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    Default Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    Hi,

    The link for the driver on this page is broken.
    Atheros ndiswrapper - openSUSE

    Can someone identify a source for the 64 bit atheros NDIS driver discussed in this "helpfull" instruction page?

    # download atheros NDIS driver. (you can also try to extract it from the Windows Driver CD)
    wget http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...wpa_driver.exe
    or if you are using the 64bit version (x86_64) you will need the driver for 64 bits
    wget http://76.8.192.78/test/atheros64wireless.zip

    Also, out of common curiosity, why in the world can't one install Linux and connect to a wifi link? This has got to be most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. How is anyone supposed to use Linux when you can't connect wirelessly? Is someone on vacation?

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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    Quote Originally Posted by ad_ke View Post
    Also, out of common curiosity, why in the world can't one install Linux and connect to a wifi link? This has got to be most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. How is anyone supposed to use Linux when you can't connect wirelessly? Is someone on vacation?
    probably for the same reason as most other distro's. You need to install the driver/firmware. BTW i seem to be connected wirelessly no problem. I also have a system with no wireless or wired & can use linux no problem either

    Andy
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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    You need to install the driver/firmware.
    That's my point. The 64 bit driver link that OpenSuse says you need is borked and doesn't really tell us where to find it. And just for proof in advertising, I am connected to the Internet with a wireless connection on my IBM right now, but I need to have my computer less than 2 feet from the wireless router for it to work. Since I use my IBM all over the University, this simply isn't an effective working connection. I thought I would try the ndiswrapper method to see if it improved performance.

    Just for clarification, this is the link for the 64 bit driver we need:
    wget http://76.8.192.78/test/atheros64wireless.zip


    See initial post.

    Thanks,

    AK
    Last edited by ad_ke; 17-Sep-2008 at 00:02. Reason: clarification

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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    You do know that, if you log in, you can edit that ? As for your wireless problem, the only thing i can suggest, is, try changing the channel on the router ( i take it this is a home router ) there could be interference from other wireless AP's in the area.I manage to connect from at least 40-90 yards from my home router & can use access points when i'm out and about

    Andy
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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    Oh man, I figured that the poor performance I am experiencing with Linux was because of a driver/hardware issue inside the computer. The same notebook also runs Vista and that wireless connection is crisp and clean and good at 20-30 yards so I tend to think it's not the router. I also cannot connect to the university's wireless connection.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    What sort of encryption does the university use ? i can connect to my local college & they use AES ( tried it as an experiment & asked their permission )

    Andy
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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    There is a University_Access signal that requires one to enter university credentials. Again, the Vista side of the box has no problem connecting. It's the Linux side that fails miserably.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Opensuse Documentation Link Update

    do you know the encryption method ? As there are various set up routines you could use. Also, have you tried wifi-radar ? this is far superior to network manager IMHO for making connections & storing log-in details.Can you point me to your Uni's web page that gives the details for wireless log in,obviously not revealing your details,just so i can see & determine what you would need to do to log in. I have never failed in getting a connection working ( unless i don't know the passphrase etc )
    Here is one method you could use:
    Wireless Security: WPA 2 Enterprise
    EAP Method: TTLS
    Phase 2 Type: PAP
    CA Certificate: [The supplied certificate]
    Username: Student ID
    Password: Password
    Andy
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