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Old 04-29-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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!?Connecting to MY network/internet (not my neighbour's) on Suse 9.0?!


Have recently installed Suse linux 9.0 on my laptop but can't work out how to configure the internet connection for wireless (Atheros AR5001X+) or the not-wireless thing (you can tell I'm a pro).

5 seconds ago I managed to connect to a neighbour's wireless network without meaning to, so I know everything I need has got to be there! I'd kind of like to connect to my internet connection though seeing as I'm paying for it.

Can anyone point me in the right direction so that I can configure both my wired and wireless connection (ie encryption, SSID etc...) like you do with the Network Connections window in XP...

Thanks a lot.
Old 04-29-2004, 06:47 PM   #2
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If you installed wireless-tools then run iwconfig if not then search for the wireless-tools package, download and install it

If you know the channel and essid of your router (assuming you're using a wireless router) then you can use iwconfig to set it. For my example we'll assume you use channel 11 and your essid is 'linksys' ok?
iwconfig eth0 channel 11 essid linksys
Oh yeah, this also assumes your wireless card is eth0 (i.e. your first network adaptor). This has to all be done as root because it will be located in /sbin and that's not usually in the user's path.
Old 04-30-2004, 06:55 AM   #3
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Thanks Komakino,

Actually I found a wireless settings window buried deep in Yast and could enter my network settings from there as well as a KDE wifi manager which also allowed me to enter settings.

Even with the right settings however no internet...

at least I've got something to get started on now though.


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