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Old 06-18-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Think I need to install the wireless card drivers now. How?


I've downloaded the linux drivers for my Intel Pro/Wireless from the Intel page. Now how do I properly install said drivers?
 
Old 06-18-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Should we assume you are using SUSE, as your OS emblem suggests?

If so, I would be pretty surprised that SUSE didn't include drivers for such a common WLAN chipset. Are you running the latest version, fully updated? Are you sure the device isn't being detected already? Have you checked the output of "iwconfig"?
 
Old 06-18-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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Yes SUSE 11.3
iwconfig gets:
Code:
eth1      
          lo  no wireless extensions

          eth no wireless extensions


          IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
sometimes the encryption key comes on and is displayed after configuring w/YAST. Other than that, I never get values for the other stuff (Link Quality, Signal level)
 
Old 06-19-2011, 12:00 AM   #4
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OK. I think I'm getting somewhere. Using Master as the mode,(instead of adhoc or managed), I get more values when I type iwconfig. At this point I can ping myself but can't ping the internet.

eth1 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"NETGEAR"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: 00:26:F2:93:65:64
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:9165-F1E8-1C Security modepen
Power Managementff
Link Quality=36/100 Signal level=-17 dBm Noise level=-89 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:65
 
  


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