I've got openSUSE 11.0 KDE3.5
My card is a D-Link DWL G520 PCI
Yast sees it as AR5215/5213 multiprotocol ........

I was unable to install madwifi earlier because of dependency problems with the repo at opensuse.org.

I checked in my software management for the madwifi-kpm-pae and the madwifi rpm's and installed them. The complaint I used to get about dependencies has gone away so I thought I was in for a chance.

I've configured the wireless card and it doesn't work. My device is called in yast wlan0 instead of ath0 -- strange??

I set it for a fixed IP address and it is active but doesn't connect to the access point. The command iwconfig says I have an invalid access point.

here's iwconfig:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"swerdna"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Invalid
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:A8EE-AD6E-20
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Here's ifconfig:
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:9A:75:CA:A6
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-17-9A-75-CA-A6-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Madwifi was problematic early on in openSUSE 11/0 -- what's the status now?

If madwifi status is OK, what should I check in my configuration?

Thanks
Swerdna