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Old 04-18-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
ZGNULINUX
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Question dhclient issues slackware 14 can not connec wifi


Hi i ve installed slackware 14 un my toshiba laptop and
when i try connect to internet there is not iwconfig interface rtl8723ae , i have 4 boot on my laptop windows 8 , 7 , ubuntu , and slackware ,when i installed ubuntu , i downloaded a driver and i can install it , but i canot find nothing for slackware , and i tried install with ubuntu driver , and yeah its work , but when i tried connect networkmanager (seeing my red ) , shows me a error ""failed to add/activvate connection did not receive a reply .possible causes include . the remote application did not send a reply , the message bus security policy blocked the reply .the reply timeout expired , or network conection was broken"" ,


well , i tried connect with console you know
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
iwconfig wlan0 essid "essid" key "pass"
dhclient wlan0 <---- just there is the error

i can see all wireless network when i scaned
when i try connect to my wireless network , and when i try
write "dhclient wlan0 "

freeze long time and never obtains dhclient wlan0 and i cannot connect , ironic i can see all networks but i canot connect
on windows runs ok 7 and 8 , and ubuntu too slow but works , but slackware no , i before installed archlinux 2013 , and works perfect , but i dont know why on slackware i canot connect, ethernet connection is normal , i dont know i need a distro , if i canot find solution , i will unnistal slackware and i will install archlinux again ,,
 
Old 04-18-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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what card ? (lspci)
what driver ? (broadcom has 2)

also don't try drivers from other distros (or even other versions) as they are different
(firmware is ok but afaik slackware should have it already, again broadcom is a shady area)
 
Old 04-19-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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I have that crap card rtl8723, too. Never happy with the performance, so I'm using a usb-card. I upgraded the kernel to 3.10.30 but never had the opportunity to try if that piece of s..t worked (I do not have a wireless router and asking password from surrounding neighbors is not my thing).

Back to you,
1- On a default Slackware the connection should be handled by dhcpcd, NOT dhclient.
2- Typically you should not install a driver; 3.10.17 should have loaded the rtl8723ae module.

My experience so far w/ 3.10.17:

No password: works
WEP: does not work
WPA: not tested.

3.10.30:
Nothing tested.
 
  


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