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Ok so I have read the sticky and tried doing what it tells me. When I enter the command in terminal I get nothing just a msg saying. absolute path ...
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    wireless set (sorry)


    Ok so I have read the sticky and tried doing what it tells me. When I enter the command in terminal I get nothing just a msg saying.

    absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root)

    I have installed openSUSE 11.2.

    My card is Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG[Golan]Network Connection

    Using netgear router.

    Please help as I am very excited in using this as my permanent OS

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Try it again after gaining root permissions:

    Code:
    su -
    ...then enter your root password when requested.
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    Thank u for that. Please see what was reported back from running the terminal Would like to know how I get to use my windows that I had b4 I installed linux? Will post in a different section. My wife is getting annoyed with me now as I am having to use her laptop to communicate on this forum

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 0c)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2843] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GT] [10de:0426] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4353] (rev 15)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: sky2
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1051]
    08:03.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    08:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    08:03.2 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) [104c:803b]
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:902d]
    Kernel driver in use: tifm_7xx1

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    Hello and Welcome!

    You might need to install the proper firmware/drivers for your wireless card.
    Could you also post the output of
    Code:
    /sbin/lsmod
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    Thank u all for helping me. This is the out come of /sbin/lsmod

    Module Size Used by
    snd_pcm_oss 51616 0
    snd_mixer_oss 19072 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq 64752 0
    snd_seq_device 8620 1 snd_seq
    edd 10472 0
    af_packet 23424 2
    bridge 63476 1
    stp 2532 1 bridge
    llc 7020 2 bridge,stp
    cpufreq_conservative 8396 0
    cpufreq_userspace 3332 0
    cpufreq_powersave 1568 0
    acpi_cpufreq 9452 0
    speedstep_lib 5092 0
    fuse 74268 1
    loop 17228 0
    dm_mod 84804 0
    pcmcia 39568 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 233604 1
    sony_laptop 35688 0
    snd_hda_intel 31584 2
    iTCO_wdt 12164 0
    iwl3945 142528 0
    snd_hda_codec 94688 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 8708 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 96324 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_timer 25960 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd 75236 14 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,s nd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,s nd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    tifm_7xx1 7680 0
    iwlcore 204964 1 iwl3945
    mac80211 217656 2 iwl3945,iwlcore
    yenta_socket 41100 1
    rsrc_nonstatic 12224 1 yenta_socket
    ohci1394 33392 0
    sr_mod 17572 0
    cfg80211 103424 3 iwl3945,iwlcore,mac80211
    sg 32884 0
    cdrom 40768 1 sr_mod
    serio_raw 6276 0
    sky2 53188 0
    joydev 11232 0
    pcmcia_core 41268 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    tifm_core 9500 1 tifm_7xx1
    ieee1394 102884 1 ohci1394
    pcspkr 2784 0
    i2c_i801 12788 0
    snd_page_alloc 10600 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    iTCO_vendor_support 3876 1 iTCO_wdt
    rfkill 22772 2 sony_laptop,cfg80211
    video 24600 0
    battery 12836 0
    button 6608 0
    intel_agp 31012 0
    ac 4964 0
    ext4 359524 2
    jbd2 95584 1 ext4
    crc16 1952 1 ext4
    fan 5028 0
    processor 50576 3 acpi_cpufreq
    ide_pci_generic 4036 0
    piix 6760 0
    ide_core 122572 2 ide_pci_generic,piix
    ata_generic 4836 0
    thermal 21084 0
    thermal_sys 18344 4 video,fan,processor,thermal

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    Looks like you should have the right module installed, here:
    Code:
    iwlcore 204964 1 iwl3945
    What do you get when you run
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
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    Ok so I typed in the first cmd iwlcore 204964 1 iwl3945 and it laughed at me and asked "did I do a typo" anyway so I entered ifconfig -a and below is what I got.


    Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:80:F6:8E:2A
    inet6 addr: fe80::21a:80ff:fef6:8e2a/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:13533 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:4626198 (4.4 Mb)

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:80:F6:8E:2A
    UP BROADCAST 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:16

    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:150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:9308 (9.0 Kb) TX bytes:9308 (9.0 Kb)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:3C:6E:21:C8
    BROADCAST 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)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-1F-3C-6E-21-C8-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    [NO FLAGS] MTU:0 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)


    Well I hope one day that I will b able to understand all of the above lol. Once again Cheers for the help lets hope I get this resolved soon as I will be installing this on my parents PC *GULP*

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    This card should work out of the box and everything seems fine so far. Have you configured your network connection in yast?

    Check the firmware is loading
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    and does the following list available networks?
    Code:
    su -
    iwlist wlan0 scan

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    OK nothing happens when I put the code dmesg | grep firmware

    And the other code iwlist wlan0 scan msg says wlan0 interface does not support scanning : network is down.

    Now I know that the network is not down as I am writing on these forums now on the wifes laptop

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    It means the network interface, not your home network.

    Does
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    return an error?
    If not try the iwlist command again.

    Do you have a physical switch for your wireless that might be flipped on accident? (I've done that.)

    What is the output of
    Code:
    cat /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill*/state
    It'll just be a number. 1 means it's on.

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