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    Network card not detected


    Hi, I've installed openSUSE-13.1 on a Fujitsu computer with N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter TL-WDN3800. I'm new to Linux although I did use Suse desktop about ten years ago. I typed ifconfig in a shell and the following was displayed:

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    lo       Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:6656 (6.5 kb)  TX bytes:6656 (6.5 kb)
    
    wlp2s0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 30:B5:C2:18:A6:98  
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    
    wlp2s0:av Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 30:B5:C2:18:A6:98  
              inet addr:169.254.9.18  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
    I don't know what 'wlp2s0:av' means. I'm assuming 'wlp2s0' is the name of the wireless network card. I don't know if network card has been fully detected, I'm unable to configure it as there is no IP address for the network card.

    Also I ran /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net and the following was displayed:
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    00:19.0  Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit 
    
    Network Connection [8086:1502] (rev 04)
             Subsystem:Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device [1734:11b7]
             Kernel driver in use: e1000e
             Kernel modules: e1000e
    
    02:00.0  Ethernet controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless 
    
    Network Adapter [168c:0030] (rev 01)
             Subsystem:Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:3116]
             Kernel driver in use: ath9k
             Kernel modules: ath9k
    
    03:00.0  Ethernet controller [0200]:Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit 
    
    Network Connection [8086:10d3]
             Subsystem:Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device [1734:1192]
             Kernel driver in use: e1000e
             Kernel modules: e1000e
    What should I do to configure card and connect to network. All help will be greatly appreciated.
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    I don't use SuSE, do you use networkmanager in your distribution? If so, the easiest way to set up wireless is using the network manager gui applet.
    I use Fedora with Xfce, and a default install places the network manager applet in the taskbar.

    A couple years ago systemd-based systems changed from conventional device naming to a "predictible device name" system. I'm sure the SuSE documentation covers the changes.
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    If you want to do this as command line user, you can do this by either running (as root):
    If you want to use DHCP to configure your IP address:
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/dhclient
    If you want to use a static IP address.
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/ifconfig wlp2s0 <ipaddress> netmask <netmask>
    /usr/sbin/route add default gw <gateway address>
    e.g.
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/ifconfig wlp2s0 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0
    /usr/sbin/route add default gw 192.168.1.1
    That will set it up for this session. Let us know if you want to configure DHCP or static IP addresses permanently.
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