how I can fix wireless problem in linux suse

December 12, 2010 at 04:09:59
Specs: Linux x86_64
I have problem with the wireless in Linux SUSE 11.3.
my laptop now can detect the wireless but it can not connect to the wireless system.
i have b43 broadcom ,
in Yast> Hardware Information>Wireless LAN >Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card >Wireless LAN: Yes
so i have wireless but i can't connect to the system from linux while i can connect through the windows xp.
before i had Suse 11.2 it worked well but now i moved to suse 11.3 and i have this problem.
so ,how i can fix it?
thanks in advance



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#1
December 12, 2010 at 18:34:22
In YAST, goto Network Devices and choose Network Settings.
Now choose the General Options and switch from User Controlled with NetworkManger to Traditional Method with ifup.
Switch back to Overview and edit your wireless network card settings and make all the settings, necessary for your wireless network. Then choose ok and give it a try.

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#2
December 13, 2010 at 02:53:04
actually i am a beginner to linux,...so what do you mean by setting the wireless system,..
i can just use Automatic IP here,
maybe this command explain more,...

>iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"groundfloor"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

pan0 no wireless extensions.


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#3
December 13, 2010 at 11:41:06
Yes, wlan0 is the wireless network card and it's neither configured to use any SSID (Wireless network) nor configured to use any kind of encryption.
Therefore, you can start YAST (YAST2) at a console prompt or from the graphical user interface (KDE), to easily configure your network cards, as I described in response #1.

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#4
December 16, 2010 at 00:59:24
finally ,my wireless worked. I just went to the network setting and changed the setting to the Traditional Method with ifup ,I tried again but wireless didn't work,so I restart the system and again re change the network setting as before ,now i can connect to wireless system,..

thanks you for the guide


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#5
December 16, 2010 at 14:25:05
You are welcome.

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