12.3 Not connecting to network

Hi all. I am having an issue with Suse at the moment. It seems to be having issues connecting to any wireless networks. It locates the network and starts to connect. It gets to the “configuring interface” part then it just fails to connect. It will continue to try indefinitely and I don’t know why. My home network doesn’t have an security on it (we live out in the country) so I should be able to just connect. However, it’s not :C I am using the iwlwifi driver if that helps.

Had it worked OK previously?

On 03/29/2013 12:36 AM, Scozzar wrote:
>
> Hi all. I am having an issue with Suse at the moment. It seems to be
> having issues connecting to any wireless networks. It locates the
> network and starts to connect. It gets to the “configuring interface”
> part then it just fails to connect. It will continue to try
> indefinitely and I don’t know why. My home network doesn’t have an
> security on it (we live out in the country) so I should be able to just
> connect. However, it’s not :C I am using the iwlwifi driver if that
> helps.

This comment has nothing to do with your connection, but I strongly recommend
that you secure that network even though you are in the country. With a
highly-directional antenna, someone no closer that 1-2 Km could connect to your
network and download child pornography. When the authorities bust the source,
your IP would be shown as the downloader and the police will be accusing you. If
you think that too remote a possibility, it happened in Kansas City, MO two days
ago. The police raided a priest’s house and seized all computers for just that
reason. At this point, it is not known if the culprit was the priest, someone
else in the parish, or someone piggybacking on his unsecured wireless network.

Sorry about the wait, I was gone yesterday.

To answer Caf’s question: Yes it was able to connect to my universities wireless network but after some fiddling it worked. Otherwise it wouldn’t have worked. I believe I had connected (well, tried to) and then had to turn off both the wireless and the networking then restarted those two and it connected, but it did take multiple attempts until it actually connected.

So are we talking multiple AP’s?
As you mention:

  1. Your open network - which you think is OK because your are in the Sticks
  2. A University Network, which would surely have WPA?

Does the said same machine also run windows and will connect OK?

Uhh yes. The machine is running Windows 7 as well and connects effortlessly.

Let us see the result of

/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net