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i just install arch linux yesterday.
And I have an issue with the wireless connection.
I can see wireless connections, when i click on thet networkmanager,
But i cannot connect. If I remove WPA or any security from the wireless connection(from my wifi router) I can connect to wireless network without any issue. But when there is any security is involved to the connection it does not connect.
Please tell me how to connect to wireless. I've been using debian for a long time, but there was no any issue with this connectiong thing.
I am new to arch linux.
Appreciate your help on this.
I'm using wpa2 and have wpa_supplicant installed. wpa_supplicant comes with a configurationfile wpa_supplicant.conf which has to be configured with ssid and psk. Now I'm using Slackware, but once I've tried Arch on both of my laptops I used wpa_supplicant without any problems.
where -D -i and -c are driver, interface and path to the config-file. If it doesn't work you'll get some errormessages which may be helpful. You can use the iwconfig command in order to check (in another terminal while wpa_supplicant is running) if you're now connected.
BTW: the psk in your wpa_supplicant.conf file has to be quoted, here an example of my computer
samsung:~# cat /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# Wildcard match for SSID (plaintext APs only). This example select any
# open AP regardless of its SSID.
# wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.confLine 562: Invalid PSK '24ampitiya'.
Line 562: failed to parse psk '24ampitiya'.
Line 564: WPA-PSK accepted for key management, but no PSK configured.
Line 564: failed to parse network block.
Failed to read or parse configuration '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'.
lo no wireless extensions.
wlan0 Ralink STA ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality=100/100 Signal level:-43 dBm Noise level:-115 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
i even tried netcfg,
/etc/network.d/home file looks,
and if this doesn't help, we'll have to check the kernelmodules.
Originally Posted by amilauduwerella
Kernel driver in use: rt2860
Kernel modules: rt2800pci, rt2860sta
you may use lsmod in order to check which modules are loaded. As you know you can load and unload modules with modprobe and rmmod. Yet it seems your wireless adapter is using the rt2860 module. maybe you get it working with the other module rt2800pci. Check also that not both modules are loaded!