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    Default ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG?

    I'm currently running opensuse 10.3 on an HP laptop with an ipw2200 wireless device. It configured and worked first time when I installed 10.3, but I'm having trouble with 11.0.

    I'm testing with the 11.0 live DVD that came with "Linux Format" issue 109. It seems to detect all the hardware correctly, including the wireless device, and I can configure everything thereafter in YAST, but the wireless will not form a connection with my router (using WPA-PSK).

    The dmesg output looks OK. The device is started, and recognizes the region etc. There seems to be firmware in /lib/firmware. The eth1 network interface appears in ifconfig and iwconfig etc. The modules are loaded. There is plausible content in the wpa_supplicant config file. Everything I can think of looks OK. The wpa_cli status is just reported as "SCANNING" all the time.

    Searching the logs, the only error message I can find is "ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG: Already sending a command.", which appears once. I can't find what this error message means, or how to avoid it. Has anyone seen this before?

    Could this perhaps just a problem with Linux Format's live DVD? (they cut it down to squeeze on another distro apparently).

    Cheers,
    -nick

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    Default Re: ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG?

    Perhaps it's a real problem with 11.0 (see link), though presumably many people have managed to get ipw2200 wireless working without problems?

    [opensuse-networking] Help resolving: ipw2200: Failed to send SYSTEM_CON

    Cheers,
    -nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick battle
    I'm currently running opensuse 10.3 on an HP laptop with an ipw2200
    wireless device. It configured and worked first time when I installed
    10.3, but I'm having trouble with 11.0.

    I'm testing with the 11.0 live DVD that came with "Linux Format" issue
    109. It seems to detect all the hardware correctly, including the
    wireless device, and I can configure everything thereafter in YAST, but
    the wireless will not form a connection with my router (using WPA-PSK).

    The dmesg output looks OK. The device is started, and recognizes the
    region etc. There seems to be firmware in /lib/firmware. The eth1
    network interface appears in ifconfig and iwconfig etc. The modules are
    loaded. There is plausible content in the wpa_supplicant config file.
    Everything I can think of looks OK. The wpa_cli status is just reported
    as "SCANNING" all the time.

    Searching the logs, the only error message I can find is "-ipw2200
    Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG: Already sending a command.-", which
    appears once. I can't find what this error message means, or how to
    avoid it. Has anyone seen this before?

    Could this perhaps just a problem with Linux Format's live DVD? (they
    cut it down to squeeze on another distro apparently).

    Cheers,
    -nick
    Hi
    I had the same issue if the ESSID on the AP is hidden and using wpa.
    Have a look here;
    http://tinyurl.com/5bbsov
    or
    http://forums.opensuse.org/archives/...dden-ssid.html

    I just set my AP to broadcast the ESSID as it didn't seem to work. Now
    there were no issues for me with SLED 10 SP2, Ubuntu 8.04 and XP Pro
    with it hidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    I just set my AP to broadcast the ESSID as it didn't seem to work. Now there were no issues for me with SLED 10 SP2, Ubuntu 8.04 and XP Pro with it hidden.
    Ah! It's true that I'm suppressing the ESSID broadcast at the AP. I'll try setting WIRELESS_AP_SCANMODE='2', or failing that, enabling the broadcast <sigh>.

    Thanks for the pointer. Do you know whether SUSE know about this? (I couldn't find a bug covering it).

    Cheers,
    -nick

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    Default Re: ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick battle
    malcolmlewis;1863197 Wrote:
    >
    > I just set my AP to broadcast the ESSID as it didn't seem to work. Now
    > there were no issues for me with SLED 10 SP2, Ubuntu 8.04 and XP Pro
    > with it hidden.
    >


    Ah! It's true that I'm suppressing the ESSID broadcast at the AP. I'll
    try setting WIRELESS_AP_SCANMODE='2', or failing that, enabling the
    broadcast <sigh>.

    Thanks for the pointer. Do you know whether SUSE know about this? (I
    couldn't find a bug covering it).

    Cheers,
    -nick
    Hi
    Just tried it again with the ESSID hidden, no joy for me.... I don't
    think so regarding a bug, is it the network manager, firmware,
    iwconfig...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Just tried it again with the ESSID hidden, no joy for me.... I don't think so regarding a bug, is it the network manager, firmware, iwconfig...?
    I added WIRELESS_AP_SCANMODE='2' to the config last night, and after a quick ifdown/ifup, everything worked perfectly. That's a great result; thanks again for the pointer.

    Good point about the bug: it's not at all clear what is at fault. When I get a minute, I'll raise a minor bug and add all the information I have. At least someone else might find it useful then, even if it's not fixed as such.

    Cheers,
    -nick

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    Default Re: ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG?

    Created bug 421880

    Cheers,
    -nick

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    Default Re: ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick battle
    Created 'bug 421880'
    (https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=421880)

    Cheers,
    -nick
    Hi
    So did you try the last suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    So did you try the last suggestion?
    Do you mean enabling SSID broadcast? No, as soon as it worked without I was happy, though the folk at Novell have got me trying various tests with iwlist to see what is visible and what isn't. I'll add the results of that to the Novell bug.

    Cheers,
    -nick

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