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I have newly installed suse linux 10 and need to connect to my wireless network which uses DHCP to allocate ip addresses and WPA-PSK encryption. I have tried to configure ...
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    using buffalo pci wireless network card and WPA encryption in suse linux 10


    I have newly installed suse linux 10 and need to connect to my wireless network which uses DHCP to allocate ip addresses and WPA-PSK encryption. I have tried to configure linux to find this network using Yast2 network card settings and KWiFiManager, it finds the local wireless networks but when I put the passkey into KWiFiManager, it simply just will not connect. the output from iwconfig is:
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    wlan0   IEEE 802.11g    ESSID:"Madness"   Nickname:"Unknown"
               mode:Managed    Bit Rate=54Mb/s    Tx-Power:0dBm
               RTS  thr:off    Fragment  thr:off
               Encryption key:off
               Power Management:off
               Link Quality:0   Signal Level:0    Noise level:0
               Rx invalid neid:0    Rx invalid crypt:0    Rx invalid frag:0
               Tx excessive retries:0   Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    I would appreciate if anyone has any ideas, thanks.
    Daniel

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    Kwifimanager can't handle wpa encrypted networks. Install the wpa_supplicant package from yast and use yast to configure the card.
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