I tried to install Arch on my Thinkpad T430 for the first time but I cannot work out how to connect to internet via WiFi. I followed step by step the beginner's guide. I can scan the network but after having added the SSID and pswd to wpa_supplicant there was no sign of a connection (failed ping). I maybe should have actived or somewhat this driver: iwl6000, but I don't have any clue how to do this.
How do I connect to WiFi with an Intel N-6205 card?
Last edited by dnx (2013-06-08 19:55:09)
I can scan the network but after having added the SSID and pswd to wpa_supplicant there was no sign of a connection (failed ping).
If you can scan, the card is likely working fine and you should not need additional modules. But can you give more detail about what you are saying about how you connect here? What commands did you actually use? What were their results? What error did ping actually give? Did you run dhcpcd/dhclient?
Here are the commands I type (in order): dhcpcd, iw dev, ip link set wlp3s0 up, wpa_supplicant, ping www.google.com. But I got an unknown host error, I retries to do the wpa_supplicant command but without the -B (background) flag in order to see what he says, it gives me this error message: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qma3kdnnajjs … .14.06.jpg
There's the problem - those commands are out of order. Follow the steps in the wiki - at very least, dhcpcd needs to be run last. Running it as you did it must have given messages that it could not get an address.
In the beginner's guide, they talk about dhcpcd before setting up the wifi, actually the daemon is launched automatically. The commands are in the same order: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be … e#Wireless.
Actually they don't have dhcpcd at all - it is discussed in the previous section for wired connections. In any case, the connection has to be made before you run dhcpcd.
See here for more details: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wi … management
I retried from the start and executed the dhcpcd command as last, and it works. Thank you very much, I have now install Arch on my laptop.