OpenSUSE Wireless :: No Automatic Connection With Little Edimax?
Jul 20, 2010
I have just upgraded from 11.2 to 11.3 my Dell Inspiron 5100 with LAN adapter Edimax Ew-7711utn. It was working fine under 11.2, without using Network Manager. The old RT2870 driver was loaded and wpa_supplicant started at boot time. But it does not connect any more automatically with 11.3. The nl80211 almost universal driver seems to be missing, wpa_supplicant is not launched during the boot process, and no connection to the AP is therefore made. I have tried quickly NetworkManager but it is of no help in this case. There is still a long way to go to make it a reliable clever tool. So, back to the ifup method, I can only connect manually with this small script :
I am (was) trying to setup my Edimax EW-7711lN PCI WiFi card. My original post is here, misplaced because my initial issue was the absence of development tools & libs.That was solved but following the tutorial on this site. I know it says Ubuntu, but the method worked for me also on Mandriva and Fedora so I was thinking it would help in openSuse as well.
However, in openSuse I have no networking devices when I look in the list (not even a loopback interface or my onboard Realtek LAN). Could someone maybe help me in doing a proper installation (maybe help me with a change to that tutorial to make it work on openSuse?).
which chipsets are on the PCi and PCie cards, EW7722in and EW-7612PIn, and whether they can be made to run on a linux system. My system is recent (Linux home 220.127.116.11-0.6-default kernel) Do they have the same chipset as EW-7711In, which I notice has explicit linux support? Now this was on the 3/03/2011, and I had given up getting any kind of useful support, but I got a reply today. I hope they wont mind if I quote them:
I was hoping that 11.3 would sort this ongoing problem out for me. It works, it doesn't work so on and so forth! Following the "My wireless doesn't work - a primer on what I should do next page" the first few cmnd line entries were irrelevant. However, here are the results (edited) of the dmesg file.
1.376898] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7717 [ 1.376900] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 1.376902] usb 2-2: Product: 802.11 n WLAN [ 1.376903] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Ralink [ 1.376904] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 1.0
I'm new to Ubuntu so bear with me. I installed 9.10 from a CD and it looks fine and works OK wired. However, my wireless keeps picking up a connection at home via my Linksys router that is not mine and I can't get around it, blacklist it or delete it. No matter what I do it keeps showing back up as an AutoConnection. It is the same type of router as mine but the security is different (I use WPA-Personal and the offender is WEP). How can I permanently blockdisableetc the extra connection? I can't get on my home network until the bad autoconnection is gone. More info: I use an IBM R40 into which I installed a Toshiba mini-PC wireless card. I know it works as I have used it to connect to other wireless networks other than my own. I prefer to leave my router configured as it is due to other users at home and the configs I use for them. I read about WICD if that is a possibility, but actually connecting wirelessly is not the issue.
I have just managed to get my wireless working with Ubuntu Server 10.04. However, I was wandering if anyone knows how to change the auto connection settings? I would either like to tell it which network to connect to (at the moment it automatically connects to the wrong one) or disable automatic connection.
My computer takes a while to connect to my Linksys N router.
It used to connect in a snap of your finger automatically.
Now it does not.
Yes I have tried manual configuration, and double checking the password, ssid, protocols, and security type.
WPA2 personal is the security type.
There are maybe 4 different ways I know how to connect. The most annoying thing is when this box pops up saying to type in a password for the network connection.. and keeps popping up even when everything is right.
All I need is a reliable, easy, and automatic program to connect me to the internet, maybe even before I log into my system.
Linux Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition is my system. Brilliant system.
I bought this Wireless N USB dongle Edimaxx EW-7811Un today and it works fine in Windows. But when I plug it into my Ubuntu Netbook, nothing happens? I'm guessing this is a driver issue and there is a driver available on their website but I have no idea what to do with it as I have never manually installed a Linux driver before. I tried looking up some tutorials but all the methods seem completely different between specific hardware. The driver is available here : [URL]
Since then the wireless on my Ubuntu finds a couple of networks, amongst them my wireless network that I am trying to connect. When I enter the Password (which I enter correctly btw) then it tries to connect, but then stops after about 30 seconds.
