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  Author  Subject: Re: SUSE 9.0 and wireless

Posted on 05-19-2004 01:33 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

Ok, this may be more complicated that what I was expecting. I don't
have any laptops or wireless devices, so I'm not familiar with how
well Linux supports them.

First, see if the wlan0 interface can reach the router. Turn off the
wired interface as before (ifconfig eth0 down). Use "ifconfig wlan0"
to get the IP address of wlan0. Ping that address, and then ping the
router's address. If those work, then your wireless interface can
reach the router.

If those fail, then it looks like you need to do more work to get
Linux to support the wireless interface. I skimmed through the

It looks like you may have to compile a kernel to get Linux to support
wireless devices. Maybe someone who has used wireless devices can
jump in and help you out. I was hoping Linux would treat it just like
an ordinary ethernet interface, but maybe not.


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