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Old 08-22-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
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D-Link dwl-122 and SUSE 9.1 Pro

I have read that others have had success getting this card to work (easily) within SUSE 9.1 Pro. I have SUSE 9.0 and the dwl-122 and I am wondering what is required to get this card working within SUSE 9.1? Those of you that go this card to work in SUSE 9.1 did it work out of the box by just using YAST or did you need to go through the process of rebuilding your kernel for the w-lan drivers?

Old 08-23-2004, 06:59 AM   #2
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I have nothing specific on the card, but note SuSE9.0 and SuSE9.1 are more different than you would think.
9.0 is a 2.4 kernel
9.1 is a 2.6 kernel

That may matter quite a lot on how easy things are...
Old 09-10-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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it works! (fine :-)


I've also bought the D-Link DWL-122 and use the Suse 9.1 Private Edition (ISO-Version).
Now I've done it. It works pretty fine at a bitrate of 11Mbit.

So, how does it work?

Choose the prism2_usb module from the list of the supported wireless devices in yast network devices. (Do _not_ try to configure it as an usb-device!)

I use a static IP now and you will get to know why this works: I had the problem that the device was correctly installed (ifconfig wlan0 and iwconfig wlan0 told me so) but when pinging the access point I either got the message "no such device: wlan0" or the dwl-122 pinged, but the access point didn't answer.
By the way, initializing the device during boot process seems impossible - in my experience. But a simple "rcnetwork restart wlan0" as root makes the wlan0 coming up correctly.
The access point is now reachable by a static route you have to put into the "routing configuration".
Below the "standard gateway", e.g. you add a static route "target" "gateway" (same as above) "netmask" and - of course - fill in the other stuff correctly (ESSID, DNS - is my access point, ...).
That's all!
It took me hours to find it out - hope you don't need so much time.
Have a nice day!


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