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#1 2013-04-14 20:31:35

ngili
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[SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Hello dear archlinux Forum,

At first, sorry for my english. I have a Toshiba Satellite C850D 119 AMD64 Laptop with a Realtek 8723AE Wireless-Card. I wiped out the previous OS, then i installed many GNU/Linux OSes ;-)

Arch Linux is my favourite and i am trying to add the wireless Functionality. After reading many pages of Information in www.archlinux.org, i am running out of ideas. Please help me.

Here some information:

[rootarch22:02:56] ~ # iwconfig
wlp6s0    IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
         
lo        no wireless extensions.

enp7s0    no wireless extensions.


[rootarch22:26:56] ~ # uname -a
Linux arch 3.8.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 6 07:27:01 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux


I know that there is support for the rtl8723ae in the kernel, but i don't know how to handle this.

Thank you for your help.

ngili

Last edited by ngili (2013-04-15 19:39:11)


Arch Linux x86_64 | AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics | Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter |
Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05) | Toshiba Satellite C870D-119

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#2 2013-04-14 21:13:59

Strike0
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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

ngili wrote:

wlp6s0    IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off

Please specify your question. "wlp6s0" is your wireless interface for the card. Have you tried connecting to a router with it and it does not work?
If you have not, please read a bit here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wi … atic_setup
f you have tried, please specify the error you get and post the output to make it easier to help you.

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#3 2013-04-14 22:06:47

ngili
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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Strike0 wrote:
ngili wrote:

wlp6s0    IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off

Please specify your question. "wlp6s0" is your wireless interface for the card. Have you tried connecting to a router with it and it does not work?
If you have not, please read a bit here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wi … atic_setup
f you have tried, please specify the error you get and post the output to make it easier to help you.

Hallo Strike0,

habe versucht über netctl:


[rootarch23:53:38] ~ # netctl start wireless-wpa
Job for netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service failed. See 'systemctl status netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details.
[rootarch23:57:34] ~ # journalctl -xn
-- Logs begin at mar 2013-02-19 21:32:29 CET, end at dom 2013-04-14 23:57:34 CE
apr 14 23:45:02 arch systemd[1]: Failed to start Networking for netctl profile
-- Subject: Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/li … temd-devel
-- Documentation: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar … talog/be02
--
-- Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service has failed.
--
-- The result is failed.
apr 14 23:45:02 arch systemd[1]: Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service entered fa
apr 14 23:45:02 arch network[866]: Starting network profile 'wireless-wpa'...
apr 14 23:45:02 arch network[866]: The interface of network profile 'wireless-w
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: Starting Networking for netctl profile wireles
-- Subject: Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service has begun with start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/li … temd-devel
--
-- Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service has begun starting up.
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service: main process e
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: Failed to start Networking for netctl profile
-- Subject: Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/li … temd-devel
-- Documentation: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar … talog/be02
--
-- Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service has failed.
--
-- The result is failed.
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service entered fa
apr 14 23:57:34 arch network[900]: Starting network profile 'wireless-wpa'...
apr 14 23:57:34 arch network[900]: The interface of network profile 'wireless-w
[rootarch23:58:13] ~ # netctl status wireless-wpa
netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service - Networking for netctl profile wireless-wpa
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/netctl@.service; static)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since dom 2013-04-14 23:57:34 CEST; 46s ago
     Docs: man:netctl.profile(5)
  Process: 900 ExecStart=/usr/lib/network/network start %I (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: Starting Networking for netctl profile wi.....
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service: main proc...RE
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: Failed to start Networking for netctl pro...a.
apr 14 23:57:34 arch systemd[1]: Unit netctl@wireless\x2dwpa.service enter...te
apr 14 23:57:34 arch network[900]: Starting network profile 'wireless-wpa'...
apr 14 23:57:34 arch network[900]: The interface of network profile 'wirel...up
[rootarch23:58:21] ~ #


Dabei habe ich die Datei in /etc/netctl/example/wireless-wpa:


[rootarch23:58:21] ~ # cat /etc/netctl/wireless-wpa
Description='A simple WPA encrypted wireless connection'
Interface=wlp6s0                                                                             #hier habe ich statt wlan0, wlp6s0 eingetragen
Connection=wireless
Security=wpa

IP=dhcp

ESSID='WLAN-XXXXXXXXX'                                                              #hier steht die ssid, die an meinem Modem/Router auf der Rückseite angebracht ist
# Prepend hexadecimal keys with \"
# If your key starts with ", write it as '""<key>"'
# See also: the section on special quoting rules in netctl.profile(5)
Key='XXXXXXXXXXXXXX'                                                                   #hier habe ich die PSK, die auch hinten am Modem steht, eingetragen
# Uncomment this if your ssid is hidden
#Hidden=yes

Last edited by ngili (2013-04-14 22:15:29)


Arch Linux x86_64 | AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics | Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter |
Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05) | Toshiba Satellite C870D-119

"...wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm..."

