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Hi there, Being a real newbie to Linux, I'm very proud to have completed te SUSE 10,0 installation, including videodrivers, HP-all-in-one and wireless network (ralink card). However, there is one ...
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    How to connect to the right ESSID?


    Hi there,

    Being a real newbie to Linux, I'm very proud to have completed te SUSE 10,0 installation, including videodrivers, HP-all-in-one and wireless network (ralink card). However, there is one problem: my computer connects to the wireless network of my neighbour. His network is open, mine is secured by WPA.

    In YAST2 I configured the right ESSID, but still it connects to my neighbour. Any help, please?
    My windows installation does connect to the right ESSID. This can't be true...

    Thanks!

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    congragts on getting through your first Linux install, now about the wireless, can you post back the result of this command (run it as root):
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Also, in Yast's network config settings, tell it to use WPA as encryption and enter your ESSID there.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    iwconfig

    Hi,

    I allready entered the WPA-information, didn't help. Now I even specified the MAC Address of my router! Didn't help either.

    You asked for iwconfig, here it is. Thanks in advance.

    Tom


    lo no wireless extensions.

    ra0 RT2500 Wireless ESSID:"TT"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.452 GHz Access Point: 00:01:36:08:E9:99
    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Link Quality=55/100 Signal level=-81 dBm Noise level:-193 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

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    is TT the name of your network? Also, tell it that the mode is managed.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Hi,

    TT is the name of my neighbour's network. I already chose 'managed'.

    Regards,
    Tom

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    Hmm,
    did you by cahnce setup any other wireless config tool to connect to a network e.g. KWifimanager? If so, delete whatever configuration you setup in that program, then try again with Yast.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    nope

    Nope, didn't do anything like that. It just worked this way right from the moment I installed SUSE.

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    Hmm, try this then:
    bring down the wireless interface with
    Code:
    ifconfig ra0 down
    then edit this file as root: /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-ra0 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    the xxxxxxxxxxxxx will be replaced by the mac address of your card.
    make sure your SSID is set using this field:
    WIRELESS_ESSID='your_ssid'
    save the file, bring back the wireless card with:
    Code:
    ifconfig ra0 up
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    It's WPA!

    Hi,

    Thanks for all your help. Yesterday, Google learned me that there is a problem with WPA for the rt2500 driver. I removed WPA and now the problem is solved. In order to keep my network protected, I configured the MAC filter in my router.

    Problem solved, case closed.

    Anyway, your help taught me a lot about Linux.

    Regards,
    Tom

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    No problem,
    glad to have been of assistance. And I never would have tought that the driver would cause problems with wpa_supplicant, so I'll keep that in mind for future reference.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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