OpenSUSE Network :: BroadCom Network Cards Are Not Working?
Sep 4, 2010
I am using open suse 11.1 in my acer emachine laptop. Everything is okay except Network cards are not working. It says that firmware is missing or kernel problems. My network cards are Broadcom network cards. How can I fix it?
I have bought a new Dell Studio XPS Desktop with Broadcom BCM57788 network card. The installation of the tg3 driver from Dell was done according to Documentation
But still, the network card is not there. When I call ifconfig, there is only "lo" and no "eth". In Yast it says that the Netlink BCM57788 card cannot be configured because the firmware is missing. I also already did modprobe tg3 and rmmod tg3.
BTW, I have installed OpenSuse 11.2 x32 which is Linux 126.96.36.199.
I have a Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5721 network card on my server at work.Everything works fine for a few weeks, then randomly the network connection on the server will stop working. After it stops working, I will try to reconnect with the network manager, it shows a wired connection available, it shows the "connection in progress"animation, then the "connection disabled" icon.
I uninstalled the network manager and used manual configuration, but do you think the network manager was the issue? I can't have the server disconnecting randomly every few weeks with no way to know what the real problem is. Was there an issue with the network manager with 10.04?
I have a desktop computer running OpenSUSE 11.2 with two network cards installed. I would like to use both cards for connecting to the internet using different networks. The setting would be the following: eth0 is the main (default) card, almost all programs should use this NIC for connecting to the internet. eth1 is used only by a few programs, which have setting for selecting which network interface to use. The two NIC's are connected to different networks, so the IP address of the NIC's, the related subnet masks and gateways are also different.
Saying short, I would like to have the two NIC's as they would be in two separate computers. I can set the IP address and subnet mask of the NIC's. The main problem is that I can only declare one gateway. How can i setup this? I do not use network manager, I configure network cards using yast, but if needed I can of course use ifconfig directly.
I'm new to Ubuntu - I've decided to give Ubuntu Studio a go as an alternative to Windows. However, after installing it, neither of my network cards work. I have a Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG wireless card, and a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Wired card. Neither work, And I'm not sure how to. I've tried searching, and have come up with the .tgz file here, but I have no idea what to do with it I'm concentrating on the wireless card for the moment, seeing as that will be the main one I use.
I've installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 with two network cards. One for external, and one internal.My problem is that as soon as i activate eth1 (external), i can't access the server from the internal network (eth0)
With these settings i can't reach the internal network from inside.If i disable the gateway on eth1 and enable the gateway on eth0, it works.
I'm planning to use Debian as the OS for a firewall machine, which will sit between my internet connection and the rest of my computers. Now my network is all wired, no wireless whatsoever. I'm using the onboard the motherboards cat5 socket which seems to be using the VIA rhine driver and I'm also using a 3com 100MBps card.
I can list the machine spec if you want but it's nothing special, an old Athlon 64 rig with 1gb ram and an OEM motherboard, it all seems to work ok apart from the internet doesn't' seem to work. Lenny seems to detect both cards ok and I even used the net install CD and it managed to download everything using the 3com card.
The strange thing is when I'm in Lenny, I can't seem to connect. I can ping google, but when I try and view a webpage, the browser just sits there with a while screen... Could it be that using 2 network cards is confusing Debian? Right now I've only got the modem hooked up the the 3com card, and nothing connected to the onboard network card.
I'm new to SuSe and lateley I was trying to establish a Network, when some weired problems occured. I was able to establish the network and i have connection to the internet. The suse-machine is rechable by ping from all the other computers in the network. If I'm tryiing to ping the other computers from the suse-machine, nothing happens. The router responds without packet loss, but every other ping occurs in:
From 192.168.2.6: icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.2.6: icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.2.6: icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.2.6: icmp_seq=5 Destination Host Unreachable
I've been searching for some ideas to solve this problem but couldn't find any.
I'm trying to install the drivers for my Wlan card, I've downloaded the drivers in the tar.gz-file from Broadcom and untar-ed it in my /home/<username>/hybrid_wl-folder and cd'ed to it and I try to run "make" but I get an error: KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/'uname -r' /build M='pwd' make: *** /lib/modules*188.8.131.52-0.1-default/build: No such file or directory. Stop make: *** [all] Error 2
I'm getting really desperate, I need my Wlan on Wednesday. I'm following the README but this is what I get.
On Linux Mint (Gnome) i used to go to Network drive. that is on the right hand side of Nautilus there is a short cut for Network. in there i could see my network hard drive and other laptops connected to the network, and i could access my files. but on OpenSuse, when i open the network folder, nothing comes up. may be it needs some sort of configuration.
I just installed Debian 5.0 onto my laptop (Dell e6410) and it appears to boot and run fine, except that it does not recognize the network card (it did not do so during the installation). It also does not seem to recognize the wireless card.I have an ethernet connection, but running ifconfig displays only the local connection.I have tried adding -nomodeset and -noacpi to the boot menu, but that does not seem to change things
I have a small pc running fedora 8 with iptables and 2 network cards for routing/firewall and secondary DNS.For some time I've been alerted by the network guys that this machine was generating some alerts. The real network IP address keeps being assigned to the other interface, intended for LAN only (10.0.0.1/24).I've already changed the PC, installed a more recent operating system, replaced the 2 network cards and the problem persists. I have another pc running the same services (except DNS) in a very simillar way and no alert logs from that one.onder if it is some configuration issue on my startup firewall script.I've also installed arpwatch and I could confirm this IP and physical address issue:
Arpwatch output: hostname: my.host.name ip address: my.ip.address
I use an internet connection with a proxy. I have set the proxy in Firefox and systemsettings so now I can browse the web and I can ping Google from Console. But when I start Software Management, it says "Cannot access installation media". Whats wrong?
