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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.
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.