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I installed antiX, but can't get my wireless network to work in it. AntiX has several network management programs, and I figured out that the tool I need to use is "Ceni"; the others (Wicd, rutilt, and wpa_gui) don't even detect my network until I use Ceni to set it up. Ceni gives messages that seem to indicate that the network has been successfully activated, but I can't access any website with the browser. (Since I therefore can't get online from the partition where antiX is installed, it's difficult to display the status messages from Ceni here, but if anyone wants to see them, I could go back there and try to take a screen capture.)
While waiting for your response, I fooled around some more, and discovered what might be the main problem--I made an error. I mistakenly had wicd looking only for a wired network, and there isn't one. As soon as I set it to look for a wireless network, it detected my network in a scan. But you must be right that I haven't pulled an IP either; that explains the second problem. After wicd detected my wireless network and I told it to connect, it got the password authentication and everything else right, but could not find the network address. I'll go back and enter the command you gave.
My Wicd setup in AntiX 11 full iso is as follows. You have the module loaded for your wireless according to ifconfig command. I use a open network (no wep or wpa) as I live in the boon docks instead of a major city or town.
Preferences General Settings
a. Wireless interface = wlan0
b. Wired interface = eth0
c. Always show wired interface=checked in box
d. Wired automatic connection= use default network profile=checked in box
e. Automatic reconnection = Automatic reconnect on connection loss =checked in box
Preferences External Programs
a. Automatic (dhclient can be used also if Auto does not work for you)
2. Wired Link Detection
a. Automatic (recommended)
3. Route Table Flushing
a. Automatic (recommended)
4. Graphical Sudo Application
a. Automatic (recommended)
Preferences Advanced Settings
1. WPA Supplicant
a. Driver= wext
a. backend= external
3. Wireless Interface
a. use dbm to measure signal strength=box is checked
b. ping static gateways after connecting to verify association.
This setup of wicd works for me at free wifi hotspots like Texas rest areas, McDonalds,Starbucks, and encrypted wpa networks at motels that I stay at sometimes also on motorcycle trips. To see what driver and chip in AntiX that you are running
Sometimes Ceni works for me but sometimes I have to run it numerous times (during current desktop session) for it to take. I use either Ceni or Rutilt on my AntiX 11 Base iso installs as wicd is not available by default in AntiX Base and Core isos. Remember to use roam instead of scan in Ceni also when using it. Ceni settings stick also on reboot. You will see network messages during bootup screen that ceni is connecting on reboot. Good Luck with it.
<humor> In deference to your user name, here is a std. welcome I sometimes use, I hope you are not offended:
Welcome to LQ. Hope your time here helps you as much as mine has helped me.
Please put code, command line output, config files, etc. inside [CODE] tags, aka "Code:" blocks.
It will make your posts easier to read, & that will get you more, faster, better answers. -- Help us help you.
BTW, You can edit your post(s) to do this retroactively.
Thank you, & again, welcome. </humor>
Seriously, "Quote:" blocks are not quite the same as "Code:" blocks. I'll be happy to help you w/ the difference.
Duly noted, and I'm not offended, good sir. (Although I was startled to hear "welcome" despite my having been here for at least five years.) You've helped me out before and have never been snide about my lack of expertise or about my providing insufficient information.
I don't know much about rutilt, and my antix is the full version; but you could ask on http://forum.mepiscommunity.org . Dedicated antiX forum there. But my first guess is you might need ndiswrapper (Linux support for the Windows drivers of wireless devices that don't have native Linux drivers) and antix-base might not have it.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 09-29-2013 at 09:43 PM.