[driverloader] can't connect to access point

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Wed Sep 1 11:42:32 EDT 2004


it is possible that the problem is that the 'ifup' tool does not update 
the IP routing table and the DNS resolver configuration file.

To fix this problem in SuSE 9.1, please add the following lines in your 
'/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan1' file :


Then, re-activate your wireless interface with the following commands in 
a root shell :

ifdown wlan1
ifup wlan1

If you require more assistance, please send at support at linuxant.com the 
output of the following commands entered in a root shell while you are 
close to the access point you are trying to connect to.

cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan1
iwlist wlan1 scanning
ifdown wlan1
ifup wlan1
ifconfig -a
ip route
ip addr
cat /etc/resolv.conf
ping www.linuxant.com -I wlan1 -c 5
ping -I wlan1 -c 5
tail -f -n 30 /var/log/messages


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> suse 9.1 kernel 2.6.5-7.104 default
> netgear wg121 all looks good all green lites
> see 3 access point with 90 signal
> when browser comes up it can not resolve dns
> card is shown in yast as wlan0 i changed to wlan1 have a wg 511
> pcmia card it comes up as ath0 and works great
> in yast this card comes up with mac address wlan-id-mac address
> wg121 comes up in yast as wlan1 no mac address
> both cards are set with dhcp
> is this a name server problem?
> dhcp puts in etc/resolv.conf a name server and location in pcmia card
> dhcp leaves  etc/resolv.conf empty in wg121 card any ideas lew
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