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Now that I'm back home and on my winter break, I decided to bring home my laptop from college. For some reason, I can't connect to my home wireless network ...
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    Can't connect to my wireless home signal.


    Now that I'm back home and on my winter break, I decided to bring home my laptop from college. For some reason, I can't connect to my home wireless network when I'm on my linux partition(OpenSuse 10.3) but I can connect to it just fine when I'm on my vista partition. I am able to connect to my university's network just fine when I'm up there, but I just can't connect to my own home's network through KNetworkManager when I'm on my linux partition. I am using a Netgear WG111v2 usb dongle using the ndiswrapper module for the windows drivers. I can connect to the internet just fine with a wired connection, but fail using my wireless dongle on my linux partition.

    I currently have all of the security features disabled on my router temporarily just for easy access. KNetworkManager does list the wireless signal, it just has trouble on the "Activation state: Configuring device" part (stuck at 28%)

    If you need me to post anything more, please let me know! and thanks!

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    i need the chipset

    post the output of
    Code:
    lsusb -v
    i also want you to literlty sit 3 feet away from thr router and try to connect at a high strenth signal. (post back results)

    also have you tried to use the KwifiManager (might need to apt-get install)

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    hmm strange, when I sit right infront of the router I can connect to the signal, but anywhere else I have difficulties(even though I can sit in the same area and still get a signal under windows)

    Here's the output for the lsusb -v
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    idProduct 0x8187
    bcdDevice 1.00
    iManufacturer 1 Manufacturer_Realtek_RTL8187_
    iProduct 2 RTL8187_Wireless
    iSerial 3 00C0A8E25468
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 39
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 4 Wireless Network Card
    bmAttributes 0x80
    (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 3
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 5 Bulk-IN,Bulk-OUT,Bulk-OUT
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x03 EP 3 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
    bLength 10
    bDescriptorType 6
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Device Status: 0x0000
    (Bus Powered)

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0846:6a00 NetGear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x0846 NetGear, Inc.
    idProduct 0x6a00 WG111 WiFi (v2)
    bcdDevice 1.00
    iManufacturer 1 NETGEAR WG111v2
    iProduct 2 NETGEAR WG111v2
    iSerial 3 001B2F45D41B
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 39
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 4 Wireless Network Card
    bmAttributes 0x80
    (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 3
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 5 Bulk-IN,Bulk-OUT,Bulk-OUT
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x03 EP 3 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
    bLength 10
    bDescriptorType 6
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Device Status: 0x0000
    (Bus Powered)

    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 9 Hub
    bDeviceSubClass 0 Unused
    bDeviceProtocol 1 Single TT
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x0000
    idProduct 0x0000
    bcdDevice 2.06
    iManufacturer 3 Linux 2.6.22.13-0.3-default ehci_hcd
    iProduct 2 EHCI Host Controller
    iSerial 1 0000:00:13.2
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 25
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xe0
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
    bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0004 1x 4 bytes
    bInterval 12
    Hub Descriptor:
    bLength 11
    bDescriptorType 41
    nNbrPorts 8
    wHubCharacteristic 0x000a
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
    TT think time 8 FS bits
    bPwrOn2PwrGood 10 * 2 milli seconds
    bHubContrCurrent 0 milli Ampere
    DeviceRemovable 0x00 0x00
    PortPwrCtrlMask 0xff 0xff
    Hub Port Status:
    Port 1: 0000.0100 power
    Port 2: 0000.0100 power
    Port 3: 0000.0503 highspeed power enable connect
    Port 4: 0000.0100 power
    Port 5: 0000.0100 power
    Port 6: 0000.0503 highspeed power enable connect
    Port 7: 0000.0100 power
    Port 8: 0000.0100 power
    Device Status: 0x0003
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup Enabled

    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 1.10
    bDeviceClass 9 Hub
    bDeviceSubClass 0 Unused
    bDeviceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x0000
    idProduct 0x0000
    bcdDevice 2.06
    iManufacturer 3 Linux 2.6.22.13-0.3-default ohci_hcd
    iProduct 2 OHCI Host Controller
    iSerial 1 0000:00:13.1
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 25
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xe0
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
    bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
    bInterval 255
    Hub Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 41
    nNbrPorts 4
    wHubCharacteristic 0x0002
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Ganged overcurrent protection
    bPwrOn2PwrGood 0 * 2 milli seconds
    bHubContrCurrent 0 milli Ampere
    DeviceRemovable 0x00
    PortPwrCtrlMask 0xff
    Hub Port Status:
    Port 1: 0000.0100 power
    Port 2: 0000.0100 power
    Port 3: 0000.0100 power
    Port 4: 0000.0100 power
    Device Status: 0x0003
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup Enabled

    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 1.10
    bDeviceClass 9 Hub
    bDeviceSubClass 0 Unused
    bDeviceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x0000
    idProduct 0x0000
    bcdDevice 2.06
    iManufacturer 3 Linux 2.6.22.13-0.3-default ohci_hcd
    iProduct 2 OHCI Host Controller
    iSerial 1 0000:00:13.0
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 25
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xe0
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
    bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed (or root) hub
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
    bInterval 255
    Hub Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 41
    nNbrPorts 4
    wHubCharacteristic 0x0002
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Ganged overcurrent protection
    bPwrOn2PwrGood 0 * 2 milli seconds
    bHubContrCurrent 0 milli Ampere
    DeviceRemovable 0x00
    PortPwrCtrlMask 0xff
    Hub Port Status:
    Port 1: 0000.0100 power
    Port 2: 0000.0100 power
    Port 3: 0000.0100 power
    Port 4: 0000.0100 power
    Device Status: 0x0003
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup Enabled

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