hey guys, i’m new to suse and am having a problem getting my wireless card to work. when i plug it in, the lights don’t light up on the card and the computer doesn’t recognize that there is a card inserted. /sbin/lspci reads:
Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless interface
/sbin/lspci -n reads:
i ran dmesg | less and the only thing i could find relating to the card was a line that said : pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 1
anybody know how to fix this problem? thanks a bunch!
> hey guys, i’m new to suse and am having a problem getting my wireless
> card to work. when i plug it in, the lights don’t light up on the card
> and the computer doesn’t recognize that there is a card inserted.
> /sbin/lspci reads:
> Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless
> /sbin/lspci -n reads:
> i ran dmesg | less and the only thing i could find relating to the card
> was a line that said : pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 1
> anybody know how to fix this problem? thanks a bunch!
Use ‘dmesg | grep firmware’ to look for missing firmware.
when i ran dmesg | grep firmware, it just went to a new line in the terimnal. the card used to work when i was running xp but ever since i switched over it hasn’t worked.
> when i ran dmesg | grep firmware, it just went to a new line in the
> terimnal. the card used to work when i was running xp but ever since i
> switched over it hasn’t worked.
That means that you are NOT missing firmware. Either your card doesn’t need
any external firmware, or there is no driver for your card.
Read the sticky entitled “Getting your wireless to work” in this forum, and
follow the steps there.
i went into the sytem management and found some packages that supported the acx 111 chip in my card. now dmesg | grep firmware reads
acx: compiled to use 32bit I/O access. I/O timing issues might occur, such as non-working firmware upload. Report them
acx: need to load firmware for acx111 chipset with radio ID 16, please provide via firmware hotplug:
acx: either one file only (<c>ombined firmware image file, radio-specific) or two files (radio-less base image file plus separate <r>adio-specific extension file)
requesting firmware image ‘tiacx111c16’
firmware: requesting tiacx111c16
acx: firmware image ‘tiacx111c16’ was not provided. Check your hotplug scripts
requesting firmware image ‘tiacx111’
firmware: requesting tiacx111
acx: firmware image ‘tiacx111’ was not provided. Check your hotplug scripts
how do i fix this?
> how do i fix this?
Duh - get the right firmware. Google is your friend.
thanks for the links to the site. sorry for all the noob questions, but i just started using suse a week or two ago. i downloaded the firmware and now the light on my wireless card lights up but in network setting it says i still need firmware. what do i do next?
set it up via network manager, right-click the icon & select new connection & follow the instructions. Do not click on connect and save at the end,click on save, then click on the icon & select your network
im still having problems getting the card to read my wireless. /usr/sbin/iwconfig brings back:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b+/g+ ESSID:“STAE8EB61\x00” Nickname:“acx v0.3.37”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off
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
and iwlist scan returns:
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Resource temporarily unavailable
what am i not doing right?
are you using wep or wpa or any encryption at all ? if using wep, do not use passphrase as this can cause problems,use hex. if using wpa make sure it matches exactly what your router has. If all else fails, temporarily turn off any encryption & see if you can connect. If using MAC address filtering,make sure you add to your routers allowed list.Make sure your device is set to external to firewall
i am using wpa personal. i am not getting a box to enter the passphrase anywhere though. i am supposed to do something with the shared key?
when setting up via network manager, you should get something like this
thats what i get but the shared key line is filled with a string of random numbers and letters. if i delete it and fill in my passphrase, as soon as i save it it comes back with the random letters and numbers again
It will do that, it’s encrypting the encryption key for security reasons
so i filled it and its still not doing something. am i totally blind and missing something?
O.K. step by step to checking:
1 ) device has drivers installed
2 ) configure it via YaST - network devices - network settings ( if using 10.3/11.0, 11.1 uses network manager )
3 ) YaST configuration:
a ) global options:- network manager selected
b ) overview :- click on edit to fill in details
b1 ) general:- activate device - at boot time
b2 ) firewall zone :- set to external zone
b3 ) address :- DHCP selected
b4 ) hardware :- correct device driver selected in module name
c ) operating mode :- set to managed
c1 ) networkname (ESSID) set for your router
c2 )authentication mode set to wpa-psk
c3 )key input type set to whatever your router is set to
c4 ) encryption key typed in correctly with no errors
d ) Hostname/dns is set correctly to your routers configuration
e ) routing is left as is.
4 ) Network manager settings:-
a ) right click & select new connection & select device,e.g.wlan0
b ) click on appropriate network & click next
c ) click use wireless security
d ) select wpa personal ( or whichever your router uses )
e ) fill in encryption key details ( EXACTLY what the router has )
f ) click next
g ) click next
h ) Give the connection a name
i ) click save.
5 ) click network manager & select your network to connect
You should now be connected & be able to surf the web