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    Angry OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    I have a FUJITSU-SIEMENS ESPRIMO Mobile 9200 with embedded WLAN and ISDN devices. The WLAN device is
    Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection

    YAST selected
    module iwl4965

    Further configurations with YAST are

    essid=(name)
    WEP open
    hexadecimal code with 26 digits
    bitrate auto

    The hardware operated perfectly under openSUSE 10.3 when configured with YAST. I use the same configuration steps in YAST as before but the WLAN device cannot be made to work.

    iwlist scan
    lists the available networks

    iwconfig wlan0 does not report the values that were programmed in YAST.

    Fortunately, the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card Driver software provided by
    https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=12
    was not affected by the upgrade to openSUSE 11.0.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    Here is a subset of the messages from /var/log/messages concerning wlan0

    Jul 3 15:40:12 rayleigh SuSEfirewall2: using default zone 'ext' for interface wlan0
    Jul 3 15:43:57 rayleigh ifdown: wlan0 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
    Jul 3 15:45:43 rayleigh ifdown: wlan0 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
    Jul 3 15:45:45 rayleigh ifdown: wlan0 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX authentication from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: authenticated
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: associate with AP 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=3)
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: associated
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: CTS protection enabled (BSSID=00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a)
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=2 aci=0 acm=0 aifs=3 cWmin=15 cWmax=1023 burst=0
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=3 aci=1 acm=0 aifs=7 cWmin=15 cWmax=1023 burst=0
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=1 aci=2 acm=0 aifs=2 cWmin=7 cWmax=15 burst=30
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=0 aci=3 acm=0 aifs=2 cWmin=3 cWmax=7 burst=15
    Jul 3 16:02:00 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: disassociate(reason=3)
    Jul 3 16:02:02 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: privacy configuration mismatch and mixed-cell disabled - disassociate
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX disassociation from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (reason=7)
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: associate with AP 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: mismatch in privacy configuration and mixed-cell disabled - abort association
    Jul 3 16:02:12 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: privacy configuration mismatch and mixed-cell disabled - disassociate
    Jul 3 16:02:13 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: privacy configuration mismatch and mixed-cell disabled - disassociate
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX authentication from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: authenticated
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: associate with AP 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=3)
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: associated
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: CTS protection enabled (BSSID=00:1c:4a:d2:2e:3a)
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=2 aci=0 acm=0 aifs=3 cWmin=15 cWmax=1023 burst=0
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: disassociate(reason=3)
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=3 aci=1 acm=0 aifs=7 cWmin=15 cWmax=1023 burst=0
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=1 aci=2 acm=0 aifs=2 cWmin=7 cWmax=15 burst=30
    Jul 3 16:02:30 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: WMM queue=0 aci=3 acm=0 aifs=2 cWmin=3 cWmax=7 burst=15
    Jul 3 16:02:32 rayleigh kernel: wlan0: privacy configuration mismatch and mixed-cell disabled - disassociate

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    WLAN works now somehow.

    I changed the network connection method in YAST from NetworkManager to the traditional method ifup.

    However, this is not yet sufficient. After a boot the network has to be started by

    rcnetwork restart

    inspite of setting up a start of wlan0 during boot.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    now that you have it working, why not set it to come up on boot,via YaST ? should sort that

    Andy
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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    Hi! I installed opensuse 11 in my second machine here. Reading about wifi problems here in the Forum, I can admitt, that I got some kind of connection problems too. I tried it using a Netgear WG311T PCI card and a 111v2 USB stick. I also downloaded the latest knetworkmanager from the official repositories. The adapters are finding my WLAN router but I'm not able to connect. I also tried Ubuntu 8.04 from a live CD to check if my hardware isn't broken and there it works out of the box.

    What I did and it worked is to get the latest madwifi modules from the madwifi repositories for my WG311T and the schmolle1980 repos for the WG111v2 ( Index of /repositories/home:/schmolle1980/openSUSE_11.0 ) .

    Could it be, that there are broken drivers modules in the latest opensuse release? That would be the explanation for me cause I didn't change anything except to replace the standard modules.

    cu
    Gargi

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    now that you have it working, why not set it to come up on boot,via YaST ? should sort that

    Andy
    I have set it up to come up at boot. Here is an excerpt of the boot.msg.


    Setting up network interfaces:
    lo
    lo IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
    IP address: 127.0.0.2/8
    done eth0 device: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
    eth0 is controlled by ifplugd
    waiting
    pan0
    No configuration found for pan0
    unused wlan0 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
    command 'iwconfig wlan0 nick rayleigh' returned
    Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
    wlan0 (DHCP) . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
    waiting
    eth0 device: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
    eth0 ifplugd is running
    eth0 no cable connected
    eth0 DHCP client NOT running
    doneWaiting for mandatory devices: wlan0 __NSC__
    10 9 8 7 5 4 3 2 0
    wlan0 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
    wlan0 dhcpcd is still waiting for data
    waiting
    wlan0 interface could not be set up until now
    failedSetting up service network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .failed
    ~

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    Hello guys,

    you have been befallen with a very common bug, that no one on the forums seems to know about.

    The present kernel version does not support the iwl drivers included with opensuse 11.0 for the 3945 or 4965 wireless cards.

    downloading the drivers from here, and compiling should fix your problem.

    Also, I know that there are precompiled binaries out there, but most people, for some reason or another, haven;t gotten them to work... the best results have been from compiling the drivers yourself.

    Here is a tutorial I wrote incase you are unsure how to compile the drivers (though from your post, this seems unlikely)

    finally, please pass the word around about this fix! many people could benifit from it!

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    If this page is read carefully, the situation is less confusing:

    Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

    The iwlwifi project provides a driver which utilizes the mac80211 subsystem for the Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN and Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection adapters.

    The iwlwifi project can be found in kernels 2.6.24 and up. You thus do not need a driver from this site if you are using one of these kernels. If you are using an older kernel, or if you are interested in the latest driver development code, then you are in the right place.

    Using latest development code
    You can find our latest development in our git repository . Note that this repository contains the entire kernel. If you do not want to replace your kernel then refer to the next sections.

    Using kernels 2.6.24 and up
    These kernels have the iwlwifi driver included and the released drivers (available from this site under download page) do not work with these kernels. If you want to run the latest (or very close to it) development code with your kernel then you should use the compat-wireless project that retrieves the latest driver development code from the upstream repository. We do push our changes to this repository very frequently.

    Using kernels older than 2.6.24
    These kernels do not have the iwlwifi driver included. When using these kernels you have some options based on your requirements.

    * If you want to use a released driver, proceed to the download page. You will need to download and install a driver (iwlwifi) as well as the mac80211 subsystem (mac80211) available from this page.
    * If you wish to use the latest (or very close to it) development code then you can make use of the compat-wireless project.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    Basically what that whole spiel says is that the drivers provided with opensuse are not compatable with the version of the kernel provided with opensuse 11. you need to compile your own compat drivers (mentioned int the tutorial link I sent)

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    Question Re: OpenSUSE 11.0 wireless not working

    Moving this to a new thread.
    Last edited by PaleGringo; 07-Jul-2008 at 15:40. Reason: Starting a new thread.

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