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Old 05-03-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
Mardrus
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I can't activate (i'mean activate) my wireless card


Hello

I know this may sound stupid but i have insalled opensuse on an old hp computer and the on/off wireless card button is dead.

Could somebody help me activate my wireless card from somewhere else than the k-board .

sory first times on linux but all the texts i've read are about script and not about hardware activating since i'm a first timer i can't find what i'm suposed to do

note: the wireless card was running under my old windows 2000 which has now been removed from the computer

So do i need to
Reinstall the pilot or
is there a command i just can't get my hands on?

Thank you
 
Old 05-03-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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first try this as root in the konsole:
Code:
 ifconfig -a
or

Code:
 iwconfig
and post the result here.

Second specify what kind of wireless card is it (manufacturer, chip).

Third, what opensuse you have installed: 9.0, 9.3, 10, 10.2, 10.3?

Usually, not all wireless cards are recognized on linux boxes.The on/off button don't work if you haven't bind that key.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Sorry for the lack of detail

I am running on opensuse 10.3

and the card is

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 802.11 b/g


eth0

Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:79:C2:216
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)
Interrupt:11

irda0

Link encap:IrLAP HWadder 00:00:00:00
NOARP MTU:2048 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:8
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:5 Base address:0x130

lo

Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127:0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: : :1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2056 (2.0.kb) TX bytes:2056 (2.0 Kb)

Hope it looks ok cause it's typed out since other computer has no acces to web
 
Old 05-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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Ok, your laptop doesn't recognize your wifi card.

One trip to http://www.opensuse.org and found this:
http://en.opensuse.org/Wireless_netw...29_2100.2F2200

Try it and if you have problems come back.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 03:08 PM   #5
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Cheers

I'll try that!
 
Old 05-04-2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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Okay i've installed the Non OSS software to get the intel drivers but i still can't detect my wireless network card.

can somebody help me with this?

Thanks
 
  


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