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Old 05-20-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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connect to wireless with only usbdrive to download stuff from internet


I just installed Debian on a tablet. I can't connect via ethernet, to setup wireless. I got to the point where wireless driver is loaded and stuff and I can do

wlist eth1 scan

And it returns a bunch of networks including the one I'm interested in connecting.

from here http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...rk-ubuntu.html

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iwconfig ath0 essid (network code) key (WEP key, only needed if it's WEP encrypted)

Now startup the connection with

Code:

dhcpcd ath0

If it says that the server is timed or the connection isn't working type 'dhcpcd ath0 -kill' and then retype 'dhcpcd ath0' until it works. To double check the connection, you can ping some website that's always up like google:
I have no dhcpcd! Also no NetworkManager icon. And I can't do apt-get networkmanager since I don't have ethernet; only wireless.

I got debian CD1 on a usb, and installed debian that way if it helps. How can I go online? I just want to go online once to download like network manager and other tools I'm used to.

Thank you
 
Old 05-21-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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I have no dhcpcd!
Try dhclient instead of dhcpcd:
Code:
sudo dhclient ath0
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Also no NetworkManager icon.
You don't want one. Trust me on this one. wicd is much more reliable.
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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