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    Default Odd WiFi Issue

    Hi
    I've just installed openSUSE for the first time.
    At work (Video Networking) we have started using a new product from CISCO based on SuSE linux servers; to try and get up to speed fast I've installed openSUSE on my home machine (HP nx7400 laptop).
    I'm impressed so far especially with the no hassle instalation. Though I have found an odd problem with my Wireless connection. The wireless chipset is an intel 3945ABG. It works fine in Windows, but in SuSE when I go to Network connections - New connection - Wlan0
    and look at the availible connections, it lists several access-points (variably) but not all the networks in my area and it never finds mine which is all of six feet away!
    I'm guessing this is going to be a driver issue as I know the hardware is fine.

    Can anyone get me started on how to track down this problem.

    Cheers
    J

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    jammybstard wrote:
    > Hi
    > I've just installed openSUSE for the first time.
    > At work (Video Networking) we have started using a new product from
    > CISCO based on SuSE linux servers; to try and get up to speed fast I've
    > installed openSUSE on my home machine (HP nx7400 laptop).
    > I'm impressed so far especially with the no hassle instalation. Though
    > I have found an odd problem with my Wireless connection. The wireless
    > chipset is an intel 3945ABG. It works fine in Windows, but in SuSE when
    > I go to *Network connections - New connection - Wlan0*
    > and look at the availible connections, it lists several access-points
    > (variably) but not all the networks in my area and it never finds mine
    > which is all of six feet away!
    > I'm guessing this is going to be a driver issue as I know the hardware
    > is fine.


    The proper forum for this is wireless. You may even find some useful
    hints there.

    Is your SSID hidden?

    Does the command 'sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan' show your AP?

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    Default Re: Odd WiFi Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    jammybstard wrote:
    > Hi
    > I've just installed openSUSE for the first time.
    > At work (Video Networking) we have started using a new product from
    > CISCO based on SuSE linux servers; to try and get up to speed fast I've
    > installed openSUSE on my home machine (HP nx7400 laptop).
    > I'm impressed so far especially with the no hassle instalation. Though
    > I have found an odd problem with my Wireless connection. The wireless
    > chipset is an intel 3945ABG. It works fine in Windows, but in SuSE when
    > I go to *Network connections - New connection - Wlan0*
    > and look at the availible connections, it lists several access-points
    > (variably) but not all the networks in my area and it never finds mine
    > which is all of six feet away!
    > I'm guessing this is going to be a driver issue as I know the hardware
    > is fine.


    The proper forum for this is wireless. You may even find some useful
    hints there.
    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    Is your SSID hidden?
    I shouldn't be!

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    Does the command 'sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan' show your AP?
    It dosn't.

    I'll move i over, cheers;

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