[Nottingham] Wireless with Suse 9.1 and DWL-520

Michael Leuty mike at leuty.net
Sun Feb 26 22:43:37 GMT 2006

On Sunday 26 February 2006 22:17, vanschoo at speakeasy.net wrote:
> Any ideas what to try?

Hi Nancy, and welcome to the list.

There is a problem with SUSE when you have both a wired and a wireless 
connection set up. Even though your wireless connection may be correctly 
set up, SUSE tries to go through the gateway on the wired interface. The 
following information appears on http://susewiki.org:

"Given the case you have a notebook with integrated WLAN as well as a 
normal network interface card, you cannot just configure both interfaces 
at the same time without running into trouble. However, if you just want 
to use LAN when you plugged in a network cable and use WLAN otherwise, 
then there is a easy solution. Just set both intefaces to startmode on 
cable connection (YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Card -> Advanced -> 
Detailed Settings -> Device Activation). Afterwards your LAN device will 
be the active one when there is a network link available, and your WLAN 
device will be used when this is not the case.

Please note that the on cable connection method does not work with WPA. To 
get it working somehow wit WPA, configure the wired interface with on 
cable connection, and the wireless as manual but mark the user controlled 
field. Now you can control your wireless interface from kinternet - just 
pull out the cable, wait 10 seconds for the wired interface to go down 
(easily monitored with e.g. "gkrellm") and then start the wireless 
interface with kinternet. Not as automatic as the above, but works also 
with WPA."

If that doesn't work then I'm sure there will be someone more 
knowledgeable than me along in a jiffy.  ;-)


Michael Leuty
Nottingham, UK

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