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#1 2013-02-01 01:39:45

Kiriya
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[SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

Hello everyone.

I've been trying to install Arch on my machine but I'm stuck at the wireless setup. lsusb shows my wireless adapter, a TP-Link TL-WN821N V2, ID 0CF3:1002 (although it's actually a WN821N V1, but the id seems to be the same).
I know I'm supposed to use the carl9170 driver for it. I used modprobe -r for both the arusb_lnx and ar9170usb and rmmod to make sure they are not loaded and then modprobe carl9170. And I still get nothing when I run iwconfig.

I don't know much about Linux and googling hasn't helped much either, so I don't know what else to do. I appreciate any help anyone can give.

Thanks!

Last edited by Kiriya (2013-02-02 10:52:07)

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#2 2013-02-01 02:49:27

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Re: [SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

You need the firmware before you can use that driver.  See here for more info:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drive … 70#caveats

The Arch wiki says the same thing: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wi … p#carl9170

Here is the firmware in the AUR:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/carl9170-fw/

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#3 2013-02-01 07:02:22

Kiriya
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Re: [SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

Thanks for the info, I did not understand that part. I have found these steps to install from the AUR in another forum post,

1. download tarball,
2. unpack tarball to create build directory
3. cd into build directory
4. read the PKGBUILD and any *.install files for malicious or unusual constructs
5. install all dependencies (including build dependencies) listed in the PKGBUIL
6. run makepkg
7. watch package get made
8. sacrifice a small goat
9. namcap
10. pacman -U
11. ???
12. profit!

Since I do not have Internet working and I don't own a long enough Ethernet cable to make a wired connection possible, can I download that into a usb stick and use that during installation?

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#4 2013-02-01 07:57:21

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Re: [SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

Kiriya wrote:

Thanks for the info, I did not understand that part. I have found these steps to install from the AUR in another forum post,

1. download tarball,
2. unpack tarball to create build directory
3. cd into build directory
4. read the PKGBUILD and any *.install files for malicious or unusual constructs
5. install all dependencies (including build dependencies) listed in the PKGBUIL
6. run makepkg
7. watch package get made
8. sacrifice a small goat
9. namcap
10. pacman -U
11. ???
12. profit!

Since I do not have Internet working and I don't own a long enough Ethernet cable to make a wired connection possible, can I download that into a usb stick and use that during installation?

You will need a working internet connection at steps 1, 5, and 6 and whatever you are using to download will have to have tar and makepkg.

Last edited by the sad clown (2013-02-01 07:59:55)


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#5 2013-02-01 08:21:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

Kiriya wrote:

Since I do not have Internet working and I don't own a long enough Ethernet cable to make a wired connection possible, can I download that into a usb stick and use that during installation?

Download the tarball from the AUR and everything from PKGBUILD's source array, unpack tarball, put downloaded sources into unpacked directory. You should be able to makepkg the firmware without internet connection this way.


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#6 2013-02-01 08:30:48

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Re: [SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

kaszak696 wrote:
Kiriya wrote:

Since I do not have Internet working and I don't own a long enough Ethernet cable to make a wired connection possible, can I download that into a usb stick and use that during installation?

Download the tarball from the AUR and everything from PKGBUILD's source array, unpack tarball, put downloaded sources into unpacked directory. You should be able to makepkg the firmware without internet connection this way.

I did it for the op.  He can download it here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B33qmZD … JWZTQ/edit

All you should have to do is tar -xzf that file, cd into the directory, and makepkg -i.

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#7 2013-02-02 10:51:22

Kiriya
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Re: [SOLVED] Arch install, wireless issue

After a few more bumps in the road, I finally have an Arch install with a working wireless connection. Thank you so much for the help.

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