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    AuraDevil NNTP User

    Default ipw3945 on openSuse 11

    Hello, I have recently installed openSUSE 11 after hearing that it should support my wireless card (ipw3945) out of the box. However I have experienced some problems getting it to connect to my wireless network. I have configured the card in YaST's network manager, and all seems well. But it doesn't seem to connect to my network at all, And does not detect any wireless networks at all from what I can see. Can anyone offer any insight onto how I may get around this problem?

    Much appreciated, Tom.

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    Default Re: ipw3945 on openSuse 11

    Try this: Click on 'search' at top of this page. Then, click on 'advanced search'.
    Under keywords, enter '3945' (without the quotes). Under that click on
    'Search entire posts' and change it to 'Search titles only'. Finally, down
    at bottom click on 'search now' button.

    Voila...all the people who had problems alot like yours.

    Cheers...

    Dave [who believes 'searchers before askers' is less than 10% ]
    Box1: MEPIS-8.5/sidux/openSUSE-11.3M6(broken-wifi/hiddenSSIDs)/XP(32-bit), nvidia 5200
    Lap1: antiX-8.5(KDE4.4.3)/MEPIS-8.5/Vista, Intel 945GM, builtin-wifi->Broadcom-4311(drv=wl)

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    AuraDevil NNTP User

    Default Re: ipw3945 on openSuse 11

    I did do alot of google searches before posting, to no avail. Apologies, I should have done a search on the forums aswel.

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    Default Re: ipw3945 on openSuse 11

    Quote Originally Posted by AuraDevil View Post
    I did do alot of google searches before posting, to no avail. Apologies, I should have done a search on the forums aswel.
    Not a problem at all. As you can see, you are in the majority. Something
    about human nature to just ask, when they first get to a forum that starts
    out as a 'strange new world' until one learns the ropes.

    My apology right back, for my offhand parenthetical remark.

    Since I know nothing about the specifics of an ipw3945, I first did
    that same search to start to learn how others solved it, then realized
    I could just send you down that same trail.

    Welcome to the forum. May your experience here be a Linux-learning
    adventure.
    Box1: MEPIS-8.5/sidux/openSUSE-11.3M6(broken-wifi/hiddenSSIDs)/XP(32-bit), nvidia 5200
    Lap1: antiX-8.5(KDE4.4.3)/MEPIS-8.5/Vista, Intel 945GM, builtin-wifi->Broadcom-4311(drv=wl)

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    AuraDevil NNTP User

    Default Re: ipw3945 on openSuse 11

    After searching, I did come across a solution. To anyone in the same situation I was, and to save you a search through the mountains of posts on these forums, I simple installed the "compat-wireless" package. A very handy RPM (the one I used) can be found here. Thanks!

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    Default Re: ipw3945 on openSuse 11

    I need IPW3945 too! Compat-wireless doesn't work well for me, the speed is terrible.

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