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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Help configure my wireless cannection wep or wpa2? Reply with quote

Hi, I'm a complete noob to gentoo or any other distros and I'm having trouble setting up gentoo.
So i'm trying to set up my wireless connection with "net-setup wlo1". There's a place where it asks for the wep key but my key is in wpa2.
Do I need to change the network key to wep or is there a way to use the wpa2 key?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use xubuntu on a usb stick via unetbootin for wifi installs. it has a browser and irc chat so you can read handbook etc as you go directly on the machine. it installs over wep or wpa2 so you could leave your network as is.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to know if there is a way to install over wpa2 for gentoo. Is my only choice changing the network to wep?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wep or unprotected; and you still will fail if your Network Interface Card requires a driver or firmware that is not built in or included as a module in the cd's kernel (lots of current NIC's are not supported). I prefer system rescue cd , which is gentoo based and has great wifi support, over ubuntu which is debian based and has even more comprehensive wifi support (non-generic tweaks). If you go ubuntu,
Code:
sudo -i mkdir /mnt/gentoo
then follow the handbook. Note that no part of the installing system becomes part of the final gentoo system.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah i forgot to state that xubuntu contains most network cards firmware. i install via wifi all the time. wpa2 encrypted. i prefer debian based because it makes more sense for a temporary situation as it can quickly and painlessly pull in any extras you need with out needing to compile to throw the package away. im testing migrating to xfce4 debian install media.
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