Wireless net NOT working with openSUSE 11.3

Hi all,

I have been away for sometime. Just downloaded the brand new SUSE 11.3 and installed on my Dell laptop. I had SUSE 11.2 earlier, working fine with wireless and everything else. I stupidly dashed it and installed the new 11.3. Now I have this problem of wireless card not working. Have been looking up previous mails here and trying many things to get it going but no results. I am now on wired network through the alternative static adapter.

The various data are as below:

Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Hardware: Module Name: iwl3945

YaST2 Settings:
Global Options: Traditional Method with ifup
Activate device: At Boot Time; Firewall Disabled
Statically assigned IP Address:192.168.0.100 ; Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Wireless Device Settings:
Operating Mode: Managed
Authentication Mode: WEP - Open
ESSID & Passpharase: Have been given
Channel: Automatic
Bit Rate: auto
Access Point: Given MAC address of Linksys Wireless Router
Use Power Management: yes (ticked)

Terminal Commands:
rsp@rsplaptop:~> ifconfig
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1C:BF:8B:A3:80
inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

rsp@rsplaptop:~> iwconfig
wlan 0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID: off/any
Mode: Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr : off Fragment thr : off
Power Management : off

rsp@rsplaptop:~> iwlist scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:10:E3:CB:1D
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=66/70 Signal level=-44 dBm
Encryption key : on
ESSID:“randhir”
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=00000002d1313b08
Extra: Last beacon: 1868ms ago
IE: Unknown: 000772616E64686972
IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
IE: Unknown: 030106
IE: Unknown: 2A0100
IE: Unknown: 2F0100
IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
IE: Unknown: DD06001018010001
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

(In addition it gives other neighborhood computers also but their data is not shown here)

rsp@rsplaptop:~> dmesg
[1408.284183] iwl3945 0000:0c:00.0: Failed to get channel info for channel 165 [0]
1408.287623] wlan0: authenticate with 00:13:10:e3:cb:1d (try 1)
1408.289439] wlan0: authenticated
1408.290158] wlan0: associate with 00:13:10:e3:cb:1d (try 1)
1408.293528] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:13:10:e3:cb:1d (capab=0x411 status=12 aid=0)
1408.293536] wlan0: 00:13:10:e3:cb:1d denied association (code=12)
1408.293680] wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:13:10:e3:cb:1d by local choice (reason=3)
(The above lines repeated many times)

Regards,

rsp2

We are several to have issues with the wireless and 11.3. I have the same Wifi card, it works let’s say 1-2 minutes and crashes… I had never an issue with this before (starting with 10.3 on my laptop)

I have seen that you are usinf ifup, did you try with networkmanager ?

Re: Wireless net NOT working with openSUSE 11.3

>I have seen that you are usinf ifup, did you try with networkmanager ?

No not really. Is that helpful?

rsp2

Just give a try with NetworkManger since that is the preferred mode of network connection and management in openSUSE with Wireless networks… You could also give wpa_supplicant a shot - which I was using when NetworkManager broke on 11.2 for some reason…

As I have a similar problem, networkmanager just managed to at least connect and give me some minutes between crashes…

I have compiled the brand new compat-wireless drivers suite, and installed it, but it just gives me some more time between crashes, but didn’t solve the problem (I am using iwlagn (alias iwl4965)).

But as you have the 3945 you could give a try to the last compat-wireless. Download - Linux Wireless

Re: Wireless net NOT working with openSUSE 11.3

Hi All,

Thanks a lot for the help. I have now switched to NetworkManager and the net is now working on wireless. I did load the compat-wireless also. That may have helped also. Everyone by now knows (including the developers - I hope) that the NetworkManager is buggy. Already, a number of bug reports must have been filed. So far it has not crashed. Keeping my fingers crossed, though!

Regards,

rsp2

I installed SUSE 11.3 on my SONY laptop, changed to the network manager and now SUSE 11.3 can’t find it while booting and only allows an emergency login - no GUI.