I recently bought the Edimax 7781Un wireless modem specifically because it works with Linux. The OS does recognise the device and tries to connect to the router, however it connects and has the two semi-circles going round then it eventually disconnects. I thought it was my wireless device with little signal strength therefore I bought this one. However this one connected once for 20 seconds, 89% strength and disconnects. I booted up win7 and it works fine, so I have put it down to the driver or the OS.
Trying to compile the driver, I am up to the make step after following instruction here. I type make, it does a few things and errors a fair few things, the last line ending in [make] *** [LINUX] Error 2
Another possibility (I think) for this connection problem could be my AMP installation, however I have neither apache, php or mysql running and I still have the problem.I read somewhere that make requires more files, is this true? And if it is, where can I get it without an internet connection on my linuxbox? (I am currently using my brothers w7 computer).
I've currently got the beta of fedora 12 installed, hope to upgrade that once the final release comes out. I'm having so many problems getting wireless to work. I've got a edimax ew-7711utn wireless adaptor. It doesn't work. Really what I want is to take it back and get a wireless card that will work.
Just installed Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and everything seems to be working nicely except I have no networking.
The card does not appear in the Network Settings GUI. The only 3 tabs I have are General, DNS, and Hosts.
A screen grab is attached.
I'm a long time Windows user trying out some of the best Linux creative apps I can find. So, Ubuntu Studio was a no brainer. I checked the manufacturer's site for linux drivers and they are available, but I don't know how current. (Edimax site, not RaLink's site.) I opened the file and it looks like it needs to be compiled and installed to work. Something I know almost nothing about. The card is listed as supported in this forum for Ubuntu 9x but I can't find information about it for 10.04
PS. I have no networking on the system but I can transfer files via USB flash drives if needed.
Some System info:
1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Dell Precision 650
2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset: 03:0c.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
3 ) check interface: robert@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
I am getting trouble with knetwork manager. I created a new connection by scanning and connecting using knetwork manager. But every time connection gets disconnected and ask for password and again it connects.
I have searched and have not found anything specific to my issue. I am currently using NDISWrapper to load the bcmwl15 driver and when it's active it works beautifully.Problem is sometimes at boot, the card doesn't "turn on" and I don't know how else to describe it. The OS does not even detect that the hardware is present. I have disabled wireless hotkey in BIOS. The only way to make the wireless card "active" is to reboot with the wiredconnection to the router. After doing that the wireless card "wakes up" and works awesome.Is there anything I can do to make sure the driver load at boot?mes I get the error that NDISWrapper is not modprobbed when I go to network configuration and if I wish to do i now? I don't know if that has anything to do with the boot sequence. Using the <modprobe ndiswrapper> command as root does nothing permanant
I own an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC. It has an Atheros Communication, Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter. 03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) 03:00.0 0280: 168c:002b (rev 01) I cannot see any SSIDs including my home Verizon FiOS 802.11 G WPA2-AES-TKIP encrypted network. I went to Starbucks to try to connect to their free Wi-Fi and I could not make a connection. How do I solve this problem so that I can connect to a SSID of my choice and make a wireless connection while using GNOME 3?
I recently bought a D-Link DIR-655 router capable of 802.11n operation, upgrading from a DIR-624 router only capable of 802.11g operation. While my overall setup uses wired connections, other people in the house prefer wireless, and the upgrade was undertaken more for a hoped for increase in wireless range, rather than the possibility of increased speed, since the router is located to accommodate the wired connections. However, to test the 802.11n operation I bought a D-Link DWA-130 USB dongle for my now 5-year old laptop, which comes with an otherwise satisfactory 100Mbs ethernet port(eth1) and an 802.11g wireless card(eth0). By checking the dmesg | grep firmware output after I plugged in the dongle I determined that the necessary firmware was rtl8192sfw.bin, which I found on the web, and downloaded into the directory /lib/RTL8192SU.
