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Old 06-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
super_maan
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Belkin wifi adapter on Suse 12.3


I'm using OpenSuse 12.3 KDE live CD. I wanted to install in on a bootable usb, but I need to get the wifi working on it first. I have two wireless adapters connected. One built-in, the other a usb. I want to get the usb adapter working. It is a Belkin adapter model # F5D8055v1. When I boot up on the live CD, I believe it sees my adapter. (see below -- I didn't include the hardware address on purpose)
Code:
hwinfo --wlan

43: USB 00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at usb.122]
  Unique ID: +rmv.ml83Ra02_j9
  Parent ID: pBe4.3f5c44ENLJ9
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-5/2-5:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 2-5:1.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Belkin 802.11 n WLAN"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x050d "Belkin Components"
  Device: usb 0x825a "802.11 n WLAN"
  Revision: "0.01"
  Driver: "rt2800usb"
  Driver Modules: "rt2800usb"
  Device File: wlan0
  Features: WLAN
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  HW Address: ??:??:??:??:??:??
  Link detected: no
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 2.484
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "usb:v050Dp825Ad0001dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFFin00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: rt2800usb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe rt2800usb"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #39 (Hub)
Code:
ifconfig wlan0

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ??:??:??:??:??:??  
          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)
Code:
ip link


1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
    link/ether ??:??:??:??:??:?? brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
    link/ether ??:??:??:??:??:?? brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
4: wlan1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
    link/ether ??:??:??:??:??:?? brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
Code:
iwconfig wlan0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
It looks like it sees it, so I'm not sure if its a driver issue. I just can't see my network anywhere in the network manager. I see the light on the adapter lit, but no networks are visible. Any help, detailed preferably as I'm still learning, would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Have you tried configuring it in YaST, Network Devices and if so what happened? If not, why not? What have you done?
 
Old 06-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Yast was the only thing I didn't do. Silly me to think that if I turn the NIC on it would work automatically. I actually had to turn off the network manager on Yast and then it let me configure it manually (or traditionally, as Yast put it) Thanks. Now I'm trying to install it on a bootable usb with persistence...but that's another post.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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I'm trying to install it on a bootable usb with persistence...
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick
 
  


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