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Old 11-15-2010, 05:40 AM   #1
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Wireless PC cannot connect


I am booting off a live suse 11.3 cd. I wanted to configure networking before install. I have a wireless connection.

I have tried connecting via network connections and via superuser network connections and ifup.

I cannot seem to get a valid connecion going.

I am using WEP ASCII password, and use my default WEP pass as Key 2. I am trying to connect to my wireless rta125w router.

Is there any reason why I cannot connect or a trick to this that I need to know.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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although this is not the root of your problem, you should really be using WPA encryption.

WEP has been cracked and is unsecure.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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I can create a connection inserting the basic info, and it will say connected to network but I wont actually havve any data flow.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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[Solved]

You simply need to use wireless key 1. As soon as I use key 1 instant connection use key 2 or 3 and its a failure cannot connect.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 11:10 PM   #5
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perhaps you ought to run the command


--- dhcpcd <interface>


Your post is somewhat lacking in details, such as what commands you're issuing, and what the output of those commands is, but on a rare occasion I can figure out what you're doing anyhow...

It sounds like, from what you've described, that you're able to authenticate with the router, but unable to get an IP.

If this is the case, I would expect your output to resemble this ---

Code:
bash-3.1# wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&
[2] 27090

bash-3.1# CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS 

Trying to associate with 15:2c:35:62:b5:8c (SSID='|+++|' freq=2437 MHz)

Associated with 15:2c:35:62:b5:8c

WPA: Key negotiation completed with 15:2c:35:62:b5:8c [PTK=CCMP GTK=TKIP]

CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 15:2c:35:62:b5:8c completed (auth) [id=0 id_str=]

bash-3.1#

this authenticates my wireless card with the router using the key I set on the router.

However, this does NOT get me an IP address.
Code:
bash-3.1# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:5d:18:bc:51
          inet6 addr: xxxx::xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:22882270 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16721414 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:835568050 (796.8 MiB)  TX bytes:1916483190 (1.7 GiB)

To get the IP address, I run dhcpcd wlan0

Code:
bash-3.1# dhcpcd wlan0
bash-3.1# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:5d:18:bc:51  
          inet addr:192.168.1.114  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: xxxx::xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:22882272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16721421 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:835568736 (796.8 MiB)  TX bytes:1916484234 (1.7 GiB)

bash-3.1#

Last edited by Dogs; 11-20-2010 at 11:25 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2010, 05:23 AM   #6
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I had to reboot after getting my network signal bar to show connection.
 
  


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