Wireless Configure

I am running Suse 11.1 and it detects my wireles card. I do have a an issue with signal strenght, but I am trying to verify my settings so I can use it. For encryiton key do I enter the value displayed in the output of iwconfig?

I did notice the morning the ecrytion on the output was different from last nights output

Here is the output from several commands

Output from hardware probe

77: udi = ‘/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_168c_13’
pci.vendor_id = 5772 (0x168c)
linux.subsystem = ‘pci’
info.subsystem = ‘pci’
pci.subsys_product_id = 8273 (0x2051)
info.product = ‘Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter’
pci.subsys_product = ‘TRENDnet TEW-443PI Wireless PCI Adapter’
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 5772 (0x168c)
info.udi = ‘/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_168c_13’
pci.device_class = 2 (0x2)
pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
linux.sysfs_path = ‘/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0’
pci.vendor = ‘Atheros Communications Inc.’
info.parent = ‘/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer’
info.vendor = ‘Atheros Communications Inc.’
pci.linux.sysfs_path = ‘/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0’
pci.product = ‘Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter’
info.linux.driver = ‘ath5k_pci’
pci.subsys_vendor = ‘Atheros Communications Inc.’
pci.product_id = 19 (0x13)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)

inux-sfw0:~ # hwinfo --wlan
16: PCI 13.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_168c_13
Unique ID: y9sn.Hpw2bX1iAM4
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:13.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: “Atheros TRENDnet TEW-443PI Wireless PCI Adapter”
Vendor: pci 0x168c “Atheros Communications Inc.”
Device: pci 0x0013 “Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter”
SubVendor: pci 0x168c “Atheros Communications Inc.”
SubDevice: pci 0x2051 “TRENDnet TEW-443PI Wireless PCI Adapter”
Revision: 0x01
Driver: “ath5k_pci”
Driver Modules: “ath5k”
Device File: wlan0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xec100000-0xec10ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 10 (no events)
HW Address: 00:11:6b:62:06:50
Link detected: yes
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.4572.462
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: “pci:v0000168Cd00000013sv0000168Csd00002051bc02sc00i00”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ath5k is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe ath5k”
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

linux-sfw0:~ # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:“FSJ12”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-00 Security mode:open
Power Management: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

You would be better off posting this on the wireless section of the network forum I think mate

Perhaps some frendly mod will move it there for ya

The output for wlan0 from iwconfig looks to be saying that you don’t have any encryption set: Security mode open

Also, it isn’t showing your essid, without that it isn’t gonna connect, try this:

iwconfig wlan0 essid your_essid_name

If you don’t know the name look in your router’s wireless config screen, it may just be called ssid rather than essid