Wireless detected but can't get IP


I have a notebook with 2915ABG wireless network interface. My problem is, using wifi-radar, iwconfig, kWlan it can detect avail able wireless APs but it can’t get an IP with any of it even with the open network.

Below are few results :

linux:~ # iwlist eth1 guest
Setting up wifi connection for
Interface eth1, ESSID: JARINGguest...
eth1      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:0B:86:36:2D:F2
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Quality=61/100  Signal level=-64 dBm
                    Extra: Last beacon: 48ms ago

linux:~ # iwconfig eth1 essid guest key off ap any
linux:~ # dhclient eth1
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:0e:35:68:3b:4d
Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:0e:35:68:3b:4d
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 11
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 11
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

This notebook was installed previously with Slackware 12.1 and it got no problem.

Please help.

Thank you.

Does your connection work when setting the ip & route using ifconig & setting dns manually?

Another option is to set up this connection using YaST > Network Settings.

Have a first try using the ifup (traditional) method found in the Global Options tab and in the overview tab set all the needed settings for your wireless card.

It should not be giving this issue, but to rule it out also temporarily stop the firewall using ’ SuSEfirewall2 off’

hope that helps,

Hi Magic,

Its working now. Thanks for the assist. Seems that only KnetworkManager managed to make my wireless connection works while others (wifi-radar, kwlan) failed.

It SUSE have different ways in configuring network interface compare to other distros?

BTW, I’m new to openSUSE :slight_smile:

Good to hear it’s working now :slight_smile:

There are three ways I know of configuring a network interface in openSUSE;

  1. Manually using ifconfig and iwconfig in a terminal console(this is the spartan way)
  2. using ifup in YaST > Network Devices (select to use it in the Global Options tab).
  3. using Networkmanager through YaST or by using Networkmanagers configuration options (Also select to use it in the Global Options tab in YaST > Network Devices)

& Welcome to openSUSE !!

Hope you enjoy,