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I just recently installed SUSE Linux and I am having trouble setting up my wireless card. When I first installed SUSE Linux, it detected my wireless card (WUSB11 version 2.6 ...
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    Linksys WUSB11 on SUSE Linux


    I just recently installed SUSE Linux and I am having trouble setting up my wireless card. When I first installed SUSE Linux, it detected my wireless card (WUSB11 version 2.6 from Linksys). I set up the card and supplied my WEP key but when it tried to test its connection to the internet, it failed.

    I tried reinstalling SUSE Linux without plugging the wireless card in and instead using ndiswrapper. I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.11 and followed the instructions. Everything worked as the instructions said it would until the part where I needed to type "iwconfig." It printed out 3 things, lo, sit0, eth0 (which I assume stands for ethernet which is weird since I don't have any ethernet ports on my computer.), and next to all three of them it said, "no wireless extensions."

    I installed the driver for my card from its cd (NETUSB.INF).

    When I type "ndiswrapper -l," it prints out the driver and says next to it, "driver installed, hardware present."

    I cannot get to any internet pages or perform any upgrades which is how I know that my wireless card isn't functioning properly. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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    Have you gone into Yast after installing the driver and setting up all of your settings? Note that when you are setting things in Yast, use the ndiswrapper module

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    I did use YaST to set up the card. I clicked "Add," changed from "Ethernet" to "Wireless," supplied "ndiswrapper" for the module name, and entered my WEP key.

    My wireless card was also listed under Network Card and I set that up too.

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    what does iwconfig return? (run it as root).
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    Running iwconfig as a super user returns lo, sit0, and eth0. For each of these it says, "no wireless extensions." to the right.

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    I haven't used Yast in awhile, but is there an option for USB or wireless USB?

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    ok then, you said that you installed the driver with ndiswrapper right, and it says driver present/hardware present. if so, do the following as root:
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    ndiswrapper -m
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    iwconfig

    then follow aimstolemylife, 1st post and enter the details in yast.
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    I tried what you suggested but the results from iwconfig were the same. When configuring in YaST, I supplied "Wireless" instead of "USB" since supplying "USB" prevents me from entering "ndiswrapper" as the module name.

    I checked my startup log and it said that it failed setting up wlan0 because the "interface could not be set up."

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    ok, what does ndiswrapper -l return? it is lowercase "L" and not 1 or I
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    ndiswrapper -l returns netusb driver installed, hardware present.

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