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Old 09-02-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
mabreaux
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Still working on my wireless network....


I have the ndiswrapper up and working to my knowledge. How ever I am still not capable of connecting to the internet.

knetworkmanager says:

Quote:
Wireless ethernet connection active wlan1 (active network xxxxx)
KWIFIManager says:

Quote:
Signal : Ultimate, Signal strenght 100

Access Point : UNKOWN

Status of Active Connection
Connected to network xxxxxxxx
Access point xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Local IP 192.168.1.20
Frequency [Channel] 2.457 [10]
Enyption active
KWIFIManager Scan Results:
Quote:
Network Name
XXXXX
Mode
(blank)
Quality
0
WEP
on
If I "Switch to Network"
Quote:
Aborting network switching due to invalid web key specification.
I have the WEP key declared in both YAST device and KWIFIManger Configuration file.

I have check the WEP and the numbers and letters are correct.

I have it marked as a HEX entry. Could this be wrong?
Why does KWIFIManage not find the Access Point?
When I turned off the WEP on the Router (wrt54gx4) and on the card (wpc54g) or (wpc54gx4) it still game me a INVALID WEP error... where else does suse store Wep keys?

What am I missing? I feel so close and yet so far away.

Michael

Last edited by mabreaux; 09-02-2006 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hi, a) try opening konsole and ping your router.
Code:
ping (adress of your router)
b)execute (again in console) iwconfig as root and post it here.

Check that you have the right key (hexadecimal or ASCII). And check that you really have dynamic authentication (DHCP) and that you get DNS servers from the DHCP.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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Pinging router or Pinging laptop from router

Either way I receive the following message.

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Destination host Unreachable
Michael
 
Old 09-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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Update!!!

Well, I have the wireless network up and running but not I am confused..... I can get it up and running by using the script I found in the tutorial section but not with knetworkmanger, kwifimanger, yast, wpa_gui or any thing else......

why does it work with the shell commands and not with the utilize provided?

here is the script I use....

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echo "Loading ndiswrapper..."
modprobe ndiswrapper

echo "Setting mode Managed..."
iwconfig wlan1 mode Managed

echo "Setting up wireless interface wlan0..."
echo " -- Setting ESSID"
iwconfig wlan1 essid Breaux-House

echo " --Setting to cchannel 10..."
iwconfig wlan1 channel 10

echo " --Turning on managed mode..."
iwconfig wlan1 mode Managed

echo " --Setting encryption key"
iwconfig wlan1 key restricted xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

echo "Bringing up interface wlan0..."
ifconfig wlan1 up

echo "Activating UP address via DHCP..."
dhclient wlan1
Michael

Last edited by mabreaux; 09-06-2006 at 01:25 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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From personal experience it's the networkmanager app that doesn't work very well. If you have suse 10.1 then check this out http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...fo10-32bit.php . It worked a treat for me after I configured the device to use the ifup method and disabled networkmanager.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 02:57 PM   #6
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Personally, I have had little luck with any of the wireless gui's. The one that worked best for me was wlassistant, but it doesn't support WPA, so is of limited use.

Brian
 
Old 09-07-2006, 05:09 PM   #7
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wlassistant?

I was looking to try wlassistant but I can not find a version for suse 10.1..... Do you have any suggestions.

Michael
 
Old 09-08-2006, 01:25 PM   #8
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http://wlassistant.sourceforge.net/

There is a SUSE package listed. There is also source code to compile it yourself.

Brian
 
  


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