I have two D-Link network cards installed in my computer. The Ubuntu 10.04a2 installer seemed to recognize only one of them, though I know both are functional. I plugged a CAT5 cable in here, connected to my home network (with Internet). The installer proceeded happily, configuring DHCP and synchronizing clocks. However, when I rebooted after its completion, Ubuntu didn't recognize that I was connected to the network. I re-jiggled the RJ-45 connector, to no avail. When I run "System Testing," it does list both network cards during the Network suite, one being D-Link, and the other "James Bond" or something. So, what gives?
I have installed CentOs 5.4 for Snort sensor , on the location where i intend to place the Snort sensor to listen for internal firewall leg (LAN) the switch doesn't support port mirror so i would like to create with 2 nic's bridge and pass trough the firewall internal leg my question how do i set such configuration.
I have installed slackware 13.1 64-bit version and can not recognize network cards.I'm with laptop acer aspire 7540g.Wireless card is atheros ar5b93.Ethernet card is Broadcom NetLink ï¿½ Gigabit Ethernet.
Sometimes my file share network stops working,and will then work again.I'm lost with this problem. The server pc is a Zenwalk pc.The other pc is a win7 pc. This error only occurs on Zenwalk. When i run puppy from the live cd the file shares are always visible,without fail.Under puppy i use pNethood. When the ping command is used there is no problem, and the pc name can be pinged.This is shown below:
Config: Squeeze, 2.6.32-5-amd64I just installed squeeze and the network is up and nm-manager deamon if working but the Gnome applet doesn't seem to work as usual. It indicates no network although the network is available as indicated by ifconfig and route below. When I switch WiFi on, the nm works flawlessly. When I click on the applet icon it says "Wired Network: device not supported" (or similar, msg in french is
I use a network-connected HP printer through hplip and cupsI'm trying to discover how to access the media card ports that are built-in on the printer. Q1: Is there some way that my linux workstations can mount or otherwise access these flash-media cards?If not, then,Q2: Does anyone know about a network-connected, shared resource, multiple format media card device?(My wireless router has a USB port for shared things, but I think
Ok, so I've gotten tired of my router, and I've decided to make my own using IPFire as the OS. Right now I'm looking for ethernet cards that I can use for the green network, but I don't know if I can use 2 for the same network. I'm trying to get 4 ports at 1000 Mbs, and the only thing I've been able to find so far that's within my price range is a card from startech that has 2 ports, but would I be able to use 2 for the green network?
I've been searching all over trying to figure out how to get my Slackware box to detect my 2 PCMCIA wired nics. Specs are:
Dell Latitude CPi (old, I know...) Compaq 10/100 PC Card (series NNB108) Xircom "Credit Card" Ethernet 10/100+ and Modem 56 (model: CEM56-100. Slackware 11 (kernel 184.108.40.206)
Both cards work under Ubuntu 9.04 on the same hardware so I know they are both working and linux compatible.
Checking the /var/log/messages file I see entries when I insert or remove the card. States that a PCMCIA card has been added/removed however other than the /messages log entry there is no other activity that I notice. No lights on the NIC card dongles either. Most of the reading I've done on the net indicate that there should be a /etc/pcmcia/network.opts file but I don't even have the /etc/pcmcia directory. Sure would appreciate some guidance on where to go or what to do to get these two PCMCIA nics up and running.
I have a Proliant 7000 with 4 interfaces across 2 cards - 3 intel 10/100Tx and 1 intel 100FX. During install it detected the 3 tx interfaces - but couldnt see the network - post install the network devices were no longer there, their devices missing from /dev/.
Neither google nor a forum search have been particularly edifying, is this a known issue with any cards? If so is there a known fix? ifconfig gives me information for loopback only as expected.
Does anyone have a kernel that supports Atheros network cards? I am using ASUS EEE PC netbooks and none of the kernels I have access to have drivers installed for the NICs. I am having issues when I try to build my own kernel and maybe someone has a precompiled one? Either that or if someone has a basic, step-by-step guide to building your own custom kernel. This is my first time building a kernel and I am kind of lost. This isn't actually for running Ubuntu I will be using it in an imaging program called FOG. I just need a kernel that will support these NICs so I am able to do some imaging.
I've got two NICs connected to two different routers, and on different subnets of course. Each is set for static IP. But somehow I must have mixed up the connections at some point, so the NICs don't always have the IP addresses I expect. I think there may also be a mixup with different ways of setting the network addresses. When I click the Network Icon on the Desktop, I see that each NIC has both addresses as options. The /etc/network/interfaces file has some information about eth0, but all commented out, so there must be another place the addresses get set. And I just discovered that eth0 and eth1 aren't physical but virtual. I guess eth0 is the first one that is set.
I'm running xubuntu 10.04 LTS (upgraded from 8.04 LTS) on an old low power sempron machine as an always on 'internet machine' i.e. it does all my downloading email etc. and up until yesterday it has always performed flawlessly. Yesterday wasn't its fault, it was a BTI network problem that took out my internet service but while talking to tech support I realized that this machine has lost all ways to control the network cards. Network-manager and network-manager-gnome are installed according to synaptic but they have no menu or notification appearance. I've tried reinstalling them to no avail.