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Re: [opensuse] KNetworkManager and connecting to wireless network
  • From: Daniel Bauer <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:40:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <200809201440.46906.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 20 September 2008 14:17:13, skx wrote:
I have troubles connecting to my own router over wifi, every successful
connection requires several retries, sometimes for 15 minutes, which is
annoying. This problem does not occur on Windows (installed on the same
machine, in the same environment) and it also comes and goes on SUSE with
no apparent reason.

I have tried turning essid broadcast on and off, changing the key, channel
and everything else I could think of, but the problem seems to be caused
by openSUSE.

What's the matter and what can I do about it?


I guess you are suffering from the same bug as I do:

I don't know if there is something going on with it, my openSuse 10.3 is up to
date and still it sometimes works somehow or it doesn't work at all...

I realized that there are two different ways Knetworkmanager acts:

- sometimes, after not connecting, it opens a large window asking me for the
WPA password, after clicking ok it fails again and the error message appears
in the upper left of the sreen. Then the next try to connect works.

- sometimes only the error message appears, but on the lower right of the
screen (te window with the password question doesn't appear). Then I can try
and try several times and finally my router doesn't appear in the list of
available wireless anymore. Then I have to reboot (and feel like having a
windows box...). After reboot it works as in the other way mentioned above,
and the 3rd attemt works...


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