A subsequent reboot and then YaST > Network Devices > Network Settings showed the device as wlan0, but not configured. I changed the Network Setup Method to ifup (since I can see no way to do a device configuration in Network Manager), and configured the device, and at the same time deleted the configuration for the existing 802.11g wireless card(eth0). I then rebooted, went back into YaST to confirm the wlan0 device was configured and the 802.11g device (eth0) was not, changed the Network Setup Method back to Network Manager, rebooted again. Making sure that the router was set to only transmit/receive using 802.11n I then typed iwlist scan. To my surprise, the output showed first that the supposedly unconfigured eth0 device seemed to be still active, for it found my home network, and claimed that the protocol used was 802.11g. On the other hand, the newly configured wlan0 device produced the message: "Interface doesn't support scanning: Network is down".
First, should I expect iwlist scan to work for a device that shows as unconfigured? And even if it should work, shouldn't it show 802.11n as the protocol, assuming that the router is in fact telling the truth? Is there any independent means to determine if the router is only using 802.11n as it claims? Second, the overall goal is to make the wireless network in the house 802,11n only, and since the dongle is backward compatible with 802.11g, I would expect to permanently unconfigure the eth0 device and use the dongle, both here and on the road. I do not need two wireless connections on my laptopThe laptop is running SuSE 11.2 as of about a month ago. Some relevant(I hope) command line output:siracusa:~ # uname -aLinux siracusa 18.104.22.168-0.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-03-16 21:25:39 +0100 i686 i686 i386 GNU/LinuxUSB Information
siracusa:~ # lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2001:3301 D-Link Corp. [hex]
I just started using OpenSUSE on an old laptop. It seems that I have my graphical problems at least temporarily solved, but I continued to lose my wireless connection after an hour of use. This is an old and well supported chipset (RT2500) and I had never had any issues with it before. I use WPA security, and one kind poster suggested I had a line for using the old "wext" driver in the /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-wlan0 file, and that seems to have sorted it since I have not had any further issues since doing that edit. I eventually found the information on my own:
# Note: This option requires a wpa driver supporting it, like # the 'nl80211' driver used by default since openSUSE 11.3. # When you notice problems with your hardware, please file a
There seem to be a number of people that believe the junk that NetworkManager is buggy.As I believe the opposite, I want to offer more detailed instructions on how to create the initial connection, and how to troubleshoot the process. Once readers of this group have commented on this draft, I plan to ask the moderators to make it a sticky.
This description will be specific to the KDE desktop. The steps will be similar for Gnome, but the details may be different.
Step 1: Do you have a Network Manager applet in the system tray? If not, use YaST => Network Devices => Network Settings. Under the "Global Options" tab, click on the "User Controlled with Network Manager" button. If it is already set, you will get a warning box when "Network Settings" starts.
Step 2: Now you should see the NM applet. Click on it and check the popup. If the "Enable Wireless" checkbox is inactive (gray), there are several possibilities: (1) Your wireless device driver is not loaded, (2) the necessary firmware is not available, or (3) an rfkill switch/button is wrong. For (1), check "hwinfo --network" and check the "Driver" line. If it is blank, then you need to run the command "/sbin/lspci -nn" if the device is connected to a PCI bus, or "lsusb" if a USB device. Post the results on the Wireless forum. For (2), look at the output of "dmesg | grep firmware", which will list the name of the file(s) to be loaded.
For Broadcom devices that use either b43 or b43legacy, the firmware is obtained by using the command "/usr/sbin/install_b43xx_firmware". You will need a wired connection to complete this step. For (3), you will also need a wired connection and install the "rfkill" package using the command "sudo zypper in rfkill". The interrogate the current settings with "/usr/sbin/rfkill list". If any device is "Hard blocked", then wireless will be disabled.
