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Old 03-20-2006, 04:44 AM   #1
beanux
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Sony Vaio VGN-FS315E Wireless


Hi all,

I am running SUSE 10 on a Sony VAIO VGN-FS315E, but am have problems getting my wireless card to work. Does anyone know how to fix this??

Thanks

Beanux
 
Old 03-21-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Wireless is working perfectly on my Vaio VGN-FS215B with SuSE 10.0, better in fact than from Windows XP on another partition on the same machine. However I don't think (can't quite remember this bit) it worked properly before I did updates. But after I updated (using the ethernet connection to my router) not only did the wireless work, but I managed to get WPA encryption working. I didn't have to fiddle at all. I just put all the settings in YaST and it worked first time. That's a first for me. I wish I could do the same with my desktop. It might have been a new kernel that did the trick - I don't know. I just accepted all the recommended updates. There were a lot.

My machine has the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG chipset. I think it's also called Centrino. What wireless chipset does yours have? If you don't know, YaST/Network Card will tell you.
 
  


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