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Wavz 05-22-2006 07:17 PM

Hostname and Domain Name SuSE 10.1
I've searched the forums and havent been able to find anything like it. When I'm installing SUSE 10.1 on my laptop it asks for a Hostname and a Domain name, and wont let me move forward unless I put these settings in, yet I dont use either. The other option it gives me is to set the Hostname via DHCP which doesnt make any sence to me at all either. I usually just use the SSID and the WEP encryption. And after the install I cant seem to get the network card to work, and i dont remember having to set this option in past versions of SUSE. I'm using my Vaio laptop with a linksys WRT54G router, and there is no Domain. So any help as to what to set the Hostname and Domain at to get past this problem will be a great help.


pyrosim 05-22-2006 07:45 PM

You want to get that info through DHCP. Choose the DHCP option it gives you. That information is really not relevent to connecting to a WiFi AP. DHCP was probably the default in the past, as it is the way most all conections are negotiated.

Wavz 05-22-2006 10:49 PM

I set it to Hostname to DHCP, but to no avail. This is the first time I have run into this problem, and I have all the wireless settings set just as I have for all the wireless computers I have connected. It is seeing the wireless card just fine and it is also seeing the wired network card just fine too. So I disabled the wired card so there would be no conflicts with DHCP, but nada. Are there any other tricks you all can think of. I have really never run into this before.


pyrosim 05-22-2006 11:20 PM

Exactly what problem are you having? Are you able to scan for access points? Does it see the access point when you scan? What happens when you try to connect? What specificly is the problem?

Wavz 05-22-2006 11:26 PM

No it's not seeing any of the AP's. Now that I've been looking at it for a while it seems to be a problem with the network manager (Or so it seems). I just found this

pyrosim 05-22-2006 11:37 PM

DHCP, what your hostname is, and what your domainname is take absolutely no effect until after you have established contact with the network. If you cannot even see the access point, that is a different problem. As to what that problem might be, and how to fix it, I have no idea, but I do know it has nothing to do with DHCP. If you can't even see the AP, it is not nameservers or gateways either.

Wavz 05-22-2006 11:53 PM

Thank you for the reply pyrosim & thank you for your help :study: I'm almost convinced that it's a problem with the network manager that comes with 10.1 . I will reply if I find the problem :)


Wavz 05-23-2006 12:27 PM

Ok it was my own forgetfulness! Everything came down to a missing file for the wireless card. IPW-Firmware is the one thing I forgot to download so that the wireless card would work. One look under Hardware , network card , and under the wireless card then , requires, told me all I needed to know. I hadnt loaded a new version of SuSE in a long time and had forgotten all about my sony vaio's (PCG-Z1WA) network card needing that file. Thank you again for all your help pyrosim!

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