[harry@arch-top ~]$ sudo iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down [harry@arch-top ~]$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up [harry@arch-top ~]$ sudo iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:18:39:E1:86:16 ESSID:"linksys_SES_55381" Mode:Master Channel:6 Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6) Quality=87/100 Signal level=-46 dBm Noise level=-127 dBm Encryption key:on IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s Extra:tsf=0000000352d66ae1
Notes: When I saw that wlan0 was down, I thought that was why I wasn't getting any signal.
Unfortunately for me, although iwlist now displays my network (as you can see), KWiFiManager does not. The closest I got to a working wireless connection was using wicd; however, at the time I was having other problems that prevented me from connecting. And of course, now that those have been dealt with, I have different ones
Alternatively, would someone be willing to walk me through getting things going via netcfg2? I'm not entirely new to Linux, but I'm finding it hard to wrap my head around some of the wireless stuff. I've been happily running Arch64 on my desktop for quite a while now. Both of my systems run KDEmod - this one is 32-bit.
EDIT: sitting here without an internet connection, it occurs to me that I have more than one problem:
1. Neither iwlist nor KWiFiManager will complete a scan without root privileges. Do I need to make "harry" part of a specific group?
2. KWiFiManager doesn't seem to support WPA2, which I need. Any other suggestions?
EDIT #2: this post helps a little. But how to get it to work for roaming?
Last edited by cautha (2008-06-11 03:33:50)
I found a solution
There is a GUI frontend to netcfg2 in a package called "ArchAssistant". I'm not necessarily afraid of CLI apps, but this is definitely a timesaver. I also really didn't want to have to downgrade to WEP, so I'm relieved.
I would recommend ArchAssistant, especially since there seem to be a lot of other interesting uses for it, beyond setting up network profiles. It can be found in AUR, or if you use yaourt, the pacman wrapper -- you should, it's excellent -- it is also available via the archlinuxfr repo. To activate the repo, put
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/i686
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/x86_64
in your pacman.conf (if you have yaourt, of course, you've already done this).
P.S. Do I just have bad luck, or are the forums going downhill? It always seems like I solve my own problems before anyone gets around to helping me