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#1 2013-03-18 23:55:57

jordanemedlock
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WiFi Setup Problems

Hi guys,
I have been in the process of installing Arch Linux for the first time and I can get everything but the WiFi set up.  I have been following the beginners guide, I've set up the Ethernet just fine but I cannot seem to get the WiFi up and running.

lspci | grep -i net

produces:

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 02)
iwconfig

produces:

enp2s0f0  no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.
wifi-menu

produces:

> No such interface: wlan0


I've installed (or think I've installed) wireless_tools, wpa_supplicant, and wpa_actiond

I've tried to install the b43 firmware that corresponds to my device but I don't how well that worked.

Thank you so much if you need anything else please let me know

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#2 2013-03-19 00:17:28

s1ln7m4s7r
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

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#3 2013-03-19 00:52:39

10PinkPanther
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

After installing b43-firmware you have to reboot.Then run 'iwconfig' and wlan0 (or whatever name it is) should show up.
EDIT:If you want to use netcfg you should install dialog.

Last edited by 10PinkPanther (2013-03-19 00:55:44)

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#4 2013-03-19 01:53:43

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

I've installed b43-firmware, rebooted, and and checked iwconfig and the same thing came up. I forgot to mention that I have installed dialog.

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#5 2013-03-19 01:54:59

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Is there anything else I need to do to install b43-firmware other than just going into the folder and typing

makepkg

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#6 2013-03-19 02:06:30

HungGarTiger
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

jordanemedlock wrote:

Is there anything else I need to do to install b43-firmware other than just going into the folder and typing

makepkg

Yes, you have to install the package

sudo pacman -U foo.tar.xz

Go have a look at the AUR wiki when you have time to get familiar with the process


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#7 2013-03-19 02:07:41

jasonwryan
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

jordanemedlock wrote:

Is there anything else I need to do to install b43-firmware other than just going into the folder and typing

makepkg

Only if you want to install the package once it is built...

man makepkg

Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Github

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#8 2013-03-19 02:14:36

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Now I'm getting

sudo pacman -U b43-firmware.tar.gz

produces:

loading packages...
error: missing package metadata in b43-firmware.tar.gz
error: 'b43-firmware.tar.gz': invalid or corrupted package

should I be doing something before or after this

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#9 2013-03-19 02:34:42

s1ln7m4s7r
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

jordanemedlock wrote:

Now I'm getting

sudo pacman -U b43-firmware.tar.gz

produces:

loading packages...
error: missing package metadata in b43-firmware.tar.gz
error: 'b43-firmware.tar.gz': invalid or corrupted package

should I be doing something before or after this

Wrong file, its not the .gz file but the .xz file

the full procedure is:

tar -xvzf b43-firmware.tar.gz
cd b43-firmware
makepkg -s
sudo pacman -U b43-firmware.tar.xz
reboot

Last edited by s1ln7m4s7r (2013-03-19 02:55:39)

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#10 2013-03-19 02:36:34

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Where's that file? Or do I make it?

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#11 2013-03-19 02:40:27

ewaller
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

You told it to install the source tongue  Look in that directory for something that starts with 'b43-firmware' and ends with '.pkg.tar.xz' and use pacman to install that file with the -U


Edit:  BTW, that file (the package file) is the resultant output of a successful makepkg

Last edited by ewaller (2013-03-19 02:43:42)


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#12 2013-03-19 02:41:16

HungGarTiger
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

jordanemedlock wrote:

Where's that file? Or do I make it?

You already made it with

makepkg

use the

ls

command to check the contents of your folders..


All this is very well documented now, head over to the wiki or use the forums search functions. These are very basic tasks that have massive amounts of documentation already.

Also, please read up on Help Vampirism --> http://slash7.com/2006/12/22/vampires/


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#13 2013-03-19 15:52:42

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Ok so I installed that file and restarted and wifi-menu wlp3s0 now gives me what I'm looking for but now it won't connect to any of the networks is there anything I missed?

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#14 2013-03-19 15:55:47

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

 > WPA Authentication/Association Failed 

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#15 2013-03-19 16:15:25

ewaller
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

As a sanity check (and to ensure things are really functioning), what is the output of iw wlp3s0 scan  when run as root.
Please verify you have wpa_supplicant installed.


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#16 2013-03-19 16:17:31

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

I'm getting that iw doesn't exist

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#17 2013-03-19 17:09:31

s1ln7m4s7r
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Install these extra pakages:

pacman -S wireless_tools wpa_supplicant

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#18 2013-03-19 17:17:38

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

So I've installed it and its outputting a list of all of the nearby networks and they appear to be correct.  Now I'm looking at how to connect manually using iwconfig.

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#19 2013-03-19 19:47:22

Kopkins
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Try

sudo wifi-menu

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#20 2013-03-19 20:02:04

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

I've ran

 sudo wifi-menu wlp3s0 

and it runs fine but gives me a message at the end saying that it failed to connect. I've been trying to connect to an unsecured network

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#21 2013-03-19 20:11:20

Kopkins
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Try stopping dhcp first

sudo systemctl stop dhcpcd
sudo wifi-menu

EDIT: Try writing your own profile for netcfg. Here's the wiki page https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Netcfg

The example configs are in /etc/network.d/examples

I'm guessing you would use the wireless-open as your example.

Then try connecting using netcfg

netcfg <your_network>

Last edited by Kopkins (2013-03-19 20:18:51)

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#22 2013-03-19 20:17:19

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

I'll try that.  I have awesome and gnome set up why?

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#23 2013-03-19 20:19:33

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Didn't work :-( same message.

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#24 2013-03-19 20:20:17

Kopkins
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

Just curious. I had an arch install a few weeks ago that wouldn't connect by any method other than WICD. But only if no other network managers were running.
I had to stop NetworkManager netcfg and dhcpcd and then run wicd to connect.

Thread is here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=158863

look at my above post again too.

Best of luck

Last edited by Kopkins (2013-03-19 20:21:39)

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#25 2013-03-20 01:57:44

jordanemedlock
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Re: WiFi Setup Problems

I would like to test wicd to see if it works but i can't install it with pacman its giving me the error

error: rfkill: signature from "Gaetan Bisson <gaetan.bisson@normalesup.org>" is invalid
error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

I've done everything that any other forum post has specified including setting every

SigLevel = TrustAll

then updating pacman with

sudo pacman -Syyu

and I've ran

sudo pacman-key --init --populate archlinux

I also tried downloading it from the AUR site and installing it from the PGKBUILD

Any pointers?

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