I would agree to that. My AVM Fritz WLAN has to use ndiswrapper and has problems, my Netgear WG111v2 has no problems (but it’s failing after some time, so I can’t use it).
Problem might be KNetworkManager, NeworkManager, Kernel, or whatever, but Hardware/Driver seems to make a difference.
On 01/09/2011 09:36 AM, BuddelBob wrote:
> nrickert;2275354 Wrote:
>>>>> If you are having trouble connecting to a network with a hidden ESSID,
>>> and you
>>> can connect when the ESSID is not hidden, then you have a configuration
>>> problem.> >
>> That’s fine to say. Unfortunately, that isn’t how things worked out
>> in practice.
> I would agree to that. My AVM Fritz WLAN has to use ndiswrapper and has
> problems, my Netgear WG111v2 has no problems (but it’s failing after
> some time, so I can’t use it).
> Problem might be KNetworkManager, NeworkManager, Kernel, or whatever,
> but Hardware/Driver seems to make a difference.
OK, I’ll give in. If your driver does not use mac80211, then you may have
problems connecting to a hidden network. That is the case for all cards that use
ndiswrapper. The WG111v2 uses rtl8187 and mac80211, which is why it is OK.
Please post logs about the failure in the WG111v2 (in a separate thread).
i have the same problem with openSUSE 12.1. with openSUSE 11.4 liveCD doesn’t even work to connect to my hidden SSID.
with 12.1 liveCD, it detects my wireless adapter, i connect to my ssid normally…so i install the system on my hard disk.
when i really use it without the liveCD, knetwork manager doesn’t even open, at all. (on the panel, i mean)
when i open it on my own, and search for wireless networks, i’m not able, as if i had no wireless adapters.
i use a pc wireless G linksys WMP54G.
it’s such a pity, i liked openSUSE and would like to have it as my OS. the only problem is the internet…
I do not know if your problem is that you lack the proper driver. But
just in case it is not the driver I also had a problem recently to
connect to a hidden network in 11.4 and that helped
PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz | KDE
4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom email@example.comGHz | KDE 4.7.3 |
nVidia ION | 3GB Ram
I tested it right now for 11.4 and it worked! i’m using the liveCD right now to answer this thread. Vielen Dank!
after installing to the system, i had a similar issue. the network manager on the panel was an X in red. i had to go on yast > network settings and in “global options” choose “user controlled with networkmanager”. then i did what martin_helm said and the wireless is working so far