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Old 10-09-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper Broadcome wireless misbehaving...

Hi guys and gals

I have been toiling with my new Fujitsu/Siemens Amilo A1650 to get the wireless lan working on my SuSe 9.3 Pro.

The first step was to insall the latest ndiswrapper and follow the instructios to get this installed - it seems to be working but I only "seems" - the little WLan light does NOT come on, but worse still, I cant get onto the internet.

These are my clues and I would appreciate some kind soul(s) to edge me onto the next step, or point me in the right direction.

I will give you the feedback I get from KDE GUI as this is what I see and have been getting my feedback from:

The "wireless connection" icon on the bottom right shows
"Wirless wlan0: (Active)"

When I press "Connection Information" I get:
Interface: wlan0
type: Wireless
IP Adress: 192.168.1.xx
Broadcast Address: 192.168.1.xx
Subnet Mask:
Hardware: 00:14:A5:xx:xx:xx

So, it seems to find the wireless card, no?

But the most interesting thing, to my mind, is that when I click on "Check connection", I get the following information:

Default route ok.
Gateway Address: 192.168.1.xx
Own Adress: 192.168.1.xx
Kernel Interface: wlan0
Name Server: Name server failure: address lookup does not work

It seems to be just small configuration mishap on my part, but I have tried enverything in my power, but cant seem to get to teh root of the problem.

I am using shared WEP, and when I am cofiguring the connection on my SuSe, I can evensee the Wlan LED on my router flicker, so I really think I am close, but not close enough.

Any help greatly appreciated - or different approach, or other tests...


Old 10-10-2005, 09:46 AM   #2
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Well, one thing to look at, since you are getting nameserver complaints, is /etc/resolv.conf

That file should contain
nameserver w.x.y.z
where, or course, w.x.y.z is the IP of your nameserver (or gateway). I just replace or comment whatever default stuff is there with what I want, using what's there as a model.

You might also try (and I think this may depend on distro... :
$ route
You will need to see your wlan0 interface and your router's address mentioned in the results.
If you don't say:
# route add default gw w.x.y.z
where w.x.y.z is the IP of your router/gateway.

Now you should be able to ping the gateway, and anyplace else on the Internet that will echo!

Good luck!
PS: maybe you know this, forgive me if you do, but $ means user is okay, # means root required.


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