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Thread: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

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    Default openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    Hello!

    I have a iBook G4 with built-in WLAN and installed openSuSE 11.0 on it. I managed the configuration so far, but it does not connect to my WPA secured WLAN.
    lspci says: 0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4305 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    I installed the firmware and everything seems to work fine. I see the SSID and signal strenght in the KDE-networkmanager. I entered the WPA-Key but I can not connect. When I try, the following appears in /var/log/messages:
    wlan0: authenticated
    wlan0: associate with AP <MAC of AP>
    wlan0: RX ReassocResp from <MAC of AP> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    wlan0: associated
    wlan0: RX deauthentication from <MAC of AP> (reason=15)
    wlan0: deauthenticated
    wlan0: authenticate with AP <MAC of AP>
    wlan0: RX authentication from <MAC of AP> (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
    wlan0: authenticated
    wlan0: associate with AP <MAC of AP>
    wlan0: RX ReassocResp from <MAC of AP> (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
    wlan0: associated
    wlan0: disassociate(reason=3)

    The AP is a Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato-firmware. In the device-List of the AP I can see the MAC of the iBook flashing up while trying to connect, but there ist no IP-Adress reserved.

    Has anyone an idea what's going wrong here?

    Andreas

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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    I do not think you have configured the NetworkManager configuration
    correctly. Recheck that YaST thinks that NM is controlling your
    network devices and that your connection is accurately described in NM.

    Larry

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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    I do not think you have configured the NetworkManager configuration
    correctly. Recheck that YaST thinks that NM is controlling your
    network devices and that your connection is accurately described in NM.
    Yast is configured to use NetworkManager. The WLAN-Card is "not configured" in yast.
    In NetworkManager the SSID is set correctly. Security is set to "WPA Personal" It makes no difference if "Use specific WPA Version" and "Use specific cipher" are set to WPA1 and TKIP or not.
    The WPA-Password I entered in "Shared Key" is changed to a long string which seems to represent an hexadecimal number to me.
    "Use manual IP configuration" is not set
    "Autoconnect" is set.
    My WLAN-Settings in Tomato:
    Wireless Mode: Access Point
    Broadcast: yes
    Channel: 1
    Security: WPA Personal
    Encryption: TKIP / AES
    Group Key Renewal: 3600 seconds

    Advanced Settings:
    Afterburner: Disable
    AP Isolation: Disable
    Basic Rate: Default
    Beacon Interval: 100
    CTS Protection Mode: Disable
    Distance / ACK Timing: 0 (= use default)
    DTIM Interval: 1 (= default)
    Fragmentation Threshold: 2346
    Maximum Clients: 128
    Multicast Rate: Auto
    Preamble: Long
    RTS Threshold: 2347
    Transmit Power: 42 mW
    Transmission Rate: Auto
    WMN: Disable

    The network works fine with MacOS X, Ubuntu and Windows XP Clients.

    Has anyone more Ideas?
    Andreas

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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    Hello!

    Doesn't anyone have an Idea what I could do next to find the error in my configuration?
    Especially, is it normal that the WPA-Passphrase is changed in network-manager?

    Andreas

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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    reading your post i see this

    The WLAN-Card is "not configured" in yast.
    have you tried configuring it ?

    Andy
    To be is to do = Immanuel Kant
    To do is to be = Descartes.
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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    reading your post i see this



    have you tried configuring it ?

    Andy
    That was ist, thank you!
    I disabled network-manager and now use the "classic ifup" way to connect to the wlan. And now it works!

    Andreas

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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    Excellent, glad you got it working,now enjoy

    Andy
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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    Quote Originally Posted by agebel View Post
    That was ist, thank you!
    I disabled network-manager and now use the "classic ifup" way to connect to the wlan. And now it works!

    Andreas
    I'd been with suse sice v5. Well I haven't been since suse is Novell.
    Anyway, I installed 11.1 looks for me it is less ergonomic and
    has more tiny problems. Network-manager - why Yast was just very clean.

    Nevertheless I try to adjust myself to new suse
    Would you tel mi plese how to disable this network-manger.
    my wlan0 is disconnected all the time and I have problem with navigation in network-manager, maybe the traditional UNIX way will be simpler than network-manager provide?

    Lisc

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    Default Re: openSuSE 11.0 on iBook G4 does not connect to WLAN

    YaST - network devices - network settings.Click on the Global tab & change to traditional ifup.Also,whilst you are there ensure ipv6 is off

    Andy
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