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Old 11-12-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
k0rson
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suse 9.3 no (wired or wireless) intrernet connection


hello, please don't get mad if this topic has already been answered, i did my homework and found no solution.


i have installed SUSE 9.3 on my sony vaio laptop and i cannot connect (wireless or otherwise) to the internet. i have a realtek ethernet card (eth0) and a Linksys WPC54GS wireless card.

this is what i did to set up the wireless:

- during install i configured a wireless card (wlan0)
AFTER INSTALL:
- i had yast install ndiswrapper
- i installed the windows drivers for the card (ndiswrapper -i <driver location>)
- ndiswrapper -l tells me that both drivers are installed and hardware is present
- activated ndiswrapper with modprobe ndiswrapper
- created the alias in /etc/modprobe.conf with ndiswrapper -m, and got the confirmation that the alias was created
- did iwlist scann, and got under wlan0 a list of wireless lans with their ssid, etc.

now, that tells me that the cared is recognized, and drivers are in place.

NOW, what do i do next? note: at home i have wireless with WPA - TKIP encription, at work i have open wireless - i tried to connect in both places without success.


- /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0 (settings for home wireless):

BOOTPROTO='dhcp'
MTU=''
NAME='Ethernet Network Card' <-- this is set up as wlan0
REMOTE_IPADDR=''
STARTMODE='auto'
USERCONTROL='yes'
WIRELESS_AP=''
WIRELESS_AUTH_MODE='psk'
WIRELESS_BITRATE='auto'
WIRELESS_CHANNEL=''
WIRELESS_DEFAULT_KEY='0'
WIRELESS_ESSID='<my ssid here>'
WIRELESS_FREQUENCY=''
WIRELESS_KEY=''
WIRELESS_KEY_0=''
WIRELESS_KEY_1=''
WIRELESS_KEY_2=''
WIRELESS_KEY_3=''
WIRELESS_KEY_LENGTH='128'
WIRELESS_MODE='Managed'
WIRELESS_NICK=''
WIRELESS_NWID=''
WIRELESS_POWER='yes'
WIRELESS_WPA_PSK='my WPA pass here'
_nm_name='static-0'


- /etc/sysconfig/network/wireless -> i left this one unchanged


- at boot time, i get the message (both for eth0 and wlan0) that "interface could not be set up"
- after i reboot, i need to modprobe ndiswrapper again in order to have wlan0 recognized


i am relatively new to linux, please spell out for me what i need to do next. i want both wireless and etherned to be able to connect to the internet. help highly appreciated.

thank you.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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well, THANK YOU for replying, great community !!
 
Old 11-14-2005, 05:45 PM   #3
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The computer might look for a second wlan card for the drivers. It might help to remove the wlancard in yast, restarting the computer and then installing the wlancard again.

If not, see the advice given to Randell6564 with a similar problem.
 
  


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