I have recently bought a new wireless card. It is one of these:
Edimax EW-7612PIn - 300Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Adapter an Edimax EW-7612Pln.
It is installed, here is the lspci:
Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8172] (rev 10) Subsystem: Edimax Computer Co. Device [1432:7612] Kernel driver in use: rtl819xSE
I got the driver from the openSuse wireless repo, here:
Index of /repositories/driver:/wireless/openSUSE_11.4
I can connect with it, but not use it. If I
ping -c5 bbc.co.uk
It takes a while, and then pings.
I cannot use Firefox, email, zypper etc etc.
I *can *start and use IRC with konversation!!!
When I first got the card I tried to install the driver tarball supplied by the maker (make, install, etc) this was before I was aware of the existence of a repo.
I think I uninstalled that (?) I have no experience of installing/uninstalling drivers this way.
lsmod |grep r8
r8192se_pci 541224 0
I don’t wish to fill this page with entire dmesg or /var/log/message
but I can provise them if they would help.
Whilst trying to get this working, I have noticed that ifup at terminal shows these warnings:
inux-p9sz:~ # ifdown wlan1 wlan1 device: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10) linux-p9sz:~ # ifup wlan1 wlan1 device: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10) wlan1 warning: WPA configured, but is untested wlan1 warning: with this device wlan1 starting wpa_supplicant ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Operation not permitted ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument Starting DHCP4 client on wlan1. . . . wlan1 IP address: 192.168.1.68/24 (linux-p9sz)
Also in dmesg, this:
5301.001543] InitializeAdapter8192SE(): Set MRC settings on as default!! 5301.001545] HW_VAR_MRC: Turn on 1T1R MRC! 5301.157892] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1 5301.157897] InitializeAdapter8192SE(): Set MRC settings on as default!! 5301.157900] HW_VAR_MRC: Turn on 1T1R MRC!
5302.844892] DHCP pkt src port:68, dest port:67!! 5304.014105] RX: IEEE802.1X EAPOL frame! 5304.021710] RX: IEEE802.1X EAPOL frame! 5304.022329] alg name:CCMP 5304.022353] r8192_wx_set_enc_ext() group:0, alg:4, last_pairwise_key_type:0, key_len:16 5304.022963] set_swcam():EntryNo is 4,KeyIndex is 0,KeyType is 4,is_mesh is 0 5304.022981] alg name:TKIP 5304.022997] r8192_wx_set_enc_ext() group:1, alg:2, last_pairwise_key_type:4, key_len:32 5304.023623] set_swcam():EntryNo is 1,KeyIndex is 1,KeyType is 2,is_mesh is 0 5305.020459] SetHwReg8192SE():HW_VAR_AC_PARAM eACI:0:a42b 5305.320929] ====>rx ADDBAREQ from :xx:xx:xx:xx 5305.320944] ====>to send ADDBARSP 5305.850560] DHCP pkt src port:68, dest port:67!! 5305.862099] ====>rx ADDBAREQ from my router mac 5305.862115] ====>to send ADDBARSP
I have tried it with the opensusefirewall switched off.
Can someone assist please?