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#4 2013-04-14 22:48:35

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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Please use code tags when pasting to the boards
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … s_and_Code


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#5 2013-04-15 15:51:40

teateawhy
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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Try to connect manually:
# ip link set wlp6s0 up
# wifi-menu wlp6s0
Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be … e#Wireless

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#6 2013-04-15 16:01:13

tomk
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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Or really manually smile : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wi … nual_setup

This is by far the best way to debug wireless issues.

Also, this is an English language forum. If you would prefer to seek help through German, try the forum at archlinux.de .

Last edited by tomk (2013-04-15 16:03:37)

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#7 2013-04-15 18:50:39

ngili
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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Hello,

@jasonwryan: Thank you. I hope to be more correct in future.
@teateawhy: Thank you. I will try it now.
@tomk: Thank you. I will try it as soon as possible. I will try to stay here in this Forum, because i think to be in good Hands here;-)


Arch Linux x86_64 | AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics | Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter |
Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05) | Toshiba Satellite C870D-119

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#8 2013-04-15 19:15:53

ngili
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Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

Hello teateawhy,

after this code:

# ip link set wlp6s0 up

nothing happend, but after this code:

# wifi-menu wlp6s0

i could select my Router/Modem wich was configured in:

[rootarch23:58:21] ~ # cat /etc/netctl/wireless-wpa 
Description='A simple WPA encrypted wireless connection'
Interface=wlp6s0       #here i have changed wlan0 with wlp6s0
Connection=wireless
Security=wpa
IP=dhcp
ESSID='WLAN-XXXXXXXXX'    #this is the SSID wich was written on the back of my Router/Modem
# Prepend hexadecimal keys with \"
# If your key starts with ", write it as '""<key>"'
# See also: the section on special quoting rules in netctl.profile(5)
Key='XXXXXXXXXXXXXX'         #this is the number wich was named PSK at the back of my Router too
# Uncomment this if your ssid is hidden
#Hidden=yes

then the state of wlp6s0 changed to UP, see here:

[rootarch20:56:40] ~ # ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: enp7s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
    link/ether 70:54:d2:0b:66:78 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlp6s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DORMANT qlen 1000
    link/ether 24:ec:99:dd:d3:be brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

Arch Linux x86_64 | AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics | Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter |
Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05) | Toshiba Satellite C870D-119

"...wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm..."

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#9 2013-04-15 19:35:54

ngili
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From: Germany BW RNK
Registered: 2013-02-02
Posts: 9

Re: [SOLVED]How to add wireless Function (rtl8723ae) in Toshiba Laptop

ngili wrote:

Hello teateawhy,

after this code:

# ip link set wlp6s0 up

nothing happend, but after this code:

# wifi-menu wlp6s0

i could select my Router/Modem wich was configured in:

[rootarch23:58:21] ~ # cat /etc/netctl/wireless-wpa 
Description='A simple WPA encrypted wireless connection'
Interface=wlp6s0       #here i have changed wlan0 with wlp6s0
Connection=wireless
Security=wpa
IP=dhcp
ESSID='WLAN-XXXXXXXXX'    #this is the SSID wich was written on the back of my Router/Modem
# Prepend hexadecimal keys with \"
# If your key starts with ", write it as '""<key>"'
# See also: the section on special quoting rules in netctl.profile(5)
Key='XXXXXXXXXXXXXX'         #this is the number wich was named PSK at the back of my Router too
# Uncomment this if your ssid is hidden
#Hidden=yes

then the state of wlp6s0 changed to UP, see here:

[rootarch20:56:40] ~ # ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: enp7s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
    link/ether 70:54:d2:0b:66:78 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlp6s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DORMANT qlen 1000
    link/ether 24:ec:99:dd:d3:be brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

Hahahaaa.

thank you all. I switched off my Ethernet cable and i am able to write you this now.

You and Archlinux are great!

Best regards

ngili


Arch Linux x86_64 | AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics | Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter |
Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05) | Toshiba Satellite C870D-119

"...wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm..."

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