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Old 08-05-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
mcalvink
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Angry lost wireless connection after i updated suse!


I installed Suse 9.1(free one) on my old IBM thinkpad and it worked great with my Linksys Wirelss pcmia Card WPC11 ver. 3 But after i updated all the updates from suse my wirless doesnt work anymore. Is there some updates i should avoid? Suse still recognizes my card properly. Its is all setup. I reinstalled and restarted it many times? still not working. Any suggestions. Is there a better card out there?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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If you upgraded the kernel, you probably have to recompile your wireless drivers. They are kernel modules and only work with the kernel that they were compiled against.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 09:00 PM   #3
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I think there's a bug in the susconfig update.

Try:

echo "WIRELESS_AUTH_MODE='open'" >> /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan-bus-pcmcia

That worked for me!
 
Old 08-22-2004, 04:59 AM   #4
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this might be the solution

I spent almost the whole day fixing the wireless network after updating the packages using YAST2. After updating, the network looked fine (meaning that I could see the interface in ifconfig output and the routing table looked fine), but I could not connect to any other box, even my wireless router. I did not change anything except for updating.


Before I almost gave up, I happened to remove all the network configurations initially configured by YAST2->Networ Devices->Network card. So there is "Nothing configured" in the "Network cards configuration" window. So, there should be NO ifcfg-wlan* or ifcfg-eth* under /etc/sysconfig/networks/.

The only things I did next were editing /etc/wlan/wlan.conf (to add the ESSID), making a wlancfg-ESSID file, and modifying /etc/pcmcia/network.opts to use dhcp or static ip address (I use static ipaddress).

I then unplugged and plugged the wireless card. Guess what, everything worked. Actually, this was not a big surprise, I used to do the same thing for Mandrake Linux. I just started using SUSE a few days back and thought the network configuration tool of Suse might do a better job (it was until I performed update).

Good luck to all of you with Linksys wpc v.3 cards.

Chad
 
  


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