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I just bought a ew-7128g and installed it (I think I got it installed correctly) on suse 10.3 it can see the networks in the area but it can't seem ...
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    good wifi card... but can't figure work to get it to connect


    I just bought a ew-7128g and installed it (I think I got it installed correctly) on suse 10.3

    it can see the networks in the area but it can't seem (or I don't know how ) to connect to my network.

    I used a copy of backtrack to test it and it had the card working and connect to the network without any setup on my part at all so I know it can work.

    I have encryption disabled for now so I don't have to worry about it. I plan to turn it on after I get it to work without it.

    I don't know what info you need so just ask for it.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Try using

    dhclient

    as root. I'm not sure what the command is for suse, though.

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    here is what I get:
    Code:
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
    Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:01:80:41:30:25
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:01:80:41:30:25
    Listening on LPF/ra0/00:0e:2e:e5:1b:b7
    Sending on   LPF/ra0/00:0e:2e:e5:1b:b7
    Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use
    Please make sure there is no other dhcp server
    running and that there's no entry for dhcp or
    bootp in /etc/inetd.conf.   Also make sure you
    are not running HP JetAdmin software, which
    includes a bootp server.
    
    If you did not get this software from ftp.isc.org, please
    get the latest from ftp.isc.org and install that before
    requesting help.
    
    If you did get this software from ftp.isc.org and have not
    yet read the README, please read it before requesting help.
    If you intend to request help from the dhcp-server@isc.org
    mailing list, please read the section on the README about
    submitting bug reports and requests for help.
    
    Please do not under any circumstances send requests for
    help directly to the authors of this software - please
    send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in
    the README file.
    
    exiting.
    then neither wired nor wireless network works until I reset the network.

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    got it to work (the source code I compiled was bad, so I used the cvs version) mostly thanks to this link:

    Setting up RT61 or RT2500 Wireless Cards - SUSE Wiki

    which helps set it up for suse.

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