SuSE 9.2 Wireless (HiFi) I've tried everything?

SuSE 9.2 Wireless (HiFi) I've tried everything?

Post by yay.. » Tue, 21 Dec 2004 11:54:27



OK.   I need help.  I am trying to get my built in wireless (they call
'em HiFi, I guess) card on my Toshiba notebook to work with SuSE 9.2.
Very Stange, I am hoping its just not compatible.  SuSE sees the
card and my router gives it an IP.  But I can't ping the router.  The
route table looks fine.  Ifcong look fine.  The only thing I see that
is weird is that it says it can't get an IP via DHCP, but it does.

Here is the iwconfig:

ath0      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"VALID_ESSID"  Nickname:"linux"
Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442 GHz  Access Point: XXX VAILID
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:50 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=44/94  Signal level=-51 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:1  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

Here is the ifconfig:

ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr VALID VALID VALID
inet addr:192.168.0.123  Bcast:192.168.0.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::290:96ff:fe5b:7cd4/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
RX packets:446 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2
TX packets:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:143312 (139.9 Kb)  TX bytes:5074 (4.9 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Memory:df1a0000-df1b0000

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:39:C5:F2:D5
inet6 addr: fe80::200:39ff:fec5:f2d5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:9440 (9.2 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xaf00

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
RX packets:936 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:936 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:61716 (60.2 Kb)  TX bytes:61716 (60.2 Kb)

Here is the route table:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
Iface
192.168.0.1     *               255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0
ath0
192.168.0.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0
ath0
link-local      *               255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0
ath0
loopback        *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0
lo
default         192.168.0.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0
ath0

Here's what is does on network restart:

Shutting down network interfaces:
ath0      device: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5211 802.11ab NIC
(rev 01)
ath0      configuration: wlan-id-00:90:96:5b:7c:d4
[1A..done    eth0      device: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
eth0      configuration: eth-id-00:00:39:c5:f2:d5
[1A..doneShutting down service network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
.  .  .  ...done
Hint: you may set mandatory devices in /etc/sysconfig/network/config
Setting up network interfaces:
lo
lo        IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
[1A..done    ath0      device: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5211
802.11ab NIC (rev 01)
ath0      configuration: wlan-id-00:90:96:5b:7c:d4
ath0      warning: using NO encryption
ath0      (DHCP) . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.

eth0      device: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
eth0      configuration: eth-id-00:00:39:c5:f2:d5
eth0      (DHCP) . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.

Setting up service network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
...done
It's a Askey AR5211 802.11ab NIC  using MODULE NAME:   ATH_PCI

 
 
 

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