Problems with wireless connection OpenSUSE 11.3

Hello people.

I’ve just installed openSUSE 11.3 for the first time on a Dell E1505 notebook and am having problems connecting to my home wireless network. Using the Network Manager I’ve been able to find my home network and connect after entering the network password. After a minute or two the wireless network is still shown as active but their is no connection (websites will not load).

I’m completely new to Linux so I have almost no clue what could be causing this. I have tried connecting the notebook hardwired (Ethernet) to the router and get a perfect connection if that information helps any. Any help would be greatly appreciated and any other info needed I can give (again, I’m new to linux so please be specific).

Sorry, wrong thread. I see there is information already posted in the Wireless thread that I overlooked.

Before you proceed, you should connect to your wired connection and update.

There are a couple methods for that:
Command line:
open a command prompt (konsole or gnome-terminal) and type “sudo zypper up -y” then enter your password and go get a tasty beverage, cause it’s going to take a while.

Graphical (these are from the gnome implementation of yast it may be different on KDE):
open yast and select software management
click updgrade all button (if you get conflicts to resolve, never except a downgrade unless you know what you are doing)
Click apply, and wait for it to complete (see above regarding the beverage)

EDIT: WOW it tooke me a while to write that :slight_smile:

Please tell us if You’re using Gnome or KDE and also post the results of these commands here :

cat /etc/resolv.conf
/sbin/route -n

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Best regards,