rtl8187 Opensuse 11.3 connectivity issues

I have done a fresh install of the OS and I am having wifi trouble. I am failing in connecting to an access point that Windows works fine with on the same machine. As far as I can tell it is connecting but not getting an IP address via DHCP. when running ifup it says its backgrounding getting an ip address. Any help would be appreciated… thanks

terracide I have done a fresh install of the OS and I am having wifi trouble. I am failing in connecting to an access point that Windows works fine with on the same machine. As far as I can tell it is connecting but not getting an IP address via DHCP. when running ifup it says its backgrounding getting an ip address. Any help would be appreciated… thanks
terracide, if your security key were wrong, you would see this type of thing occur. But, if your driver were wrong, perhaps it would do the same thing. The norm for wireless is to have load the NetworkManager and then use an app like Kwallet, if you use KDE, to maintain your security key. I suggest you tell us more about your hardware setup so that we might determine if you are loading the correct driver. I have a script that can get a lot of information about your setup you could post here. Message #11 has the most recent netinfo script. Message #23 contains another little program called blip, useful after you are on the internet.

netinfo - Read Network & PC Information into a Local Text File

Thank You,

Have you updated the fresh install of 11.3? If not, you are hitting one or both
of the bugs on the distribution media.

Please post the output of the following commands:


/usr/sbin/iwconfig
cat /etc/resolv.conf
sudo /sbin/route -n

The last one will require your root password. It will not echo anything when typed.

lwfinger-- here is console output

linux-c8u4:~ # /usr/sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:1990-3694-414F-6A33-C4EC-3D1C-02
Power Management:off

linux-c8u4:~ # cat /etc/resolv.conf

/etc/resolv.conf file autogenerated by netconfig!

Before you change this file manually, consider to define the

static DNS configuration using the following variables in the

/etc/sysconfig/network/config file:

NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SEARCHLIST

NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SERVERS

NETCONFIG_DNS_FORWARDER

or disable DNS configuration updates via netconfig by setting:

NETCONFIG_DNS_POLICY=’’

See also the netconfig(8) manual page and other documentation.

Note: Manual change of this file disables netconfig too, but

may get lost when this file contains comments or empty lines

only, the netconfig settings are same with settings in this

file and in case of a “netconfig update -f” call.

Please remove (at least) this line when you modify the file!


linux-c8u4:~ # /sbin/route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo

by the way, Im from KCMO and I live in Austin Texas now lol

On 11/07/2010 11:36 AM, terracide wrote:
>
> lwfinger-- here is console output
>
> linux-c8u4:~ # /usr/sbin/iwconfig
> lo no wireless extensions.
>
> eth0 no wireless extensions.
>
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
> Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
>
> Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:1990-3694-414F-6A33-C4EC-3D1C-02
> Power Management:off

Do NOT run as root unless you are specifically asked to do so. You just posted
your security key in a public forum - the whole world might know how to get on
your network, but probably not.

The bottom line is that you have not authenticated or connected to the AP. There
is no DHCP until connection.

Is your encryption WEP or WPA/WPA2? If WEP, you must use the hex key, not a
passphrase. You should be able to get the key by logging into your AP. Windows
is OK with the passphrase, but the “standard” allows two ways to convert the
phrase to a key. Linux uses the other one.

The rest of your output is irrelevant.

On 11/07/2010 12:06 PM, terracide wrote:
>
> by the way, Im from KCMO and I live in Austin Texas now lol

The barbeque is certainly different in Austin.

by the way, Im from KCMO and I live in Austin Texas now lol
terracide, that makes two of us living in Austin. What was that security code again that you are using and what was the name of your network? How strong is your signal there? lol!

Now really, we don’t need any security codes or network names, but your issue seems to be related to not having the right code as lwfinger has suggested. Or, the right code is not going in correctly for some reason.

Thank You,

ok, I converted the passphrase to hex and it worked like a champ… thanks for the heads up guys I appreciate it!

ok, I converted the passphrase to hex and it worked like a champ… thanks for the heads up guys I appreciate it!
terracide that is great news to hear you got it working. I love it when a plan comes together, particularly when the one we are trying to help fixes the problem themselves. Since I see you are a relatively new user here in the openSUSE forums, I normally drop some more info about the forums.

Forum Message Counts:

As you start or answer any message thread here in the openSUSE forums.

Puzzled Penguin 0-49 (new users start with this level)
Student Penguin 50-99
Explorer Penguin 100-249
Busy Penguin 250-499
Parent Penguin 500-999
Wise Penguin 1000-1999
Omniscient Penguin 2000

FYI here are the reputation levels:

As you reward another user for the help they have provided you using
the reputation icon is in the lower left of any message that you read
and looks like a star.

REPUTATION LEVELS:

User is infamous around these parts -99999
User can only hope to improve -50
User has a little shameless behavior in the past -10
User is an unknown quantity at this point 0-9 (new users start with this level)
User is on a distinguished road 10-19
User will become famous soon enough 20-149
User has a spectacular aura about 150-249
User is a jewel in the rough 250-349
User is just really nice 350-449
User is a glorious beacon of light 450-549
User is a name known to all 550-649
User is a splendid one to behold 650-999
User has much to be proud of 1000-1499
User has a brilliant future 1500-1999
User has a reputation beyond repute 2000

Further, I would consider looking at the following link for any additional information about how the openSUSE forums work.

openSUSE Forums FAQ

There is some really good stuff there to look at. If you have something that does not work in forums, this is the stuff to read first.

And, as always, if you have any other PC issues, you just got to post a message here and ask for some help.

Thank You,