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Hi, I have a WAG354G Wi-Fi Linksys modem router and I am having trouble connecting my OpenSuse to the internet wirelessly. This is a big problem for me since I ...
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    Wi-Fi issues


    Hi,

    I have a WAG354G Wi-Fi Linksys modem router
    and I am having trouble connecting my OpenSuse to the internet wirelessly. This is a big problem for me since I need the mobility. When I unplug the network cable, my OpenSuse system can't even find the Wi-Fi network I use. I tried adding the network my self, but nothing happened...
    My mobie and my other WinXP system, are online wirelessly, so it isn't the modem.

    Anybody heard or know anything about this?
    Thanks in advance

    Cheers!

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    have you installed ndiswrapper

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    Don't install NDISwrapper, yet. It may just make things more confusing.

    Read through the post that I linked to below, and post the output of the commands that is says to run.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tml#post589924
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    The output for built in card is:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:27a1] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600] [1002:71c5]
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
    07:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
    07:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
    07:06.2 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) [104c:803b]
    07:06.3 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller [104c:803c]
    07:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection [8086:1092] (rev 02)

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    OK, here's your wireless card:
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222]
    You need firmware installed before it will work properly. That firmware can be found here:
    Intel® Wireless WiFi Link drivers for Linux*

    You would unpack it and place it in the /lib/firmware folder. There are at least two versions available. The output of this command should tell you which version it is looking for.
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
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    That piece of code:

    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    doesn't return anything to me...

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    Have you set up this card in YaST?
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    The funny thing is that I can detect other networks from neighbours, but I can't detect MY modem. When I switch to my WinXP installation, I don't have any problems and my mobile phone also connects to the internet via Wi-Fi.

    Thanks

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    Do you have your network hidden, by not being broadcast? Try this command to show available networks,
    Code:
     sudo iwlist scan
    Use su to get root privileges if needed.
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    Hi Waterhead,

    I did the following:

    Code:
    spyros@linux-rzti:~> sudo iwlist scan
    root's password:
    sudo: iwlist: command not found
    spyros@linux-rzti:~>
    Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks for all your help by the way

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