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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Wireless connection with WPA and net installation Reply with quote

Hello

I am using the minimal installation cd,
A large part of the install requires the internet, however upon setting this up around the beginning I dont see any options under the Wireless setup for WEP/WPA.

cmd I use at the beginning is

net-setup eth0

which returns a blue screen prompt

1) My network is Wired
2) My network is Wireless

After selecting Wireless the screen returns something like

1) Use the DHCP to auto-detect my network settings.



1st problem

Unfortunately I do not have a 25 meter Ethernet cable to run all around my house.
Is there a way to provide a WPA/WEP pass so that I can just successfully use wireless?

2nd problem

When I run netstat -i, I get the following (shortend)

Kernel Interface table
iface MTU ...
eno1 1500 ...
lo 60000 ...

I dont believe a wireless adapter is within that list.
When I run lspci -v I see the following

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter.

So it seems the hardware is recognized.

I have asked some people who know a bit more about linux, they said perhaps I need network drivers, but if we are being offered networking capabilities with Wireless included, shouldn't this just be greyed out - as really its offering us something we dont have and up the wrong path


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Zelt,

You should have an easier time of it by using the Linux Rescue CD instead of the minimal install one. It was able to detect and use my wireless card when the minimal would not.

You can get it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemrescuecd/files/sysresccd-x86/4.3.0/systemrescuecd-x86-4.3.0.iso/download.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john_deaux wrote:
Hi Zelt,

You should have an easier time of it by using the Linux Rescue CD instead of the minimal install one. It was able to detect and use my wireless card when the minimal would not.

You can get it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemrescuecd/files/sysresccd-x86/4.3.0/systemrescuecd-x86-4.3.0.iso/download.

j_d


What is the difference? Where did you get the original link to that sourceforge page?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zelt,

The Rescue CD has better hardware support and you can boot into a graphical interface (Xfce), if needed.

Google Linux Rescue CD and see where it takes you.

Edited to add: you can follow along with the handbook using the Rescue CD with the exception of downloading the stage3 tarball. The handbooks suggests using "links" and links is not on the cd. For that reason I use the graphical installer which has a web browser. Just browse the mirrors and save the stage3 to /mnt/gentoo. You can complete the rest of the installation via command line from the handbook.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john_deaux wrote:
Zelt,

The Rescue CD has better hardware support and you can boot into a graphical interface (Xfce), if needed.

Google Linux Rescue CD and see where it takes you.

Edited to add: you can follow along with the handbook using the Rescue CD with the exception of downloading the stage3 tarball. The handbooks suggests using "links" and links is not on the cd. For that reason I use the graphical installer which has a web browser. Just browse the mirrors and save the stage3 to /mnt/gentoo. You can complete the rest of the installation via command line from the handbook.

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But does the Rescue CD contain the files to which links would otherwise point to(minimal CD)?
Because whether I use a CLI -> links or a webbrowser, I still do not have a Ethernet cable long enough for the internet.

So without this net connection it seems not possible.

Is there no way to provide a WPA passphrase?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zelt wrote:
Is there no way to provide a WPA passphrase?


Not if the install media does not have the drivers for your wireless card. That is why it is recommended to use the rescue cd if you need to install via wireless and the minimal cd does not detect your card.

Burn, boot, test. What do you have to lose?

As I mentioned earlier, I tried the minimal install cd and could not get my wireless working. I used the rescue cd and I was able to configure my connection in less than a minute, and most of that time was logging into my router to get the password. I have a fairly new laptop and it detected my wireless card right away.

Give it a go and let us know how it went.

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