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Old 03-04-2005, 06:30 AM   #1
cyfiddler
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Question Wireless with Suse 9.1 and Netgear WG311T


Hi,


I've installed Suse 9.1 on a dual boot with Windoze 98. All is fine except for the network.
I've got a Netgear WG311T wireless card - with Atheros chipset (the same as ACX100 ?). It works fine with Windows, but not so fine with Linux.
I can ping any LAN address (access point, router, other PC's) but no WAN addresses - I then get the 'network is unreachable' message.

I've followed the instructions relating to Wirelss LAN cards in the release notes and installed the 3 firmware files in usr/lib/hotplug/firmware and renamed them.

I've also got a 3Com NIC which was working OK with both OS's, but that now also fails with Linux. I physically removed it as a diagnostic to test the wireless card (that's what I really want to use) but never got it back again after reinstalling it.
The network service fails to initiate at boot.
I also get confirmation of network as a failed service at level 5 on shutdown.

The box is a freebie, just to play with, test etc. It's a Celeron 566Mhz, 128Mb RAM, 10GB disk

I've got some instructions about the madwifi drivers using a command cvs.
I know nothing about cvs, but presume that I need an internet connection (hence the 3Com card) to access them.

Absolutely cluless newbie - just in case you can't tell.
Any ideas?

All done !
Sorted - both the 3Com and the Netgear card seem fine now.

Simply needed to add the Default Gateway in YAST - apologies to all for missing the elementary.

Last edited by cyfiddler; 03-04-2005 at 09:33 AM.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:40 AM   #2
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Hmmm,

I've never used any wireless devices with my Dell c640, so I can't help. I would suggest using YAST to try and re-setup your LAN stuff though. Renaming things probably nerfed some things...
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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cyfiddler - thanks for taking the time to edit your post to tell us things were sorted. I'm about to buy one of those cards and you had me panicking there!
 
  


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