Trying to set up wireless but these tools don't seem to be present on my installation. How do i install them, a quick look on Google doesn't give me much of a direction.
pacman -S wireless_tools
Thanks i was trying wireless-tools
pacman -Ss wireless would have helped you a lot, as would the pacman man page.
Newbie here, but after searching I think it's worth a post.
I am missing iwconfig and iwlist. I have the most recent versions of wireless_tools and net-tools installed. Yet, in my account and as root I am unable to use them.
I read on the wireless wiki page that in some circumstances iwconfig is unavailable if there is no wireless device, but after using "ifconfig wlan0 up" to create wlan0, still no iwconfig (I have the correct driver installed and listed rc.conf).
Thanks in advance (and let me know if this should have been a new post),
Yes, should have been a new post. Read [url=http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Forum_Etiquette]this/url] for full details on how this forum works.
pacman -Ql wireless_tools will tell you where your missing commands should be - check if they actually exist on your system. If they do, you need to fix your $PATH. If they don't, try reinstalling the package.
Thread now closed.