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Old 02-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
paulclou
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iwconfig no wireless extensions?


Hello

I just installed Slackware 13.1 on my Asus 1215T, and I've been trying to get it to connect to my wireless network in my home.
I searched and searched for hours, and I came up with nothing.
Can anyone help me?

When I type iwconfig I get no wireless extensions, and ifconfig returns only lo, no wlan0.

I read the Slackbook wiki and tried to configure the inet1.conf and wireless.conf but still no luck...

Please help

Paul.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Hi Paul,

if you perform this command:
Code:
lspci -l
you get information about which card actually is installed in your system.
Most likely you have to load the drivers for that card. If you're lucky, it's just a matter of
Code:
modrobe <module>
, if you're less lucky you have to download and install more than that. It all depends on the card you have installed.

If you cannot figure out which card you have from above command, please copy/paste the output in a reply.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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Hi Ramurd,

I ran the command lspci -l but it lists the available commands so I ran lspci alone and the output is..


Quote:
ot@loutech:/home/paulclou# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]
01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200]
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 2062 (rev c1)
I guess I'm unlucky.




And I don't know what to do now...please help? :P

Thanks for your help
 
Old 02-22-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paulclou View Post
ot@loutech:/home/paulclou# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate
.
.
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01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200]
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 2062 (rev c1)
there is another slack user with exactly the same identified wireless device above on the following thread, linked below:


see my posts against my username "dh2k" for this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...1/#post4262724

Last edited by dh2k; 02-22-2011 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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...so I ran lspci alone and the output is
Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
Your device is only supported by a driver in the "staging" part of the kernel source. Here is a link to the driver source that probes for your device.

To enable this driver, you would have to build a kernel from source and enable "Staging drivers" and then enable "Broadcom IEEE802.11n PCIe SoftMAC WLAN driver".
 
Old 02-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Got it working by downloading the Slackbuild
 
Old 02-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
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Another question,

How can I set it so when I take my netbook to Starbucks it would connect to that network, and when I take it back home it would connect to my own network?

Thanks
 
Old 02-24-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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I recommend using wicd from /extra. Works well for me. http://wicd.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-24-2011, 02:07 AM   #9
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I see

So it's impossible to set up multiple preferred SSID's in the inet1.conf?

Thanks =D
 
Old 02-24-2011, 07:58 AM   #10
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So it's impossible to set up multiple preferred SSID's in the inet1.conf?
I don't know. When I got a netbook, which for me is truly portable in that I take it anywhere I go, I too chose to try wicd. It solves the problem quite well. I wouldn't have considered it if it didn't have non-GUI tools, because I'm not always in X on the little thing.
 
Old 02-24-2011, 08:45 AM   #11
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Wicd is nice and gave me no problem. Most of time it's off to save memory. At home I use this command got from top (or htop):

Quote:
wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /var/lib/wicd/configurations/001d7e68ad9c -D wext
and
Quote:
dhcpcd -r 192.168.0.x
When outside, just start rc.wicd and go 'point and click'.

Try to keep some touch with wireless cli tools... (remark to myself )
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:14 AM   #12
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Hi,I had the same problem with this problem,and the light of the wireless device can not work!
 
Old 03-26-2011, 12:31 PM   #13
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@paulclou I have the same card in my slackware64 laptop (4727 is 4313 )
Quote:
12:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
It works out of the box now if kernel is > 2.6.37.3
module is
Quote:
mac80211 210058 1 brcm80211
Look here for more info and firmware http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211
 
Old 10-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #14
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problem with iwconfig

hi guys

when i write ( iwcofig ) the answer is :

lo wireless
atheo o

like there is no wireless card ! ! am using aircrack-ng on win7 by vmware

pleas help
 
Old 10-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #15
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Quote:
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hi guys

when i write ( iwcofig ) the answer is :

lo wireless
atheo o

like there is no wireless card ! ! am using aircrack-ng on win7 by vmware

pleas help
You're posting in a year-old thread about a topic which is fundamentally different to yours. You're asking about Windows 7 in a Slackware subforum. And we generally don't help people crack - read the LQ rules. If you have a 'legal' question, then post it in your own thread in one (and only one!) of the other forums...

Regards,
 
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