26-00-26
        Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge


I don't know what configuration you were talking about. I am a total new-bie to Opensuse and not sure what I have done. Just changing everything previously. Please suggest what should I do now.
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