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I had Windows XP. Recently I installed openSUSE Linux on my other drive. I had access to the internet through a wireless connection in Windows XP. For openSUSE I wanted to configure my wireless network too.

I went to YaST, and scanned the network. It finds my ESSID successfully. In Windows XP, I would enter my password, but there are no options like passphrase/ASCII/decimal for encryption. Also, the device type is grayed out.

If I'm wrong and the password of my network card shouldn't be entered there, then what should I do?

When I type ifconfig in terminal, I get eth0 and eth1.

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the output for iwconfig

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      unassociated  ESSID:"Nikparsa"  Nickname:"nikparsa"
          Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:3335-3421-3638-4343-0000-0000-00   Security mode:restricted
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth1      no wireless extensions.
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What version of openSUSE is it? – choroba Feb 1 '12 at 11:42
suse 10-Thanks Robitza – Nickool Feb 1 '12 at 16:08
I was in a bad mistake my version is 11.1 and I can access internet via lan successfully but not with wireless – Nickool Feb 2 '12 at 7:31
11.1 is not supported either. See I had problems with wireless in 11.2, upgrading to 12.1 resolved them. – choroba Feb 2 '12 at 8:30
what a locky person i am – Nickool Feb 3 '12 at 8:26

Upgrade your system. Versions 10.* were released in 2005 - 2007 and are not supported since 2009.

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I know but I don't have time you mean it is not possible?i don't think so – Nickool Feb 1 '12 at 17:24
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I found my problem myself:D I went to knetworkmanager and it had problem running because in Yast->networkdevices->networksettings I should choose user controlled with knetworkmanager then I went to shell and typed knetworkmanager then I runned it and I choose my wireless device and then I entered the shared key in next steps I enjoy my linux now so much even with lower version choroba:) CHEERS

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Lucky you. But you might still have problems on some networks (e.g. some formats of certificates were not supported) without upgrading. – choroba Feb 3 '12 at 22:58
well I am in home:) and wireless and lan is enough now by the way thank you so much:) I will upgrade it as soon as possible – Nickool Feb 4 '12 at 7:16

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