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Help diagnosing a (faulty?) wlan card

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I'm using a Panasonic Let's Note (= Touchbook) laptop, model CF-Y2, running openSUSE 11.2 / KDE 4.4. A few days ago, I started experiencing problems with my network connection, and I'd like to find out whether this has to do with the internal wlan possibly being defect. I've done a couple of things, but please do leave a comment in case something comes to your mind that might be of help for me ... MY "DIAGNOSIS" SO FAR Problem: Can't get a connection to my home network. Instead prompted for password. Could be a lot of reasons, but: 1. The network is up and running fine (works from other Laptop "Laptop2"). 2. I can not only not connect to the internet, but neither to my printer (connects via wlan, see info below). 3. The network password is fine (I'm using it on Laptop 2, so I'm sure I'm not mistyping something.) I got some relevant info below: IWCONFIG Code: ~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig lo        no wireless extensions. eth0      no wireless extensions. eth1      unassociated  ESSID:off/any            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           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 eth2      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"LA_TOUR_VIEILLE_G"  Nickname:"HERMES I"           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:1D:73:69:AE:1F            Bit Rate:11 Mb/s  Sensitivity:1/3            Retry limit:4  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off           Power Management:off           Link Quality=26/92  Signal level=-54 dBm  Noise level=-80 dBm           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:77           Tx excessive retries:57  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0 DMEGS | TAIL Code: ~> dmesg | tail [64188.349529] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [64188.349543] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk [64188.984053] ipw2200: Failed to send SSID: Command timed out. [64245.021404] ipw2200: Firmware error detected.  Restarting. [64245.568121] SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth1 SRC=192.168.11.3 DST=202.51.8.106 LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=34035 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=53122 DPT=80 WINDOW=997 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A00F3EED85F978449) [64245.720104] SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth1 SRC=192.168.11.3 DST=202.51.8.106 LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=44959 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=53123 DPT=80 WINDOW=809 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A00F3EEFE5F97844E) [64245.748093] SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth1 SRC=192.168.11.3 DST=202.51.8.106 LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=48185 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=53121 DPT=80 WINDOW=1002 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A00F3EF055F9787BC) [64248.256106] SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth1 SRC=192.168.11.3 DST=118.155.230.112 LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=53259 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=49977 DPT=80 WINDOW=273 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A00F3F17810AC02C8) [64248.264048] SFW2-OUT-ERROR IN= OUT=eth1 SRC=192.168.11.3 DST=118.155.230.112 LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=31657 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=49978 DPT=80 WINDOW=318 RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (0101080A00F3F17A10AC02D4) [66768.990649] scim-launcher[1951]: segfault at 0 ip (null) sp bf876e2c error 4 in scim-launcher[8048000+4000] BACKGROUND DATA Internal WLAN Card: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05) Home network setup: fiber cable router access ip / default gateway: 192.168.0.1 wireless base station access ip: 192.168.0.2 computer ip's assigned automatically through dhcp (from range: 192.168.11.2 to 192.168.11.64; i think traditionally Laptop 1 tends to be 192.168.11.4 and Laptop 2 tends to be 192.168.11.3; the printer is set manually to 192.168.11.8) (Distributions)