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    Default 12.3 and need WPA support for wireless access

    Hi!

    Got an older laptop a Gateway 450ROG running opensuse 12.3 running on it and it also has wifi built into it. Problem is that I can't seem to find the selection to use WPA security. WEP is there but don't want to use that. So, is there a package I'm missing or some update?

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    Default Re: 12.3 and need WPA support for wireless access

    On 05/21/2014 04:06 PM, svetter88 wrote:
    >
    > Hi!
    >
    > Got an older laptop a Gateway 450ROG running opensuse 12.3 running on it
    > and it also has wifi built into it. Problem is that I can't seem to find
    > the selection to use WPA security. WEP is there but don't want to use
    > that. So, is there a package I'm missing or some update?


    Is it possible that the adapter on that computer does not handle WPA? The
    packages needed to handle WPA are not different that those for WEP.

    Please post the output of the following:

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nn
    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan


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    Default Re: 12.3 and need WPA support for wireless access

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 05/21/2014 04:06 PM, svetter88 wrote:
    >
    > Hi!
    >
    > Got an older laptop a Gateway 450ROG running opensuse 12.3 running on it
    > and it also has wifi built into it. Problem is that I can't seem to find
    > the selection to use WPA security. WEP is there but don't want to use
    > that. So, is there a package I'm missing or some update?


    Is it possible that the adapter on that computer does not handle WPA? The
    packages needed to handle WPA are not different that those for WEP.

    Please post the output of the following:

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nn
    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    Did not know that about the adapters supporting different types. Learn something every day.

    Here is the results:

    scott@linux-lzks:~> sudo /sbin/lspci -nn
    root's password:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3340] (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller [8086:3341] (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 83)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV200/M7 [Mobility Radeon 7500] [1002:4c57]
    02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac50] (rev 01)
    02:05.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev aa)
    02:05.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev aa)
    02:05.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0552] (rev 02)
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller [8086:103d] (rev 83)
    scott@linux-lzks:~>




    scott@linux-lzks:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth1 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 4C:60E:EB:97:0F
    Channel:11
    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
    Quality=70/70 Signal level=-34 dBm
    Encryption keyn
    ESSID:"DLV6"
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Mode:Master
    Extra:tsf=000000007b7d9884
    Extra: Last beacon: 144ms ago
    IE: Unknown: 0004444C5636
    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
    IE: Unknown: 03010B
    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
    Group Cipher : CCMP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101060003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
    IE: Unknown: 2D1A4C101BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C334C101BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    IE: Unknown: 3D160B080800000000000000000000000000000000000000
    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C340B080800000000000000000000000000000000000000
    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
    IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010020000000
    IE: Unknown: DD820050F204104A000110104400010210570001001041000100103B00010310470010565AA94967C14C0EAA8FF349E6F59311102100074E6574676561721023000744474E3335303010240004313233341042000D32424A343235423930303144451054000800060050F20400011011000744474E33353030100800020084103C000103

    scott@linux-lzks:~>

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    Default Re: 12.3 and need WPA support for wireless access

    On 05/21/2014 04:46 PM, svetter88 wrote:
    >
    > lwfinger;2644671 Wrote:
    >> On 05/21/2014 04:06 PM, svetter88 wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Hi!
    >>>
    >>> Got an older laptop a Gateway 450ROG running opensuse 12.3 running on

    >> it
    >>> and it also has wifi built into it. Problem is that I can't seem to

    >> find
    >>> the selection to use WPA security. WEP is there but don't want to use
    >>> that. So, is there a package I'm missing or some update?

