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Hi there, I installed Linux 10.0 yesterday and it detected my Wireless Network Card, but as a standart ethernet adapter. Later I played around with it and got it to ...
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    SuSe Linux 10.0 - Wireless Network Issue // HELP PLEASE //


    Hi there,
    I installed Linux 10.0 yesterday and it detected my Wireless Network Card, but as a standart ethernet adapter.

    Later I played around with it and got it to install as a wireless adapter over Yast.
    I then get into the wireless configuration and I can change Networkname and such. But it still doesn't connect to the router. any Ideas?

    The card is a PCMCIA 802.11b adapter from realtek. Is there any way of looking for wireless networks in range like windows? Anything I could try?

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    Re: SuSe Linux 10.0 - Wireless Network Issue // HELP PLEASE //

    Quote Originally Posted by dengar
    Is there any way of looking for wireless networks in range like windows? Anything I could try?
    There's a KDE program for this, Kwifimanager, I think.
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    Kwifimanager

    Yes I run KDE and I do have the Kwifimanager, but unfortunately I still can't find any networks within range. It seems the card isn't even scanning for networks, but instead is staying in it's own. (green light is on) I'm pretty new to the whole wireless thing, I only have experience in windows based systems and I don't run windows on my computer.
    Any other ideas?

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    Kwifimanager

    Ok, the Kwifimanager now finds the router, but I still don't get an IP from the router.

    I sometimes have the same problem with windows, but not with a non encrypted network.

    What the wifi manager tells me is a MAC Address from the router, it's the LAN Mac address, so that's all good.

    What can I do to make Linux get an IP from my Router?

    Please help me

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    iwconfig is a useful tool for determining the mac address of the card.


    type iwconfig in the command line and see what it says the essid should be the network name. like i have a linksys router and the essid says 'linksys'.
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    Iwconfig

    It seems I don't have that file.
    You sure it comes from Suse?

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    Are you doing this as root??
    Code:
    su -
    <your password>
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    Wireless Card Suse 10

    Ok, sorry about that ...
    Yup as root I got the thing, says the same as kwifimanager.
    Still no IP trying and trying.
    Please somebody help me...

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    I'd try dhclient (as root from the command line).
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    Na neither dhcpd or dhclient : File not found

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