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Old 03-27-2004, 10:23 AM   #1
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Question SuSE 9.0 Newb wireless problem

Hello all,

Anyone that can help me out with this annoying problem will surely end what is becomming a real headache.

I have a linksys wireless router and and a pcmcia wireless card in my laptop. The setup when using windows connects to my home network fine. But under linux I'm having a hard time getting it to work consistently.

My wireless network requires a 128bit key. When I try to manually enter the ESSID, NWID, KEY, and Nick Name I have no luck at all connecting. So I turned off the WEP settings and removed the KEY and Nick Name under YaST and I was able to join the network and all was fine.

At this point not wanting to leave my wireless network open. I then using linux connect to my router turn on the WEP settings, copy the key, and set the KEY and Nick Name in YaST. This works and I'm able to use the network and browse the internet.

But when I restart the computer I'm no longer able to join the network or surf the net. Looking at the YaST settings after the restart shows the right information.

What am I doing wrong?
Old 03-27-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
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I have a WPC11 ver3 card btw
Old 03-27-2004, 06:55 PM   #3
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You can set all the network and wireless settings in
/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-<interface name>

You dont need to set NWID or Nick name and I would have these not set or blank.

be sure to set GATEWAY equal to IP address of your gateway/router on the same network. Set NETMASK to
and set BROADCAST to first 3 numbers of network with last number being 255.

example of 48 bit key setting
KEY="restricted [1] XXXXXXXXXX"
Old 03-27-2004, 07:50 PM   #4
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Thanks Beyer42,

While your post didn't solve the problem it did point me in the right direction. The startmode for the device is hotplug. I actually just have to remove and insert the card to get it to startup.



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