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#1 2013-07-03 12:35:57

psycho_tea_drinker
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How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

I'm doing a install of Arch and I need to setup my WLAN.

So the wiki says:
"After finishing the rest of this installation and rebooting, you can connect to the network with wifi-menu interface_name (where interface_name is the interface of your wireless chipset). "

How do I find out the name of my interface?

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#2 2013-07-03 12:41:16

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

ip link

It should be the one starting with "w".


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#3 2013-07-03 12:48:45

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

Output of ip link gives me 2 bullet points.
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWERUP> ....
2: enpOs3: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> ...

Am I missing something?

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#4 2013-07-03 12:55:56

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

Well, it is possible it's the enxxx one, but that is normally the ethernet device. If you don't have one of those it'll be that one, otherwise I'd check out this page:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless


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#5 2013-07-03 12:56:07

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

Check your chipset (lspci), see if the corresponding kernel module got loaded. Look for dmesg errors. Another way to check device names (from the wiki):

$ ls /sys/class/net

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#6 2013-07-03 13:05:18

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

hokasch wrote:

Check your chipset (lspci), see if the corresponding kernel module got loaded. Look for dmesg errors. Another way to check device names (from the wiki):

$ ls /sys/class/net

How do I check if the kernal module got loaded?

lspci | grep net
> only shows my ethernet controller

lsusb
> does not show it ethier

I forget to mention that it is a USB wifi dongle (Tplink TL-WN722N). And I'm also running within virtualbox - I hope that does not complicate matters?

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#7 2013-07-03 13:12:33

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

psycho_tea_drinker wrote:
hokasch wrote:

Check your chipset (lspci), see if the corresponding kernel module got loaded. Look for dmesg errors. Another way to check device names (from the wiki):

$ ls /sys/class/net

How do I check if the kernal module got loaded?

lspci | grep net
> only shows my ethernet controller

lsusb
> does not show it ethier

I forget to mention that it is a USB wifi dongle (Tplink TL-WN722N). And I'm also running within virtualbox - I hope that does not complicate matters?


Probably. You'll need to make sure that VB guest can see your USB ports. You'll need the VB wiki pages for that though.
I don't use it, so can't help, sorry.

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#8 2013-07-03 13:13:51

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

I forget to mention that it is a USB wifi dongle (Tplink TL-WN722N). And I'm also running within virtualbox - I hope that does not complicate matters?

It changes matters - please mention such things in the original post.

Is the usb device being handed through into the virtual machine (ctrl+home -> usb devices)?  You need it to show up in lsusb, then load the kernel modules if needed. <-- stupidity.. see the reply below.

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#9 2013-07-03 17:03:21

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

Check the Networksection on Virtual box. It creates one virtual NIC by default.
That would be in your case enp0s3.

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#10 2013-07-03 19:21:55

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Re: How do I find out the name of my wireless chipset/interface?

henk wrote:

Check the Networksection on Virtual box. It creates one virtual NIC by default.
That would be in your case enp0s3.

Yes of course, sorry I was being stupid. Sorry.


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