I am trying again to lure a friend into openSUSE 11.0. No glittering show so far :(. After having solved a bootproblem (other thread) We now are at the Wifi.
I am writing this at my own system, so things that came to my mind during writing can not be checked at this moment on my friends system, sorry for that.
The Wifi is a Linsys WUSB54G device connected via USB. We use ndiswrapper. The kernel module (ndiswrapper -…pae…) was already installed during installation, We installed ndiswrapper itself from the DVD. Copied the driver files from the XP partition and did
# ndiswrapper -i *.FIX # ndiswrapper -l wusb54g : driver installed device (5041:2234) present (alternate driver : p54usb) #
Now this seems to me that ndiswrapper is doing allright until now, but here is my first question:
Does that p54usb mean that I should use that driver and not ndiswrapper? When yes, is that a product on the DVD repo?
Next step was starting YaST > Network Devices > Network Card. I first switched off IPv6 and choose traditional config with ifup. After restart YaST told me that a ndiswrapper configuration was found, but the module was not loaded, it offered to do the modprobe. Very nice, I had forgotten to do that! The card was now shown in the list of NICs. I configured the card. It will use DHCP, Managed network, it got an ESSID, and a WPA-PSK key.
Ifconfig showed it as UP, but no IP address present. iwconfig gave, among other params, managed, but ESSID=none/any and nothing to be seen about WPA.
Using** iwlist wlan0 scanning **several networks are shown, so it is not dead.
Setting ESSID with iwconfig will still give none/any.
I let **iwevent **run in one terminal and redoing the config with YaST is detected by iwevent as the setting of ESSID but not of any other params and iwconfig still shows ESSID=none/any. Setting ESSID with iwconfig does the same: detected, but gone.
Hope somebody can shed any light on this behaviour.
Thanks in advance.