Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2005, 05:30 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Distribution: Suse 9.1
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Wireless with Suse 9.1 and Netgear WG311T


I've installed Suse 9.1 on a dual boot with Windoze 98. All is fine except for the network.
I've got a Netgear WG311T wireless card - with Atheros chipset (the same as ACX100 ?). It works fine with Windows, but not so fine with Linux.
I can ping any LAN address (access point, router, other PC's) but no WAN addresses - I then get the 'network is unreachable' message.

I've followed the instructions relating to Wirelss LAN cards in the release notes and installed the 3 firmware files in usr/lib/hotplug/firmware and renamed them.

I've also got a 3Com NIC which was working OK with both OS's, but that now also fails with Linux. I physically removed it as a diagnostic to test the wireless card (that's what I really want to use) but never got it back again after reinstalling it.
The network service fails to initiate at boot.
I also get confirmation of network as a failed service at level 5 on shutdown.

The box is a freebie, just to play with, test etc. It's a Celeron 566Mhz, 128Mb RAM, 10GB disk

I've got some instructions about the madwifi drivers using a command cvs.
I know nothing about cvs, but presume that I need an internet connection (hence the 3Com card) to access them.

Absolutely cluless newbie - just in case you can't tell.
Any ideas?

All done !
Sorted - both the 3Com and the Netgear card seem fine now.

Simply needed to add the Default Gateway in YAST - apologies to all for missing the elementary.

Last edited by cyfiddler; 03-04-2005 at 08:33 AM.
Old 03-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 18.04-14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3-6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Posts: 1,802

Rep: Reputation: 157Reputation: 157

I've never used any wireless devices with my Dell c640, so I can't help. I would suggest using YAST to try and re-setup your LAN stuff though. Renaming things probably nerfed some things...
Old 03-05-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Anything that'll install...
Posts: 305

Rep: Reputation: 30
cyfiddler - thanks for taking the time to edit your post to tell us things were sorted. I'm about to buy one of those cards and you had me panicking there!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WG311T from Netgear + SUSE 9.1 WEP doesn't work cccc SUSE / openSUSE 1 06-28-2005 10:28 AM
Netgear WG311T wireless with Debian Sarge. Tons of Fun Debian 2 06-03-2005 03:10 PM
Netgear WG311T (108mbps wireless PCI card) f0rmula Linux - Wireless Networking 1 05-01-2005 04:21 AM
wireless networking with netgear, wg311t triley Linux - Wireless Networking 3 05-14-2004 12:15 AM
SuSE and Netgear WG311T stan03 Linux - Hardware 1 05-14-2004 12:13 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration