Hi guys, hope you are able to help me with my Wireless connection. i have got a Lenovo ideapad S10e and have recently installed Open Suse 11.4
Wireless is turned on have pressed the switch to turn it on and off several times but will not scan or activate, firmware is installed. the network manager displays network interface as unavailable. and i am unable to select the tick box to enable the wireless.
the following is the results i have found following previous posts
thank you for the quick response.
For some unknown reason, it seems to be working partly. i guess the reboot must have corrected the issue, which i dont understand because i rebooted it several times yesterday.
At least it is able to connect to the AP and is also able to scan.
however i am still unable to connect to the internet, which most likely is a configuration issue.
i have tried to configure it using the kde net mnrg and also the yast2
IEEE 802.11bg ESSID: “BTHOMEHUB-267”
Mode: managed Frequency: 2.44GHz Access Point: 00:1d:68:50:61:6D
bit rate= 54mb/s tx-power=20 dbm
retry long limit:7 rts thr: off fragment thr: off
power managment: off
link quality= 70/70 signal level=-21dbm
rx invalid nwid:0 rx invalid crypt:0 rx invalid frag:0
tx excessive retries:1 invalid misc: 0 missed becon:0
On 04/28/2011 08:06 AM, d3mi55 wrote:
> Thank you for your support, i have managed to get it up and running. the
> problem seems to be with the WEP key,was using the pass phrase, changed
> to Hex and seems to be working fine.
There are 6 ways to convert a WEP pass phrase to a key, and the one used by
Windows does not work with Linux. As has been said many times in this forum,
with WEP you should always use a key.