I’m currently running opensuse 10.3 on an HP laptop with an ipw2200 wireless device. It configured and worked first time when I installed 10.3, but I’m having trouble with 11.0.
I’m testing with the 11.0 live DVD that came with “Linux Format” issue 109. It seems to detect all the hardware correctly, including the wireless device, and I can configure everything thereafter in YAST, but the wireless will not form a connection with my router (using WPA-PSK).
The dmesg output looks OK. The device is started, and recognizes the region etc. There seems to be firmware in /lib/firmware. The eth1 network interface appears in ifconfig and iwconfig etc. The modules are loaded. There is plausible content in the wpa_supplicant config file. Everything I can think of looks OK. The wpa_cli status is just reported as “SCANNING” all the time.
Searching the logs, the only error message I can find is “ipw2200 Failed to send SYSTEM_CONFIG: Already sending a command.”, which appears once. I can’t find what this error message means, or how to avoid it. Has anyone seen this before?
Could this perhaps just a problem with Linux Format’s live DVD? (they cut it down to squeeze on another distro apparently).
I added WIRELESS_AP_SCANMODE=‘2’ to the config last night, and after a quick ifdown/ifup, everything worked perfectly. That’s a great result; thanks again for the pointer.
Good point about the bug: it’s not at all clear what is at fault. When I get a minute, I’ll raise a minor bug and add all the information I have. At least someone else might find it useful then, even if it’s not fixed as such.
Do you mean enabling SSID broadcast? No, as soon as it worked without I was happy, though the folk at Novell have got me trying various tests with iwlist to see what is visible and what isn’t. I’ll add the results of that to the Novell bug.