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mallniya
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Configuring Wi-Fi right after the installation Reply with quote

Hello,

I have brand-new gentoo installed and during the installation I used USB-tethering to Android-device, it worked pretty smooth: ifconfig - find usb0 - net-setup.
But after installation network isn't working that way.

output of ifconfig reveals lo interface, -a option added sit0.

Tried this guide:
http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Wifi
but there is no lspci or lsusb command found on my box.

This don't help either
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=4&chap=4
cause I can't get them without network.

I have no possibility to use cable, only Wi-Fi.

Please, help newbie!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would appear that the kernel is not configured to support the wifi interface card.
boot the install media, if it is minimal install cd/usb or sysresccd/usb you can run lsusb or lspci -k to identify the usb or pci wifi interface card.
to get lsusb and lspci as part of the installed system, boot the install media, mount the gentoo partitions, and enter the chroot. Then
Code:
emerge usbutils pciutils iw wireless-tools wpa_supplicant linux-firmware dhcpcd wgetpaste
to get some useful tools.
Will you be forever on the tether or is there a wifi router in range?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or its configured to support wifi, and firmware has been left out.... https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Hardware_detection#lspci <--- link from lspci on wifi wiki.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: eventually works Reply with quote

chrooting and lspci let me figure out, which network card I have.
kernel reconfiguration helped, no firmware update is needed.

No, DONAHUE, I have router. But it will be interesting to let usb-tethering work again, just in case.

Thank you for your help and sorry for delayed replies.
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