Zane Vandiver wrote:
> I have tried everything I can think of, and I still cannot get this to
> I have scoured this and other newsgroups looking for help and insight. I
> have followed the troubleshooting section of the SuSE support database
> article about PCMCIA wireless cards. Nothing gets this working.
> Can someone who does have it working post step-by-step instructions for
> Just for the record the output of iwconfig is:
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth0 no wireless extensions.
> sit0 no wireless extensions.
> eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"Prism I"
> Mode:Managed Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate:11Mb/s
> Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
> Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
> Encryption keyff
> Power Managementff
> Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:-68 dBm Noise level:-122 dBm
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> I have tried setting the ESSID in YAST, but it doesn't seen to stick.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A follow-up on my progress:
I finally got this card to work with help from mnain at the linux-laptop
forum at LinuxQuestions.org and Ralph Sanford at the suse-linux-e mailing
In YAST I configured the card as wireless, but not pcmcia. This allowed me
to set the kernel module as orinoco_cs. YAST named the card as eth1. I
modified the /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1 file as follows:
The hotplug option prevents the system from initializing the network
connection before the pcmcia service is started.
After booting, I issue the followin commands as root:
ifconfig eth1 up
At that point everything is up and running.
The box said "Install Windows98 or better", so I installed SuSE Linux.