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I'm using SuSE 8.2 with a WPC11 v.3 card that is supposed to work.. ( My laptop see it ) But when it comes the time to connect to the wireless router, there's nothing. I downloaded kwifimanager, the connection to my wireless is ultimate but I don't have a local IP, they say it's unavailable. And my access point is unknown. Do this problem is due to the fact that I did'nt know what to write in the wireless settings ? (Operating mode : ad-hoc, ESSID: nothing, NWID: nothing, Encryption key:nothing, Nickname: nothing) or is it because my card is a linksys and my router a networkeverywhere ? Don't forget that I am a newbie
I currently use D-Link, Belkin and SMC cards in conjunction with my SMC wireless router, all work correctly, WEP included.
So, I would guess the manufacturer mismatch is not the problem. Seems to me your problem is either with the hardware setup of your card or the configuration of it. If you'd like, I'd be interested in seeing the output from ifconfig -a and iwconfig.
Also, typically "ad-hoc" mode is for use when no router/access point is present, for use with an access point or router, you should use "managed" mode.
Are you using the linux-wlan.net driver set? If so, if I remember right they still work by manipulating the setting in /etc/wlan/ and then hard restarting pcmcia. I don't think they've got wireless extensions support yet, am I wrong?
The important thing is, are you using the linux-wlan.net drivers? I'm assuming so, they're the only ones that come with SuSe and identify a wireless device as wlan0. If I remember this stuff right you have to modify the settings in /etc/wlan/wlan.conf and/or use wlanctl-ng, the linux-wlan drivers are, last I checked, still not compliant with wireless extensions and therefore don't work with "iwconfig" and its friends. Check through the documentation in /etc/wlan, its probably explained there.
Also, there are the orinoco drivers which also cover prism2 chipsets and work with normal "iwconfig" commands.