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Recently installed SuSE on my Dell laptop. Have an Orinoco Gold 802.11b card, and a D-Link DI-514 AP. Laptop seems to be receiving a signal, it receives the AP's MAC address, yet I cannot ping anything much less the AP, and I can't access the internet at all. Running Windows 2000 on my old desktop, and my ISP is Road Runner through a cable modem. Everything as far as WEP and SSID checks as correct. Drivers loaded apparently correctly. Again, laptop receives correct IP and MAC addresses from AP yet no other communication. Any ideas?
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Last edited by mcleodnine; 01-24-2004 at 12:32 AM.
Well the original poster might be reluctant, but I am having a similar problem. SuSE 9, Orinoco Gold Classic. The card is detected and the links show solid and blinking as though they are working, but I can get no confirmation that there is a connection. I have supplied the info you asked the original poster for below. The ap is set to not beacon, mac filtering, wep enabled. I have the ssid, my mac is on the allow list, and I have the wep key.
I am still looking for configuration instructions to set up a linux (suse9.0) computer to be an access point. Presently have 2 wireless cards operating correctly, one as infrastructure (surfs fine) and one as ad-hoc, ip forwarding enabled. Basically want to do it in reverse, ad-hoc in on one card, and access point out on the other card. The unit will then be a remote access point, not needing wired connection to the internet and still be an access point.
Man I appreciate your help, but I found the problem. I checked with a different AP and put in the WEP key and the ssid and it picked it up right away which means the problem is the crappy wireless connection at work. I feel extremely bad for wasting your time, but I am tweaking my settings for the wireless that works.