I’ve read dozens of articles and help tutorials on how to get my USB dongle (EDIMAX EW-7811Un) working on openSUSE. Before I used to have Ethernet, but now I must use a wifi dongle to connect to my AP.
After reading help articles, I realized that my chipset in that dongle is 8192CU. I found out that in the HCL network section on the wiki, opensuse should support it right out of the box. The problem is in the applet Network Management, I could not click any other tabs other than VPN and wired. Therefore, I read the sticky in this subforum to get my network working.
I know for certain I do not need external firmware since I did not see any errors in dmesg, so I continued to do: sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan which gave me results of my AP. My AP is encrypted with WPA2, so in YaST> network settings I selected DHCP to be automatic and my network managed with a passphrase of my WPA2 code. After hitting OK, an installer for iwp(sp? I forgot what it was) comes up as a mandatory install. I cannot install it since I cannot connect to opensuse servers. I’ve tried every combination, I know I have WPA2 and I use that specific passphrase for it.
In the guide, it says something like: “NetworkManager will use an external program called wpa_supplicant whenever your network is encrypted. Make sure that its package has been installed.” How do I check if I have wpa_supplicant installed already? It came with the driver for my USB dongle.
This is where I’m stuck: http://susepaste.org/images/a5ea58a6.png
Do I need to install the driver for my USB dongle? It says the chipset will work, but if so, I don’t know how to install (it uses the “make” command which is not a command in the terminal). Thanks if you can help me out!