Step 3: Once the "Enable Wireless" checkbox is active, check it and click on "Manage Connections". Choose the Wireless tab and click on Add. Enter the name for this connection. You will probably want to check the "Connect Automatically" box. Next click on the Scan button. If you do not see your Access Point (AP) in the map, you will not be able to get a connection. Click on the AP you want, and click OK. The (E)SSID should be in the SSID box. The other boxes on this screen should be OK as is. If you have several APs with the same SSID, but you wish to restrict the connection to only one of them, then you should enter its MAC address in the BSSID box.
This usage is rare. Next click on the "Wireless Security" tab and enter any encryption secrets. The correct type should have been selected. For WEP encryption, you will need to use the hex key, not a passphrase. Once this is complete, click OK to close this screen, and the configure screen. During this process, a popup should appear offering to use a wallet to store the connection secret. If you use a password on this wallet, you will need to enter that password each time you log in. If you set no password on the wallet, the security level is lowered, but entering a password is avoided.
Step 4: At this point, you will need to disconnect the wire. Whenever the computer can make a hard-wired connection, it will supersede any wireless option. The wireless connection should then occur automatically.
I set up 11.4 in my laptopnd, after updating and downloading the proper firmwareeverytihing runs great. I already configured the wireless network via the standard NetworkManager but the connection never starts automatically. When I boot up it reports all the wireless connections available and also let me connect to hidden networks (mine is not broadcasting so I have to use this option). I had to reconfigure my network options the first time I selected Hidden Networks but it connects fine. Please note I had already selected the "Automatic connection" optionSo the only question is how I configure my equipment so it connects automatically to the already configured network
I've been having problems with connecting to my router with my wireless card. Sometimes knetworkmanager attempts to the connect to my wireless via it's saved profile but it just stays on "Activating" for about 45 seconds then just stops. This only started happening a few days ago, so maybe the new kernel update has something to do with it?
I've tried to debugging the problem myself and have found if I reboot my router knetworkmanager can connect immediately to the wireless router, but also something interesting I found was is I assigned a IP Address and DNS manually on the saved profile it would connect with no problem (No reboot of router required), so it is indicating there is a problem with getting network settings. I've confirmed that the wireless card is not hard or soft blocked through rfkill.
I was using the box standard ath5k driver when this problem started happening and even went as far as a complete reinstall but ironically enough on first boot from a fresh install my wireless could not connect with the problem described above. I've since moved to the compat-wireless drivers but the problem remains.
I checked a couple of logs, one log file of significance was the wpa_suppliment log which was full of these messages: From all my debugging I can only assume that the kernel update is a possible cause for all of this as the problem occurring on first boot of a fresh install sounds like a general bug. I've got all of the requested information about my wireless card below, hope I've got everything:
I am running Debian Squeeze on my net book ( ASUS 1000PE ) with an Atheros wireless nic. It has been running fine for months automatically connecting during boot to my hidden network but all of a sudden no dice.
If I use the Gnome network manager and "connect to a hidden network" and I am all set but when I am at the command prompt ( which is how I have it set to boot to) it is a few more steps. How can I get it to automatically load. I did not have any scripts set up before so I assume it is a service I need to turn back on that was turned off in error.
I have configured a RaLink wireless card to connecto to an 802.1x network. I connect by selecting the network, and the i give the credentials(username/password). How do i configure Debian to automatically connect to this network when a session begins?
I was with SuSe linux time before it became part of Novell. Of course many of my hardware did not work at that time. But the large repository on installation disc attracted me to SuSE. I have been with other version of linux for last few years. With the release of SuSE 11.2, i thought i would just give it a try. I like what i see and would very much like to make a comeback. Except, my wireless usb stick is not working.I got Asus USB-N13 wireless stick. I tried all the article i found how to install wireless card using ndiswrapper or without, but sadly its still not working.
I have a problem getting a wireless connection to appear on OpenSUSE 11.3. I think it's because I don't have the drivers. I used to use Ubuntu, where the drivers just had their own menu, but I'm lost with OpenSUSE. I was told to post the output of dmesg | egrep "ssb|b43" and here it is: