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Old 08-23-2013, 06:19 AM   #1
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Question wpa_gui doesn't find any ap


A few dais ago my wireless network stopped working; Disconnected from AP and I couldn't connect to the access point again. (I forgot if I have used any command that occurred this).

I can use wavemon to search for access points. But wpa_gui, can not find any ap around me. I ran wpa_gui by root use too, But again could not find again.
(I click on "scan" button)

I need a good way to connect to another APs, But at first I think there is another basic problem to solve.

p.n: I have changed some configuration of "rc.wireless.conf". (somethings like essid, key ...
 
Old 08-23-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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Use networkmanager or wicd rather than wpa_gui. networkmanager should already be installed (assuming you performed a full install) and you should only need to chmod the networkmanager init script as executable.

wicd is in /extra on a slackware cd/dvd. You can have both installed, but do not enable both - use one or the other.

To use either of these, undo what you did to rc.wireless.conf

If you still have problems, then you will need to provide a lot more info about the hardware...

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:00 AM   #3
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wpa_gui should be fine... I use it all the time, but rc.wireless.conf should not be needed.

This is a front end for wpa_supplicant which has it's own conf file in /etc.

you should tho have your rc.inet1.conf file listing your wireless, likely wlan0 and USE_DHCP for that interface marked as "yes".

Does wpa_gui show an adapter or any information at all when it's run?
 
Old 08-23-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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wpa_gui should be fine... I use it all the time, but rc.wireless.conf should not be needed.

This is a front end for wpa_supplicant which has it's own conf file in /etc.

you should tho have your rc.inet1.conf file listing your wireless, likely wlan0 and USE_DHCP for that interface marked as "yes".

Does wpa_gui show an adapter or any information at all when it's run?
No, It shows: Could not get status from wpa_supplicant
 
Old 08-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #5
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here are the lines in my rc.inet1.conf that I used to get wpa working for me:
Code:
IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
USE_DHCP[4]="yes"
WLAN_WPA[4]="wpa_supplicant"
Things to check:
1. your wireless card name (udev sometimes changes this.. odd, but happens)
2. your wireless card shows up on ifconfig -a
3. nothing marked 'yes' in "rfkill list"

if all that checks out, put up your card info, my old broadcom had to use an odd config. (oh, and get rc.wireless back to stock, it's just going to hose you I think if you put a bunch of updates in it)
 
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