iwconfig – Wireless Interface configuration utility in Linux


  1. What is the proper way to save these settings for next boot?

  2. i follow these steps in configuring wlan0.but still i cannot connect to the internet.where can i see the wireless icons in opensuse 11.2?

  3. wonderful… i have been trying to connect to wifi in home from last 4 days but to no avail,
    even the service provider’s men didnt knew how to do it… but now its working..
    hats off.. 🙂

  4. Hi, I did try same setting to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (i586).
    but it never assigned IP address by home rooter
    after following 4 steps.

    iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    iwconfig wlan0 essid “ABC-WIFI”
    iwconfig wlan0 key 1111-2222-3333-4444
    iwconfig wlan0 channel auto

    Enterprise Suse wireless setting procedure is same as Open Suse,I supposed

    please give me advise.

  5. sorry,
    IP is assigned as bellow but can not communicate,
    why ?

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0A:79:39:F2:DB
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    RX packets:107 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:34406 (33.5 Kb) TX bytes:33798 (33.0 Kb)

    fmv-biblo:~ # ping
    ping: unknown host

  6. @Tomm

    its probably cause route table problem. imean default gateway adress.
    so try to ping this;


    if you take good response add default gateway
    i assume your router addr: and iw device:wlan0
    fmv-biblo:~ # route add default gw dev wlan0



    sory my english

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