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Hello, the wireless is not working on my Acer Aspire 5920G - LinkSys Router using OpenSuse 11, its working perfect on windows and there is a button for wireless it ...
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    Exclamation Wireless is not working


    Hello,

    the wireless is not working on my Acer Aspire 5920G - LinkSys Router
    using OpenSuse 11,

    its working perfect on windows and there is a button for wireless it flash's when i start windows , but on linux it doesn't flash . i tried to setup the connection but it doesn't recognise any wireless connection not mine and not even my neighbors.

    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11  ESSID:""
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
              Tx-Power=0 dBm
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B
              Encryption key:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    the result of lspci

    Code:
    06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
    any idea how to get it to work

    thanks

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    There seems to be some incompatibility with that card and the kernel openSUSE 11 shipped with.

    Check out this article for some information and a possible solution.

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    i got error while compiling the driver

    Code:
    # make && make install
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25.11-0.1-pae/build M=/home/salim/compat-wireless-2008-08-06 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.11-0.1-obj/i386/pae'
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'.  Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.11-0.1-obj/i386/pae'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

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    did you run the configure script first?

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    did you run the configure script first?
    No. the tutorial that i was reading did not say anything about configure script

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    You need to have firmware for the card to work. Because it is proprietary software, it most likely is not present in your system. It can be downloaded here:
    http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/iw...e-2.14.1.5.tgz

    Unpack it and put it in the /lib/firmware folder. You can first check to see if indeed this is the problem, with this command:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    You need to have firmware for the card to work. Because it is proprietary software, it most likely is not present in your system. It can be downloaded here:
    http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/iw...e-2.14.1.5.tgz

    Unpack it and put it in the /lib/firmware folder. You can first check to see if indeed this is the problem, with this command:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    it WORKS

    Perfect

    Thanks Man

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