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Old 05-28-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
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Wireless Card sees Router but will not connect


Hi All,

I'm a Linux newbie...but have at least 8 distros I have fiddled with so I am trying to learn fast. Here is my problem:

I have a Netgear WG511 card (made in Taiwan- version 1 I believe) that SuSe sees and that sees my router and ESSID. However, I cannot connect. I have fiddled with encryption on and off...and just about anything else I can do. I have also added the firmware which got the lights working on the card....but still no connect. Where do I go from here?

Here is my equipment:

HP Pavilion N3435 laptop
Suse 10.1 installed
Netgear Wg511 card (says made in Taiwan...so I think this is version 1)

Any and all help is appreciated! BTW, only Ubuntu Breezy Badger got the card working right away...but only using wireless b not g...which I want.

Thanks in advance,

Mark
-from Canada.

P.S. The FCC ID has a Canadian number below it on the card and it says v2...but the card says made in Taiwan.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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It can be version 2 as well. Both version 1 and version 2 (made in Taiwan) use prism54 modules. Check to see if they are loaded. Use the command ' lsmod ' to see loaded modules.
Also did you install the firmware file from www.prism54.org?

There were two types of version 2. The one made in taiwan worked using the prism54 modules and firmware. The China version was a softmac type ( Like a winmodem ) and only would work with the ndiswrapper drivers.

Check this post for more reading. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=295200

Other than that make sure no wep, wpa or mac, ip filtering is enabled.
Not a Suse or Ubuntu user so can't help there. Mostly a Redhat/Redhat clone distros user.

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Old 05-28-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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Wireless Card Detects Router won't connect

Thanks for the reply Brian. From what I read on Netgear's site...this is the v1 card. However...in very small print next to the Canadian number (right after FCC-ID) is a small v2. From what I have read, I am assuming that I have the FULLMAC version...and yes, I have downloaded the firmware from prism54.

I will check to make sure that the wep, wpa etc. stuff is NOT enabled. Thanks.

Also, running lsmod shows under firware_class that prism54, pcmcia is loaded.

Is there a config file somewhere that I should manually check and edit?

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2006, 04:35 PM   #4
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I don't know the Suse structure or Ubuntu. Not sure which you are using. I would say you either set the nic as static or dhcp and you should be ready to go.

Can you ping the router?
If so then have you define the nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf if using static IP setup?

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Old 05-28-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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Hi Brian1,

I did the ping thing local to 127.0.0.1 and it worked. Tried ping to my router address and it said network unreachable.

Any other suggestions?

Mark

p.s. Thanks for the help by the way.....I really appreciate it.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 06:59 PM   #6
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Is this defined as static or dhcp?
If static ping the define static IP. Not the loopback IP. That is not the nic itself. It is a loopback virtual interface.
If dhcp or static run the command as root ' /sbin/ifconfig -a ' and ' route -n '

Is this a notebook?
Does it have a working eth0 internal ethernet cable nic?
I assume it is eth0.
Is eth0 still up. Turn off eth0 then bring up eth1 which I assume is the wg511 card.
I do not know the commands to do this for Suse or Ubuntu. Not sure which one you are using?

Also from another machine whether cable or wireless doe it show the mac address of the connected eth1 card from the routers configuration web tool? Show staticates of connected devices.

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