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    Welcome to the wireless section. In here you can ask questions related to all your wireless woes ( except for questions about receiving BBC World Service ). Before asking questions, please make sure you have enough details of the problem. Here's an example list:

    1 ) make and model of wireless device.
    2 ) driver version in use
    3 ) any error message.
    4 ) what you have tried to rectify the problem.
    5 ) any trouble-shooting guide you have tried to follow.
    6 ) openSUSE version
    7 ) type /sbin/lspci -v" in a terminal; copy and paste the section that identifies your wireless card and it's chipset.
    8 ) if it is a usb device type lsusb in a terminal;copy and paste the result
    Once we have this sort of information,hopefully we will be able to answer your question. Have fun

    Andy
    Last edited by deltaflyer44; 06-Jun-2008 at 08:16.

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    Andy,

    I recommend adding to your list:
    do "lspci -v" in a terminal; copy and paste the section that identifies your wireless card and it's chipset.

    Jim
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    thanks Jim, amended it

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakedriver View Post
    Andy,

    I recommend adding to your list:
    do "lspci -v" in a terminal; copy and paste the section that identifies your wireless card and it's chipset.

    Jim
    What if it's a usb NIC? Would you need lsusb instead of lspci?
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    eeech, must be getting old, forgot that one, now amended

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    as we get a lot of wireless questions i thought I'd give a list of places to check for drivers & to see if your card is supported & what chipset it may use. i will update it as & when i find new updates

    url=http://www.prism54.org/index.html]The Prism54 Project[/url]
    Compatibility - madwifi.org - Trac
    http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz
    HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless) - openSUSE
    Ralink chipsets based wireless devices
    Linux wireless LAN support http://linux-wless.passys.nl


    some wireless tools
    WiFi Radar
    KWirelessMonitor

    for setting up your card
    http://wiki.suselinuxsupport.de/wikk...ConfigWifiCard
    Ndiswrapper howto - openSUSE

    for the rt2xxx series look here 10.2 Rt2500 No Connection - SuSE Linux Forums
    commands to find your chipset :
    run these in a console as root

    lspci ( press enter ) for unique ID
    lspci -n ( press enter ) for PCI ID

    what you are looking for is the unique ID number which may look like this

    00:0d.0

    the PCI ID will look something like this

    168c:0015

    also, the results of there commands could also be useful
    compliments of schmolle1980 for posting this

    Code:
    dmesg | egrep 'ath|wifi|hal'
    lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
    if you have a broadcom chip-set, & a wired connection, this command, in a console, may help
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    To install the BCM43xx firmware if you do not have a connection in Linux, do the following:

    Using any method that you have to access the Internet, download this
    http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2

    Then copy it into your home directory. Once you have it there, you should enter the following:

    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    sudo mkdir -p /lib/firmware
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware \ broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o

    These three commands will skip the download step and extract the firmware in the same way that the /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware does.

    Note: If the output of 'lspci -n | grep 14e4' contains 14e4:4315 or
    14e4:432X, this procedure will not work. For those cases, you need
    either the Broadcom-wl proprietary driver package from the Packman
    repository, or ndiswrapper and the Windows driver. The wl driver is
    the preferred option..

    For those devices that support 802.11a/b/g, 802.11a operation is not yet supported.
    compliments of LarryFinger

    contribution by prhunt

    Scenario: You need to use WPA security for your wireless connection, and the access point has a hidden SSID.

    Problem: Your wlan won't associate with the access point even though your passphrase and all other config details are correct.

    Solution: As root, edit the wlan device configuration file and add the following two entries:

    WIRELESS_HIDDEN_SSID='yes'
    WIRELESS_AP_SCANMODE='2'

    This configuration is located in /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
    (or a similar file - it should be fairly obvious).


    Sources: wpa_supplicant docs.
    /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg.template
    if you come across a particularly good tool or a good site regarding wireless stuff please pm me & i will add it to the list
    any problems/queries please post in the wireless forum

    Andy
    Last edited by deltaflyer44; 07-Aug-2009 at 10:22. Reason: updated

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