    >>
    >> Is it possible that the adapter on that computer does not handle WPA?
    >> The
    >> packages needed to handle WPA are not different that those for WEP.
    >>
    >> Please post the output of the following:
    >>
    >>>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > >

    > > /sbin/lspci -nn
    > > sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    > >

    > --------------------
    >>>

    >
    > Did not know that about the adapters supporting different types. Learn
    > something every day.
    >
    > Here is the results:
    >
    > scott@linux-lzks:~> sudo /sbin/lspci -nn
    > root's password:
    > 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O
    > Controller [8086:3340] (rev 03)
    > 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP
    > Controller [8086:3341] (rev 03)
    > 00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 03)
    > 00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 03)
    > 00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 03)
    > 00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 03)
    > 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
    > [8086:2448] (rev 83)
    > 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC
    > Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 03)
    > 00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE
    > Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 03)
    > 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 03)
    > 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation
    > 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5]
    > (rev 03)
    > 00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 03)
    > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    > [AMD/ATI] RV200/M7 [Mobility Radeon 7500] [1002:4c57]
    > 02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
    > Controller [104c:ac50] (rev 01)
    > 02:05.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev
    > aa)
    > 02:05.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev
    > aa)
    > 02:05.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394
    > Controller [1180:0552] (rev 02)
    > 02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE
    > (MOB) Ethernet Controller [8086:103d] (rev 83)
    > scott@linux-lzks:~>
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > scott@linux-lzks:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    > lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
    >
    > eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
    >
    > eth1 Scan completed :
    > Cell 01 - Address: 4C:60E:EB:97:0F
    > Channel:11
    > Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
    > Quality=70/70 Signal level=-34 dBm
    > Encryption keyn
    > ESSID:"DLV6"
    > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    > 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    > Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    > Mode:Master
    > Extra:tsf=000000007b7d9884
    > Extra: Last beacon: 144ms ago
    > IE: Unknown: 0004444C5636
    > IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
    > IE: Unknown: 03010B
    > IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
    > Group Cipher : CCMP
    > Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
    > Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    > IE: Unknown: 2A0100
    > IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
    > IE: Unknown:
    > DD180050F2020101060003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
    > IE: Unknown:
    > 2D1A4C101BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    > IE: Unknown:
    > DD1E00904C334C101BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    > IE: Unknown:
    > 3D160B080800000000000000000000000000000000000000
    > IE: Unknown:
    > DD1A00904C340B080800000000000000000000000000000000000000
    > IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
    > IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010020000000
    > IE: Unknown:
    > DD820050F204104A000110104400010210570001001041000100103B00010310470010565AA94967C14C0EAA8FF349E6F59311102100074E6574676561721023000744474E3335303010240004313233341042000D32424A343235423930303144451054000800060050F20400011011000744474E33353030100800020084103C000103


    I do not see your wifi device in the PCI scan. Try the command 'lsusb'. If the
    command is not known, then 'sudo zypper in usbutils'

    The firmware on the wifi device needs to be able to handle the encryption. If
    yours was created before WPA was developed, then it would not work. Your AP uses
    WPA2, and it may also be that the wifi adapter can only handle WPA1.



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    Default Re: 12.3 and need WPA support for wireless access

    And please use CODE tags around your computer texts. It is the # button in the tool bar of the post editor.
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    Default Re: 12.3 and need WPA support for wireless access

    From what I've seen on all openSUSE currently and going back <many> versions (at least to 12.1, I'd have to think harder or verify whether still true for 11.x),

    If a network adapter is detected, the utility wpa_supplicant is always installed regardless whether a wireless adapter is detected or not.

    wpa_supplicant is the foundation utility all Linux wireless network managers use (AFAIK) for all functionality related to connecting to, and using WPA and WPA2 networks.

    wpa_supplicant <does not> support connecting to WEP networks.

    Because wpa_supplicant is the underlying foundation utility, you should be able to invoke and run it from the command line without the usual GUI, eg
    Code:
    wpa_supplicant --help
    If you're connecting to a WEP network I highly recommend using iw
    Because iw is extremely simple and easy to use (even easier than wpa_supplicant), I prefer to use it to connect to public wireless networks (no password) as well.

    If your question is actually about using Network Manager to connect to a wireless network, then you need to state that and also identify the Desktop you are using.

    Also, as the wireless client you cannot determine what security to use when connecting to a wireless network. The Access Point's configuration determines what type of security and what are the connection requirements.

    TSU

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