unable to establish network interface at boot with wlan using dhcp
I can connect to my ISP from a gui but not at boot or from command line. My efforts have centered around the configuration of rc.inet1.conf primarily using Alien Bob's network configuration guide. I must be missing some detail. I will attach outputs for iwconfig, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start, and iwconfig from within gui with connection established. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you for your help. below is my rc.inet1.conf:
# This file contains the configuration settings for network interfaces.
# If USE_DHCP[interface] is set to "yes", this overrides any other settings.
# If you don't have an interface, leave the settings null ("").
# You can configure network interfaces other than eth0,eth1... by setting
# IFNAME[interface] to the interface's name. If IFNAME[interface] is unset
# or empty, it is assumed you're configuring eth<interface>.
# Several other parameters are available, the end of this file contains a
# comprehensive set of examples.
# Config information for eth0:
# Config information for eth1:
# Config information for eth2:
# Config information for eth3:
# Default gateway IP address:
# Change this to "yes" for debugging output to stdout. Unfortunately,
# /sbin/hotplug seems to disable stdout so you'll only see debugging output
# when rc.inet1 is called directly.
# Example of how to configure a bridge:
# Note the added "BRNICS" variable which contains a space-separated list
# of the physical network interfaces you want to add to the bridge.
## Example config information for wlan0. Uncomment the lines you need and fill
## in your info. (You may not need all of these for your wireless network)
WLAN_KEY=" s:mysecretpassword key "
##WLAN_IWPRIV="set AuthMode=WPAPSK | set EncrypType=TKIP | set WPAPSK=96389dc66eaf7e6efd5b5523ae43c7925ff4df2f8b7099495192d44a774fda16"
## Some examples of additional network parameters that you can use.
## Config information for wlan0:
#IFNAME="wlan0" # Use a different interface name nstead of
# the default 'eth4'
#HWADDR="00:01:23:45:67:89" # Overrule the card's hardware MAC address
#MTU="" # The default MTU is 1500, but you might need
# 1360 when you use NAT'ed IPSec traffic.
#DHCP_KEEPRESOLV="yes" # If you dont want /etc/resolv.conf overwritten
#DHCP_KEEPNTP="yes" # If you don't want ntp.conf overwritten
#DHCP_KEEPGW="yes" # If you don't want the DHCP server to change
# your default gateway
#DHCP_IPADDR="" # Request a specific IP address from the DHCP
#WLAN_ESSID=DARKSTAR # Here, you can override _any_ parameter
# defined in rc.wireless.conf, by prepending
# 'WLAN_' to the parameter's name. Useful for
# those with multiple wireless interfaces.
#WLAN_IWPRIV="set AuthMode=WPAPSK | set EncrypType=TKIP | set WPAPSK=thekey"
# Some drivers require a private ioctl to be
# set through the iwpriv command. If more than
# one is required, you can place them in the
# IWPRIV parameter (separated with the pipe (|)
# character, see the example).
Thank you for response
Thank you Allend and H_TeXMeX_H for your suggestions. My goal is to have the network interface created at boot and continue regardless of whether I am in a gui or not. I hope to first figure out how to make an unencrypted connection before I try to implement WPA/WPA2. Thanks again. Would appreciate any tips.
wicd has a cli interface as well as a gui one.
It is very likely that the device you are trying to connect to will only accept WPA/WPA2 connections. You will need to use 'wpa_supplicant' directly from the command line if you are using NetworkManager. The 'nmcli' command line tool does not handle the secrets needed for WPA/WPA2.
What if you were to modify your file as follows:
Use ifconfig as root, to detect what ethernet port is available. Assume eth0:
It was WPA
Thank you all for your help. You were right, my connection required WPA encryption.
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