Atheros AR928X Can see networks but can't connect

Hi! I just installed OpenSuSE 11.3 x86_64, and as I’m new to OpenSuSE I can’t get my wireless to work. I believe it should work because it worked out of the box in Ubuntu (9.10 and 10.04)

At first I didn’t see any network icon in the notification area, but after some googling figured out to enable NetworkManager instead of ifup. Now there is an icon, and clicking it I can see wireless networks, but when I try to connect it tries for a while, then seems to give up.

/sbin/lspci gives

Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

/sbin/lspci -n gives

168c:002a (rev 01)

/usr/sbin/iwconfig gives

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.432 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan gives

wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1A:1E:2E:8F:C0
                    Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
                    Quality=25/70  Signal level=-85 dBm  
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3920ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000A4F49542D5245534E4554
                    IE: Unknown: 010882840B0C12161824
                    IE: Unknown: 030105
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A4E101BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1605071B000000FF000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C334E101BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3405071B000000FF000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010000000000
          Cell 02 - Address: 8E:0B:FB:10:94:60
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=60/70  Signal level=-50 dBm  
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3432ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000474656D70
                    IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 06020000
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD09001018020011010000

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I have the same problem, but probably the hexadecimal numbers that follows IE Unknown are diferents.

I can connect to a network with Network Manager, but when I am connected I can’t access to any web or any Internet service.

I don’t know what is wrong.

Hmm at least you can connect! :slight_smile: Mine refuses to connect to any networks

I’ve seen in a lot of threads that people have issues with the default atheros driver, and had better luck with the madwifi driver. You might want to give it a shot.