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I just upgraded from RH 9 to SUSE 9 and i can't get my wireless network card to work. The card is a Netgear MA 311 and I know that the chipset is a prisim II. Its the second network card on my computer.
Originally posted by sasquash I just upgraded from RH 9 to SUSE 9 and i can't get my wireless network card to work. The card is a Netgear MA 311 and I know that the chipset is a prisim II. Its the second network card on my computer.
If you are getting lights on your card but it will not get on the net.
Try this. I got this info here on the forum:
"I'm not at my machine right now, but from memory... to test if the nic is having problems with the wireless, at a terminal login as root and type: ifdown eth0 (this turns the nic off)
test to see if you have internet after this. This is assuming that the wireless has an ip from your router. During the boot process, linux activates the nic before the pcmcia... and it defaults to using the nic for internet. That's why I turned eth0 to manual start. You can get to this setting in YaST... it is startmode='manual' the configuration is at /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0 ...I believe."
i forgot to mention its a pci card. I was trying to mess around with it and noticed that SUSE detects the card and loads up the hostp_pci driver but i know from using Redhat that the correct driver is orinoco_pci. I still can't get this stupid thing to work!!!!
Suse has been playing juggle the monkey with drivers since there are actually 3 really good drivers for these cards. The in-kernel driver is orinoco, but the hostap modules do a much better job with prism2 cards... and trust me I'm a huge proponent of the orinoco set, so that's a little pride swallowing to post this. the hostap set starts the card in Master mode as opposed to where you need it, which is managed mode. Check what the output of "iwconfig" is, and post that back here.
Also, I'm bouncing this to the wireless forum as we're doing some house cleaning