Problem with build-in wireless

Hello everyone. After being fed up of Vista’s slowness, I decided to install SUSE. It looks really neat and all, everyone who worked at it did a good job!

But now I’ve a problem. I want to get internet. But how to install it? I know my SSID and WEP-key, but the other things do not make sense at all…

I’ve a Medicom-PC, with a build-in wireless adapter. I’ve a SpeedTouch716 WL modem, with WEP-encryption. I did install the 64-bit version of SUSE.

Sorry if this is a question made many times before, but I really want to know!

Please, help me.

have a look at the stickies in the wireless section,then, if you still have difficulties,post any error messages, etc in the wireless section, where the wireless GURU’s hang out :slight_smile:


Do you have any idea what your wireless chipset is? A name, or anything?

If not, open a shell (aka terminal, command prompt, etc.) and type the following command, followed by the enter key, of course:

/sbin/lspci -v

There will be a decent amount of output. You need to look for one of the entries (I say one, since you probably also have an ethernet port) named “Ethernet controller”. For instance, doing so on my machine gives a lot of output, part of which is:

02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7084
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 22
        Memory at e0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ath_pci
        Kernel modules: ath_pci, ath5k

Notice that it gives the kernel modules being used, the ones it thinks I should use (which will often be the same), and most importantly, my chipset–Atheros AR5212/AR5213. That little bit of info tells me quite a bit, and I can thusly go to madwifi and get my drivers.[/size]