Suse linux 10.1 and WPA2
Posted 13 June 2006 - 02:57 AM
I'm new to Linux and need some help setting up a WLAN. I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M 1437G which uses the InellPRO/wireless 2200bg. All the drivers are installed and configured and the hardware is reconized by Linux. I have been able to set up a WLAN using WEP or WPA but the rest of the machines on the network (Windows XP) are using WPA2 and I would like to continue using it.
Is it possible to confugure this version of Linux to use WPA2 or should I switch to another version of Linux. If it is possible please point me to a page with instructions on how to do this.
Btw I'm running Suse linux 10.1 using the Gnome desktop.
Thank you for the help!
Posted 13 June 2006 - 10:34 AM
I remember reading that WPA2 is supported. However, this was an article with SuSE running KDE and using the Knetwork Maanger. The option was there in the wireless section for either straight WPA or WPA2.
I assume that both the router and the specific NIC on your system support this natively (without any supplemental updates)?
Do the InellPRO/wireless 2200bg drivers support this?
Anyone out there done this?
Posted 13 June 2006 - 08:04 PM
Posted 13 June 2006 - 08:59 PM
When you are at the login window menu screen (to input your username and password), click on the "session" menu and see of KDE is one of the options. If so, choose KDE as the desktop for this boot. If it is not a choice, then you will most likely need to install it.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:05 AM
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:00 PM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:55 PM
As for KDE, they have changed the method of acquiring packages and updates. Likewise, SUSE had a major glitch in YAST when released and it just was broken. Most all is fixed now, but you must do your first update with SMART...and KDE updates have also been moved to SMART. SMART is really quite cool and works great. You MUST NOT install the SMART package with SUSE....you have to use the one from GURU....as he has added all the sources you need, as well. You can download it here for your appropriate backages...get all packages and install:
Then, run SMART. Make sure to go into Channels and mark all boxes, so you get all of the updates. This will also fix most of the broken YAST files.
Please also read this:
If you are having problems with YAST, I should be able to help. It is working fine now....but different than previous versions of SUSE...and due to KDE package up[censored], you must use it with SMART for KDE updates.
As for adding KDE to your new installation, go into YAST>Software Management and select Packages. Go down the list on the right side and add all KDE packages....Make sure you check the Autocheck Dependencies box, so you get everything you need. Then, you can switch to KDE desktop, which I prefer.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:06 PM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:07 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:14 AM
After having tried both I must admit that I prefer the KDE desktop to GNOME.
Do you know of any good articles on networking linux with windows XP? If so please post some links so I can check them out.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:12 AM
I'm sorry but I don't have any experience with Windows and Linux on the same box. I've never run any in that configuration. We have one Windows box here....which my wife uses to play a couple of games...and I use to update the GPS....and use it when I'm walking someone through problems with Windows on the phone. That's about it. Everything else we run is straight Linux. I just use a USB switch to switch between different boxes and the printer....and have a KVM switch so my wife can use the Linux box and the Windows box with the same monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Perhaps Danleff has more of an idea on the dual boot box and networking.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:35 PM
I assume you just want to share some folders and files from another Windows box?
I looked in the SuSE wiki, but this article needs editing and is quite technical.
Let me look at my SuSE installation and see what I find. It's been a little while.
Are the folders in the Windows box marked to share with others on the Network?
BTW, I'm glad you got the WPA2 up and going. All I could find were links relevent to either having both Gnome and KDE installed, during the base installation, or having KDE installed by default. So, the easiest solution for you was to do a re-installation. I too like KDE, but it looks like SuSE has moved away from this in favor of Gnome.
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