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Old 05-02-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
mrukjames
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Angry Problem connecting to existing wireless network using KDE after updating to Sue 10.3


Hi, I have recently upgraded from Suse 10.2- 10.3, and now I am having problems connecting to my wireless network in KDE.

It is not an encryption problem because there is also a wireless network in my area that is unencrypted and it does not connect to that either. I'm using WPA- Personal.

I had the same problem yesterday, and I deleted KDE wallet and deleted the connection in the configuration screen- then it worked. However this does not solve the problem now. Even if I choose the other option of not using KDE wallet the damn thing still does not work.

If I right-click on the network manager application it brings up a list of wireless networks, but when it tries to connect something comes up saying, "unable to connect" without any other information. The damn thing is just won't work.

I know it's not anything to do with how the network is setup because I am connecting to that nework now in Vista. What the hell is going on, why won't it connect? Please help.

Thanks,
James
 
Old 05-03-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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What's the network card and are you using DHCP?
 
Old 05-04-2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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Hi, my network card is Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection DHCP.

But it appears to be working now. It may be an intermittent problem.

If you have any idea what the problem is/was then it would be very appreciated.

Thanks,
James
 
Old 05-04-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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I am newbie to Linux. I think that it was that there was a low signal. If there is a low signal then you can not connect. It happened to me and I could not figure it out. Some post in forum helped.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 07:59 AM   #5
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There seem to be DHCP problems with these cards. I have a 4965 and have problems too.

Fixed address will help. Mine only works with my DHCP server at home.
 
  


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