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Thread: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

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    Default Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    Hello,

    As proposed by lwfinger, I am opening a new thread, with the details already posted in
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/496142-Wireless-Connection-Problems-(Since-upgrade-from-12-x-to-13-1).

    I had a similar problem -- no WLAN since upgrading two days ago from 12.3 to 13.1.

    I did have wired connection, both via "network manager" and via "traditional".

    At first "network manager" did not work at all. After upgrading the kernel to latest 3.13 (following a tip) I got wired connection, and could also sign into the WLAN (i.e. router) and get an IP address.

    Despite these positive signs, there was no actual transmission on the WLAN and could not connect to web sites.

    Here are the networkmanager details:

    wireless (broken):

    Code:
    Type:
        Wireless 802.11
    Connection State:
        Connected
    IPv4 Address:
        10.0.0.3
    IPv4 Gateway:
        10.0.0.138
    IPv6 Address:
        IP display error.
    IPv6 Gateway:
        No IP gateway.
    Connection Speed:
        1 MBit/s
    System Name:
        wlp3s0
    MAC Address:
        80:1F:02:2E:C8:3D
    Driver:
        rtl8192ce
    Access Point (SSID):
        Amnon-new
    Access Point (MAC):
        00:1B:9E:C3:2F:97
    Band:
        b/g
    Channel:
        6 (2437 MHz)

    wired (working):
    Code:
    Type:
        Wired Ethernet
    Connection State:
        Connected
    IPv4 Address:
        10.0.0.2
    IPv4 Gateway:
        10.0.0.138
    IPv6 Address:
        IP display error.
    IPv6 Gateway:
        No IP gateway.
    Connection Speed:
        100 MBit/s
    System Name:
        em1
    MAC Address:
        18:03:73:18:A9:B8
    Driver:
        e1000e

    hardware and system info:
    Code:
    Dell optiplex 790
    quad core Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    
    OS Version
    Linux 3.13.6-1.g4727218-desktop
    openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64)
    
    KDE Platform Version 4.11.5
    
    Intel Ethernet controller
    MAC : 18:03:73:18:a9:b8
    BusID : 0000:00:19.0
    Device Name: em1
    Started automatically at boot
    IP address assigned using DHCP
    
    Realtek WLAN controller
    MAC : 80:1f:02:2e:c8:3d
    BusID : 0000:03:00.0
    Device Name: wlp3s0
    Started automatically at boot
    Help requested!!! Thanks!

    Update: After a frustrating attempt to get my system working properly with SUSE 13.1 (I use it to write my math papers and to manage web pages related to teaching, and it has to be a reliable system), I gave up on it. To me release 13.1 seems quite -- how to say -- redmondesque. So I am now safely back to SUSE 12.3. Maybe when 13.x is stable I will try it.

    Thanks to the good people maintaining and improving SUSE.

    A.Y.




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    Default Re: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by amyekut View Post
    To me release 13.1 seems quite -- how to say -- redmondesque. So I am now safely back to SUSE 12.3. Maybe when 13.x is stable I will try it.
    The same issue that practically every distribution has with the Realtek driver.

    https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60713

    It's a Kernel issue and not specific to openSUSE. I tried helping someone else with the issue but they haven't replied to me yet - I cannot test it as I avoid Realtek like a plague wherever I can.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    The same issue that practically every distribution has with the Realtek driver.

    https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60713

    It's a Kernel issue and not specific to openSUSE. I tried helping someone else with the issue but they haven't replied to me yet - I cannot test it as I avoid Realtek like a plague wherever I can.
    I read that thread and indeed it looks like a kernel issue.

    Nonetheless, on the premises that I won't change my hardware and that SUSE 13.1 can't work with kernel < 3.10, this is also a SUSE 13.1 issue.

    A.Y.

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    Default Re: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    On Mon 17 Mar 2014 02:16:01 PM CDT, amyekut wrote:


    Miuku;2630955 Wrote:
    > The same issue that practically every distribution has with the
    > Realtek driver.
    >
    > https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60713
    >
    > It's a Kernel issue and not specific to openSUSE. I tried helping
    > someone else with the issue but they haven't replied to me yet - I
    > cannot test it as I avoid Realtek like a plague wherever I can.


    I read that thread and indeed it looks like a kernel issue.

    Nonetheless, on the premises that I won't change my hardware and that
    SUSE 13.1 can't work with kernel < 3.10, this is also a SUSE 13.1 issue.


    A.Y.


    Hi
    One question, why the non standard kernel? But since user lwfinger is
    one of the driver authors, maybe he will offer some further insight? I
    do note there are some module options related to power saving that may
    be appropriate to tweak?

    --
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    openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) GNOME 3.10.1 Kernel 3.11.10-7-desktop
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    Default Re: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    One question, why the non standard kernel?
    Because

    At first "network manager" did not work at all. After upgrading the kernel to latest 3.13 (following a tip) I got wired connection, and could also sign into the WLAN (i.e. router) and get an IP address.

    Despite these positive signs, there was no actual transmission on the WLAN and could not connect to web sites.
    AY

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    Default Re: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    On Mon 17 Mar 2014 04:16:01 PM CDT, amyekut wrote:


    malcolmlewis;2630976 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > One question, why the non standard kernel?


    Because

    > At first "network manager" did not work at all. After upgrading the
    > kernel to latest 3.13 (following a tip) I got wired connection, and
    > could also sign into the WLAN (i.e. router) and get an IP address.
    >
    > Despite these positive signs, there was *no actual transmission on the
    > WLAN and could not connect to web sites.*


    AY


    Hi
    Strange indeed, you might try the 13.1 rescue cd since it's a 'live'
    version and see how the XFCE Desktop fairs with your hardware.

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    openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) GNOME 3.10.1 Kernel 3.11.10-7-desktop
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    Default Re: Wireless connection problems since upgrade from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Strange indeed, you might try the 13.1 rescue cd since it's a 'live'
    version and see how the XFCE Desktop fairs with your hardware.
    I tried the 13.1 rescue cd, with XFCE. Same problem: the networkmanager recognized my wireless router (although it showed an unusually low signal (unlike max signal I get normally)), then tried in vain to connect for some time, then gave up.


    AY

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