Hi; I am new to linux… but am trying.
I have an Dell Inspiron 8000 with only OpenSuse 11.1. I installed via Live CD without issue. The D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 PCMCIA card has worked twice. After the initial install I stuck it in the slot and presto… interneto. It later stopped.
I thought at first it was the knetworkmanager. So I used Yast to uninstall and reinstall. This did not seem to help.
So, I followed the following instructions:
The WLAN worked for until I rebooted.
KnetworkManager shows wlan0, but I cannot connect to my own network.
YaST => Hardware => Hardware Information => Wireless LAN reports an entry for "D-link DWL G650 (Rev B3.B5) Wireless cardbus adapter
The Kernal driver entry is: ath5k.
I reviewed: “dmesg | grep firmware”
This returned no messages about the Wireless.
I ran: /usr/sbin/iwconfig wlan0
Results as follows:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:“dpw”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
It’s as if the wireless radio isn’t turned on… but the knetworkmanager has my encryption key and network information.
I poked around my bootlog via Yast and found this:
<6>e100 0000:08:04.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKD] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
<6>e100 0000:08:04.0: PME# disabled
<6>e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xf8fff000, irq 10, MAC addr 00:20:e0:63:7f:30
<6>ath5k_pci 0000:09:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
<6>ath5k_pci 0000:09:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKD] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
<6>ath5k_pci 0000:09:00.0: registered as ‘phy0’
<7>phy0: Selected rate control algorithm ‘pid’
<6>ath5k phy0: Atheros AR5213 chip found (MAC: 0x56, PHY: 0x41)
<4>ath_hal: module license ‘Proprietary’ taints kernel.
<6>ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
Not sure what to make of it - although the part about “taints kernel” doesn’t sound good.
If this is something simple like I’ve seen in the stickies… like turning on my radio, I don’t know the command to do that… so please be explicit.
Thanks so much for the guidance.