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Old 05-30-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
wsea25
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Unhappy Suse 9.1 Usb wireless device problem


Ugh, EX xp pro here...whew.

Just got suse linux 9.1 personal. I am trying to connect a microsoft mn-510 usb wireless device up to connect to the internet/base station. I have made numerous attempts to change setting under the network card in yast and of course its not working. Is there any way anyone can help. Please be easy on me I am new to linux (one week old).

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Old 05-30-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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first off, is it properly detecting your hardware?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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I apologize for my xp terms.....

I remember looking at the the (xp term "device manager") in linux and not seeing it. But to make it more complicated I did see it listed somewhere on linux, to be honest, I cannot remember where. What are the steps that I need to go through to figure out if linux recognizes it?

I did plug and unplug the wireless usb device, thinking I would get a plug and play type box, but I did not.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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Ok, in SuSE start up Yast. Make sure its plugged in. On the left menu select network devices. Maybe under network devices. If it is listed under already configured devices, then its been found and installed, otherwise click configure up top and see if you can't find it there. I'll start looking around to see if that particular network device is supported or not.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:33 PM   #5
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apparently this site has the driver for the usb device posted as linux-wlan-ng, which would tell me it is supported.

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Old 05-30-2004, 11:11 PM   #6
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Ok went into Yast, Hardware Info, Microsoft Wireless Device is listed: BUS: USB, Class: (spec) unclassified device, Driver (prism2_usb).

Then went into Network Devices, Network Card... under network card it says nothing configured,

Questions now,

I have attempted to configure the network card assuming that the wireless device is a network card? But don't understand all the questions such as

Under: Manual Network card config:

Device type?
Config name?
Hardware Config?
Module name?
Options
PCMIA/USB

Then of course there is always a next button ......
 
  


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