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  1. #1
    bmm04746 NNTP User

    Default WLAN

    Dear all,

    I have installed open SUSE 11.0 in my laptop (compaq Presario V2000). I want to configure WLAN in this laptop to connect with other LINUX driven LAPTOPS.
    How can I ensure, i have proper driver installed in my laptop ?
    I am not getting wlan0 device in "ip a" output.

    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 brd 127.255.255.255 scope host lo
    inet 127.0.0.2/8 brd 127.255.255.255 scope host secondary lo
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
    valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:16:36:76:bf:1c brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    3: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:16:6f:ab:99:44 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

    thanks,
    bmm04746

  2. #2
    bmm04746 NNTP User

    Default Re: WLAN

    my wireless card is getting detected ..
    # lspci |grep -i wireless
    06:06.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)

  3. #3
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    Default Re: WLAN

    it won't be called "wlan x"; you should find it's eth1.

    easiest way is have a look in yast under network settings, check the setup of eth1 and if it's using the ipw2200 driver then that's the one !

    use yast config to set up the interface (probably starting by disabling ipv6 !)

    if you want to do it all at cli instead then come back for + info

    IG

  4. #4
    bmm04746 NNTP User

    Default Re: WLAN

    thanks for the reply

    i have checked yast->network setting
    it is using ipw2200 driver for eth1
    i have also disabled IP6 for eth1

    now how can i connect my laptop to a vista loaded laptop (here WLAN is working fine) ?
    will it automatically detect the WLAN network? or i have to do a bit more ?

    bmm04746

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    Default Re: WLAN

    now how can i connect my laptop to a vista loaded laptop
    if I understand that question correctly then first step is to connect to your wireless network:

    you will need to configure access point (SSID) and any security password/passkey; assume the network uses dhcp to provide ip address, routing etc? if not that will have to be set as well

    those settings can be applied from yast>network settings, choose the eth1 interface, "edit" and add the necessary information.

    or if you've chosen to use network manager, same info can be added to a eth1 profile there

    at which point you should be able to connect to the network

    I'm assuming from your previous posts, you didn't need a "step-by-step" on setting up a lan interface?

    IG

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