Prior to this I could not change the panel colour.

And when I wanted to enalble “desktop effects” I was refused with some message about X11 problems.

Can you please explain how this happens - now I have to go back to SUSE 11.2, which actually worked quite well.

You have been in this business for years now - to say wireless might have problems if the SSID ends in a numeric is simply beyond belief.

You people don’t seem to understand that most users want a system that always works.

That is the only reason I keep Windows in dual-boot on my laptop - it does actually find wireless connections and allows you to connect in a simple user friendly way - why can’t you emulate this instead of all the mindless horsing around?

When yo connect to wireless there is usually just an SSID a crypting type and key of some kind - why can’t you pop up a simply menu that allows for just these three things on one page and which will connect on the spot.

How do I delete this totally unecessary Kwallet stuff - most of is just don’t need such nonsense?

What is the matter with you people - do you change things because it seems like a wonderful idea - without bothering to test it properly?

I installed 11.3 on two of my boxes, both with wireless cards. None of them worked out of the box. I have one BCM4311 card and one RT2500 card.

My problem was that I do not use any encryption. If I set up my cards without encryption, aka the “No encryption” choice in yast2, “rcnetwork restart” gives me:


Setting up network interfaces:
wlan0 name: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
wlan0 starting wpa_supplicant
Line 6: WPA-PSK accepted for key management, but no PSK configured.
Line 6: failed to parse network block.
Failed to read or parse configuration ‘/var/run/wpa_supplicant-wlan0.conf’.
wlan0 Starting DHCP4 client. . . . . . . .
wlan0 DHCP4 continues in background

and I never get an address. But if I configure the cards to use WEP without encryption, aka the “WEP-open” choice in yast2, everything works fine.

This and other posts in here lead me to believe that yast2 somehow writes the config files in the wrong way.

Hope this helps someone.

My wireless isn’t working either. It is not detecting other networks. Any help is most appreciated. Thanks.

 # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:B9:6D:39:99  
          inet addr:10.0.1.13  Bcast:10.0.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:b9ff:fe6d:3999/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:24478 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:17639 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:31397859 (29.9 Mb)  TX bytes:2000699 (1.9 Mb)
          Interrupt:21 




# iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down


[QUOTE=7justin7;2194571]My wireless isn’t working either. It is not detecting other networks. Any help is most appreciated. Thanks.

 # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:B9:6D:39:99  
          inet addr:10.0.1.13  Bcast:10.0.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:b9ff:fe6d:3999/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:24478 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:17639 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:31397859 (29.9 Mb)  TX bytes:2000699 (1.9 Mb)
          Interrupt:21 




# iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down


lspci -nnv | grep 14e4
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)




On 07/23/2010 02:36 AM, 7justin7 wrote:
>
> 7justin7;2194571 Wrote:
>> My wireless isn’t working either. It is not detecting other networks.
>> Any help is most appreciated. Thanks.
>>
>>>
> Code:
> --------------------
> > > # ifconfig
> > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:B9:6D:39:99
> > inet addr:10.0.1.13 Bcast:10.0.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
> > inet6 addr: fe80::219:b9ff:fe6d:3999/64 Scope:Link
> > UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> > RX packets:24478 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> > TX packets:17639 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> > collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
> > RX bytes:31397859 (29.9 Mb) TX bytes:2000699 (1.9 Mb)
> > Interrupt:21
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > # iwlist scan
> > lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
> >
> > eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
> >
> > wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Network is down
> >
> >
> > lspci -nnv | grep 14e4
> > 05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
> > 08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

Is your wireless switch is turned on?

If the answer above is yes, the BCM4311 needs firmware. Have you installed it?
You can check with


dmesg | egrep "firmware|b43|ssb"

If the firmware is missing, you should connect to the Internet with your wired
device and do the following:


sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
sudo /sbin/modprobe -r b43
sudo /sbin/modprobe b43
sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

The last command above should return scan data.

firmware update worked perfectly for me… thanks