I'm having this strange problem where I can't access the internet from konsole (at least, I've tried wget and ssh). I have no problems with Konqueror though. Apparently nobody else is having this problem, because I can't find any reference to it on any forum or on the internet in general.
If i were to ssh username @ some.server.com from konsole it just hangs and eventually times out. However, if I go to http : / / some.server.com in konqueror (which doesn't respond as there is no http server at that url), and leave konqueror open, I can ssh to it from the konsole with no problems. The same thing happens with wget, I can't download anything until I type the server address into konqueror first. It's not just the one server either, it's anywhere on the internet.
I've tried with numerical IPs as well, but get the same problem, so it's not a DNS issue.
I'm also not behind a proxy or anything, so a simple export http_proxy won't solve the problem either.
I'm currently running KDE on SuSE 10.1, using madwifi drivers on an orinoco proxim gold wireless card. I've had no troubles with the card other than this, and I used to run Fedora Core 5 which didn't have this problem (but didn't have as nice of an interface for wireless networking as SuSE).
Kernel version is 188.8.131.52-4-smp
IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"xxxx" Nickname:"xxxx"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:11:95:9D:72:24
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:15 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:xxxx-xxx-xx-x Security mode:restricted
Link Quality=39/94 Signal level=-56 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:293 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
inet addr:10.1.1.2 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::220:a6ff:fe51:aee2/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:10416 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:11036 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:7213523 (6.8 Mb) TX bytes:1515286 (1.4 Mb)