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Old 04-14-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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SystemRescueCD - unable to connect to wireless network


I was using SystemRescueCD and tried to connect to a hidden wireless LAN using the Xfce network manager tool. However, it does not connect; instead, it constantly keeps asking the network password. I'm 100% sure that the password is correct. The encryption type is also correct. ("WPA/WPA2 Personal" chosen, it is WPA2 Personal)

I tried to change the "Connect automatically" and "Available for all users" settings but these didn't help. Someone mentioned gnome-keyring but it is installed. And what's the point in having keyrings at all in a live system which is not going to be installed onto any hard disk?

Does anyone know what is wrong? Should I file a bug report?

Or could someone be trying to compromise my network?


WLAN card model is Broadcom BCM4318 rev 02 according to lspci. It also finds many networks so it should be working correctly.

Xfce network manager version is 0.9.6.4

SystemRescueCD version is 4.4.1




edit: Is this the correct place to ask this? Perhaps this could be moved to another (sub)forum, such as General or Newbie questions?

Last edited by Ormu; 04-14-2015 at 03:57 PM.
 
Old 04-14-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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Was md5sum of the downloaded iso checked before making system rescue cd? It can make a difference if you did not check iso integrity 1st before burning the cd at slow speeds like 4x.

also

Code:
dmesg | tail
might mention some missing broadcom firmware you may need to load.

or

Code:
dmesg | grep firmware
 
Old 04-14-2015, 04:34 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Was md5sum of the downloaded iso checked before making system rescue cd? It can make a difference if you did not check iso integrity 1st before burning the cd at slow speeds like 4x.

also

Code:
dmesg | tail
might mention some missing broadcom firmware you may need to load.

or

Code:
dmesg | grep firmware
I'm pretty sure that I checked the MD5 sum. The ISO is loaded from an USB stick using this method:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...boot_USB_drive

I'll check dmesg. But the computer still finds many networks in the neighbourhood so I think it's rather weird if it is a firmware issue.
 
Old 04-14-2015, 07:07 PM   #4
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still finds many networks in the neighbourhood
That are wpa2 password protected and you have password working to access those networks?
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:33 AM   #5
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That are wpa2 password protected and you have password working to access those networks?
Most of them are WPA2 protected. I do not have access to them, I only see them on the list.
 
  


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