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    Default Just what does it take to make a wireless setup stick in 11.l

    I'v spent the best part of the last three days trying to get a wireless
    setup working on a Toshiba laptop.

    I can (infrequently) manage to get a connection to my wireless modem but
    around 90% of the time wpa_gui won't talk to wpa_supplicant (wpas for
    short).

    Kwifimanager will often see my modem but does nothing. Network manager is
    equally useless.

    I can set up the wireless card in Yast with all the correct settings for my
    local network but my laptop never connects except manually. The only way I
    seem to be able to make a connection is using wpa_gui and then only if I
    manually configure it every time. Most of the time it won't see my network
    and when it does I usually have to delete any networks found and start
    afresh by adding a new network with the correct settings. Wpa_gui then
    won't allow me to save the configuration giving a message update_config=1
    must be set. I've tried setting this in every wpas.conf file that I can
    find but nothing works.

    The laptop uses an Intel 5100 and the intel driver (/) has been installed.

    I've read all the documentation I could find on wpas and looked at many
    articles in the Suse database following their instruction, all to no avail.

    I'm about to give up unless someone here can provide a solution. Surely I'm
    not expected to make a connection manually every time I want an internet
    connection.

    Allan

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    Default Re: Just what does it take to make a wireless setup stick in

    I'm not sure about answer - not a wireless guru by any means. I know that NetworkManager doesn't play nice using this wireless config. However, can you supply some more info?

    Post /var/log/NetworkManager and /var/log/wpa_supplicant output. That may yield clues.

    Which wpa_supplicant package version are you running? One of these will get that info:

    rpm -qa |grep wpa_supplicant
    wpa_supplicant -v

    Have a read of this troubleshooting guide (re NetworkManager) as well:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Tracking_down...wpa_supplicant

    You may also like to try connecting via wicd (wired and wireless network manager) instead.

    Hopefully others can add to this...

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    Default Re: Just what does it take to make a wireless setup stick in 11.l

    deano ferrari wrote:

    >
    > I'm not sure about answer - not a wireless guru by any means. I know
    > that NetworkManager doesn't play nice using this wireless config.
    > However, can you supply some more info?
    >
    > Post /var/log/NetworkManager and /var/log/wpa_supplicant output. That
    > may yield clues.
    >
    > Which wpa_supplicant package version are you running? One of these will
    > get that info:
    >
    > rpm -qa |grep wpa_supplicant
    > wpa_supplicant -v
    >


    I'll have a look at the logs to see if I can find anything.

    > Have a read of this troubleshooting guide (re NetworkManager) as well:
    >
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Tracking_down...wpa_supplicant
    >


    I did try to follow those instructions and had it working. My problem is to
    have the solution stick so that next time I don't have to go through the
    whole process again.

    > You may also like to try connecting via wicd (wired and wireless
    > network manager) instead.


    Will definitely give this a try.

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