I decided to change my DSL internet connection to cable and WiFi.
So far so good, and under Windows, the system is very well working.
I use openSuse 11.1 but I can’t establish contact between my computer and the new Wireless N acces point.
I have a Ralink network card, which functions under Windows.
/usr/bin/lsusb gives this result :
bus 001 device 006 ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501 Wireless adapter
dmesg | less gives (amongst others !) - so my card is recognized :
usb 1-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=2573
usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11 bg WLAN
usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Ralink
iwconfig gives this result (ESSID: Acacia is the name of the wireless router that is attached (by means of wires to the ethernet port) to the computer, so this system is not used as wireless
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:“Acacia”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:21:29:77:74:BB
Bit Rate=5.5 Mb/s Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality=72/100 Signal level:-44 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
The wireless access point I bought from the cable company is a D-Link Model DIR-615 which should be capable of IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. I have its MAC ID.
When in YAST, I want to make my computer “hook on” to my D-Link router (my new access point), I go to YAST – Manage Network – Wireless and I want to fill in BSSID, I get stuck.
The system asks for a series of numbers and I do not know where to get these from.
Can anyone help me please ?
Thank you very much,