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Old 02-16-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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connecting to Linksys WLAN on openSuSE 10.2


Hey, I'm really new to Linux, so sorry if I do or say something dumb .
That aside, is it possible I could get help connecting to my wireless network? I use openSuSE 10.2 and have a Linksys WUSB11 ver 2.6 wireless adapter. A friend tried to help me, and he guided me through the process of trying to use ndiswrapper and got me more familiar with the command line in general, but he recommended that I come here as the solution seemed to be over his head. So, any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 02-17-2007, 04:47 AM   #2
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Try this link to a very good step by step guide to setting up wireless networking in SUSE 10

http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...fo10-32bit.php
 
Old 02-17-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link; unfortunately, I worked through the guide and I still have no connection. Any tips? Notes about my process: I went to the ndiswrapper wiki to find its links for drivers for my device, and I could only find a WUSB11v2.5, whereas mine is a 2.6. I went ahead and used the 2.5 - could that be my issue?
EDIT: Also, no "device present" is appearing next to the driver in ndiswrapper -l.

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Old 02-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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It's very likely that the 2.5 drivers will not work at all with a 2.6 device. Try using the drivers that came with the card or get them from the manufacturer's web site.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 08:37 AM   #5
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I went to the Linksys site and got the driver for my device and installed it, and now it says both driver installed and "device (077B:2219) present (alternate driver: at76_usb)." However, I still have no connection What should I try now?
 
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Hey, that's progress!

Is the adapter associated with the wireless network?

Are you getting an IP address?
 
Old 02-18-2007, 10:18 AM   #7
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Sorry, can you tell me how to check for that?
 
Old 02-18-2007, 10:59 AM   #8
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Post the output of iwconfig <your_interface> (probably ra0)

Post the output if ifconfig <your_interface>
 
Old 02-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #9
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How do I find what interface I am using? When I type both iwconfig ra0 and wlan0 I get "No such device."
 
Old 02-18-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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Type iwconfig with no interface, and it will list them all. If you only have lo, the driver is not loaded or not operating correctly.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:05 PM   #11
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I only have lo, eth0, and sit0, all of which say "no wireless extensions."
 
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Did you get any errors when you ran modprobe ndiswrapper?

Did you follow the instructions in the wiki to the letter when installing the driver?
 
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No, and yes
 
Old 02-18-2007, 10:24 PM   #14
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The only thing I can suggest is to remove and reinstall both ndiswrapper and the drivers, starting from scratch.

The absence of the interface indicates either a missing or broken driver.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 11:37 PM   #15
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I uninstalled and reinstalled ndiswrapper and the driver, and it's all exactly the same It seems really weird that wlan0 has disappeared - it was there when I first tried with my friend to fix it. I think something must have happened when I added network cards in YaST according to the guide. The thing is, whenever I connect my device, Linksys WLAN controller pops up in YaST network cards, but even though I configure it I still have no connection.
So.... what should I do now?
 
  


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