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Old 05-11-2015, 09:12 AM   #1
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slackware 14 wifi set up


Hi I am trying to set up my wifi on my new slackware distro.

How can I tell if my network card has been recognized? I ran
"ifconfig wlan0"

and it says there is no such device. What do I do to set up wlan0?
 
Old 05-11-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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what is the output of the following;
Code:
ifconfig -a
lspci -l
lsusb -l
 
Old 05-11-2015, 10:14 AM   #3
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ifconfig -a
lo flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
 
Old 05-11-2015, 01:07 PM   #4
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what is the ouput of the other two commands? that is a lower case L not a one in the other two commands.

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:38 PM   #5
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sorry that was a part of my response that got posted prematurely I'll get you the rest of it tonight
 
Old 05-11-2015, 03:51 PM   #6
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Hi I am trying to set up my wifi on my new slackware distro.

How can I tell if my network card has been recognized? I ran
"ifconfig wlan0"

and it says there is no such device. What do I do to set up wlan0?
Look at: Configure your new Slackware System; how to proceed after the installation has completed.
 
Old 05-11-2015, 10:24 PM   #7
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In addition to needing to see the output of the lspci command, what is the make/model of the computer?

The more information you provide, the easier it will be to help you.
 
Old 05-15-2015, 01:50 PM   #8
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Sorry for the delay! I have a Linux Inspiron 15 7000 series 7547

This may be a stupid question, but is there any danger in posting this information to the web for public viewing?

lsconfig:

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
loop txqueuelen 0 (Local Loopback)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 0a0c (rev 0b)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 0a03 (rev 0b)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HECI #0 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP Thermal (rev 04)
07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 08b3 (rev 83)

lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:0a37 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 064e:c234 Suyin Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f3:2013 Elan Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 
Old 05-15-2015, 02:29 PM   #9
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Hi,

No problem long as you do not post personal information. When posting any requested information, do not include passwords, key phrases/passwords or information that could be harvested that could cause you harm. Just 'XXXX' out anything that you feel is personal and note as such.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!

Last edited by onebuck; 05-21-2015 at 04:41 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 05-21-2015, 10:20 AM   #10
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So I downloaded drivers for the kernel and I am still not getting anywhere
iwconfig still says

lo no wireless connectivity
 
Old 05-21-2015, 10:59 AM   #11
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Your wifi adapter is (probably) an intel 3160 rev83, which is supported as of kernel version 3.10
Since Slackware 14 ships with kernel version 3.2.29 you have 2 options:
1) upgrade to Slackware 14.1 (easier option for a newbie)
2) compile and install a newer kernel for Slackware 14
 
Old 05-21-2015, 03:54 PM   #12
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My network adapter is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160; I downloaded the iwlwifi-3160-ucode-22.1.7.0 driver. I copied this into the folder with the other drivers. I did make menuconfig to enable the options under

Device Drivers ->
Generic Driver Options ->
Userspace firmware loading support

Is there something else I need to do to make wlan0 appear when I type iwconfig?

So I don't know what to do I guess I'll just start pouring over the documentations
 
  


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