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Thick brick walls was Re: [opensuse] wireless doesn't work in suse 11 RC1
  • From: Tom <tom.axehult@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:54:22 +0200
  • Message-id: <48562A3E.3060104@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
My wlan device is a USB dongle, a Fujitsu-Siemens E5400. It has behaved reasonably well under OS 10.2 and OS 10.3 but not under 11.0RC1.
This dongle is not state of the art but its advantage is that I can control propagation through the thick brick walls in my house by sliding the thing over the lamp above the desktop.

In WXP, 10.2 and 10.3 my desktop is assigned ip 192.168.2.2 from a wlan Dell Wireless 2350 Broadband Router.
In 11.0RC1 I can ping my router, but I cannnot get onto the internet. We see that a secondary
ip assigned, a new HOSTNAME and ifdown/ifup no longer works.

1. Why a new hostname and a new ipaddress ?
2. How do I make the DNS servers 213.163.128.185, 213.142.0.242 the
preferred ones ?


From my shell as root::
Axehult-Fujitsu:/home/taxehult # ifstatus wlan0
wlan0
wlan0 DHCP client (dhcpcd) is running
IPADDR='192.168.2.3'
NETMASK='255.255.255.0'
GATEWAYS='192.168.2.1'
HOSTNAME='new-host-2'
DNSDOMAIN='router'
DNSSERVERS='192.168.2.1'
REBINDTIME='75600'
DHCPCHADDR='00:30:05:61:02:61'
wlan0 is up
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
link/ether 00:30:05:61:02:61 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet 192.168.2.1/24 brd 192.168.2.255 scope global wlan0:Router
inet 192.168.2.3/24 brd 192.168.2.255 scope global secondary wlan0
inet6 fe80::230:5ff:fe61:261/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
wlan0:Router IP address: 192.168.2.1/24
secondary wlan0 IP address: 192.168.2.3/24
Configured routes for interface wlan0:
169.254.0.0 - 255.255.0.0 wlan0
Active routes for interface wlan0:
192.168.2.0/24 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.2.1
169.254.0.0/16 scope link
default via 192.168.2.1
1 of 1 configured routes for interface wlan0 up
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"wireless" Nickname:"Axehult-Fujitsu"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.472 GHz Access Point: 00:90:4B:E2:74:E8
Bit Rate=12 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption key:0850-1564-????-????-????-????-1D [3] Security mode:open
Power Management:off
Link Quality:32/100 Signal level:-75 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


Keen to learn from any response
Tom Axehult
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