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Old 06-01-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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Question Wireless connectivity issue, Slackware 12.2


Hey guys, I'm a first time user of linux, and I installed Slack 12.2 recently on my Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 laptop. I've gotten everything to work so far, but I've run into an issue with my wireless internet. I can access the internet through eth0 with no issues, but when I try to bring up wlan0, it reports there are no access points. I'm using the 8139too module on an Atheros card, I can provide more info on request as well.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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I can access the internet through eth0 with no issues, but when I try to bring up wlan0, it reports there are no access points.
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I can provide more info on request as well.
please provide more info

what command reports there are no access points?
what did you already configure?
if you followed a guide on the internet, can you say which one?

if you run these commands as root, what is the output (please post it)?:
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
 
Old 06-02-2009, 07:13 AM   #3
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I've followed so many different guides I wouldn't know where to start. Kwifimanager is reporting no access points, dhcpcd wlan0 times out every time.

running

Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
returns

Code:
wlan0     No scan results
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:12 AM   #4
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Hi,

'Configuring your network in Slackware' is a great wiki to use to setup your network.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 06-02-2009, 09:04 AM   #5
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Maybe try using wicd, install it from the /extra directory on the slackware DVD.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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I've run through that guide with no success. I've also looked at several thread on the slackware help forum, and here on LQ. I'll try wicd.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 04:47 PM   #7
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I've run through that guide with no success. I've also looked at several thread on the slackware help forum, and here on LQ. I'll try wicd.
I can't believe that I missed the use of the driver in your original post. The '8139too' does not support your card. The Atheros chipset is supported by the kernel. Newer drivers for the Atheros are supported by the 2.6.28 kernel. You could update your kernel to that level and not need an external driver. You could use 'ndiswrapper' with the M$WinXP driver or even the M$2k driver for the Atheros. The 2.6.24 kernel supports the ath5k.
 
  


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