Re: No Wi-Fi
- From: Bruce in Bangkok <decypher_signature@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:32:57 +0700
On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 02:24:29 GMT, Unruh <unruh-spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce in Bangkok <decypher_signature@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:O.K. On my installation trying lsusb as a user returns "no such
On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 17:14:20 GMT, Unruh <unruh-spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce in Bangkok <decypher_signature@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:I did and got "no such command"
On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 22:07:52 +1100, Polly the Parrot
On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 07:53:25 +0700 Bruce in Bangkok
I am using open Suse 11.0 on a Dell laptop.
When at home, in Bangkok, using a DSL router/modem I have no problem
connecting to the I-net. However, when I am in Phuket there is only a
WiFi net connection available and as the WiFi receiver I use is
external and uses its own driver I cannot connect.
Bruce, I have a similar problem (well, perhaps not quite).
I use an internal WiFi card on my Dell Precision M70 crap top brick.
Could connect ok to WiFi at BKK airport lounges, but in the TG lounge at
Dhaka no luck, when all the dorks around me using Windows could get on.
Happens there every time.
I use Suse 10.3.
In another strange case, I connect to BiGPond WiFi in Australia at BigPond
hot spots ($$) and sign in ok; trying to get my email from BigPond I get a
"cannot connect" message, yet Google is ok for POP & SMTP, and I can browse
the web. This is a constant issue.
No such problem using a free BigPond connection in Qantas lounges in
Oz. Nor my wireless at home.
If you find the answer to your problem, do you mind posting?
(PS Have I bumped into you in Sukumvit at all?)
I doubt that you have run into me on Sukhumvit as I pretty much stay
at home and play with the grand kids when I'm in Bangkok (I used to
run up and down Sukhumvit but my wife put a stop to that sort of games
when we got married :-)
My computer is a DELL INSPIRON 6000 and has a built in WiFi which
works well on shore - limited range though. The problem is, I believe,
that as the lounge on the boat is below the water line and the top of
the table is just about at sea level the built in won't connect (I
can't blame it). With windows I use a D-Link receiver/transmitter with
a built in amplifier about 20 feet up the mast connected to the
computer with a standard USB cable. But Suse won't even recognize that
there is an additional USB device connected, to say nothing of telling
me what it is.... or I'm doing things wrong, which is very possible.
As root do
and see if the device is seen.
Then tell us what it is seen as.
I have no idea if a usb wireless card is supported.
Otherwise install usbutils
command" but switching to SU it works. So now I can see the wi-fi
Next is to locate a driver. D-Link has a "delta" driver that they say
will probably work and I downloaded the source code. Now all I need to
do is install the compiler and dependencies, which of course I can't
do here as I have no communication from Linux.
Most probably I will wait until I get back home to install it as I can
then connect through my house LAN, get the goods and install the
drivers and then test the wi-fi.
My alternate plan is to use ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers but am
not sure whether this is the best possible solution.
Can anyone say, for certain, whether native Linux drivers are better
or worse then a ndiswrapped windows driver? Or no difference?
(correct Address is bpaige125atgmaildotcom)
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