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percy_vere_uk
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: wlan0 Access Point: Not-Associated Reply with quote

Hi

I have been trying to get wlan0 working on a command line only system. I have installed NetworkManager and wpa_supplicant. The wired connection eth0 works perfectly.

Code:
# /sbin/iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"my_router"
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off


How do I associate the 'access point' ?

I have another system on the same laptop using an xfce desktop environment and also using NetworkManager and wpa_supplicant plus NetworkManager applet.
NetworkManager automatically created wpa_supplicant.conf on the xfce system but not on the command line only system. Should it have done so?

I carried out exactly the same configuration on both systems. On the xfce system wlan0 and eth0 work perfectly.

Any help please would be appreciated.

percy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Percy, I don't use NetworkManager so take this with a grain of salt but you shouldn't need it to connect. If you manually construct the wpa_supplicant file you can set the access point there and let it use dhcp. You can also use wpa_cli directly to access the wireless connection if you want to scan and associate.

Are you going to be taking this system to a lot of dynamic networks or just a few static ones? If so you might not need the NetworkManager facilities.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrankyPenguin

Thanks for that, but I would really like to still use NetworkManager.

I just hope that someone can explain how I can persuade NetworkManager to automaticaly connect wlan0 as it did on my xfce desktop environment system.

I find network configuration pretty hard to understand but using NetworkManager does make it much easier, if I can get it working from the command line..

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well good luck. I fooled with NetworkManager a while ago as a GUI but moved away from it because I like config files.
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