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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:50 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Can't connect to Wi-Fi using wpa_supplicant Reply with quote

I run /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start and open wpa_cli.

I run scan and after a while it says CTRL-EVENT-NETWORK-NOT-FOUND. While scanning I can see my Wi-Fi LED light up.

My network controller is an Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN and I'm using the iwlwifi driver.

I should point out connecting to ethernet works fine, but this is a laptop.

Thanks in advance for the help.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What have you configured in /etc/conf.d/net for wlan0?
What is the output of "iw dev wlan0 scan"?
Is wifi blocked by rfkill?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chithanh wrote:
What have you configured in /etc/conf.d/net for wlan0?
What is the output of "iw dev wlan0 scan"?
Is wifi blocked by rfkill?


I didn't have iw but I installed it now, ran "iw dev wlan0 scan", and got this: http://pastebin.com/gwZLHDyv

My /etc/conf.d/net looks like this: http://pastebin.com/ATG0MTUU

dunno how to check rfkill
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

error wrote:
dunno how to check rfkill

Code:
rfkill list

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@errror

Are you running wpa_cli as a root?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will see the rfkill controls in subdirectories of /sys/class/rfkill/ (state needs to contain 1) or you can emerge rfkill for convenience as nictki suggested.

Your /etc/conf.d/net looks ok, maybe try the following:
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# wpa_passphrase "yourssid" >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Then enter your WPA-PSK (will be shown on terminal) and restart net.wlan0

If that works, your connection between wpa_cli and wpa_supplicant is somehow broken, maybe a dbus issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nictki wrote:
@errror

Are you running wpa_cli as a root?


Yep, I've been running it as root.

chithanh wrote:
You will see the rfkill controls in subdirectories of /sys/class/rfkill/ (state needs to contain 1) or you can emerge rfkill for convenience as nictki suggested.

Your /etc/conf.d/net looks ok, maybe try the following:
Code:
# wpa_passphrase "yourssid" >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Then enter your WPA-PSK (will be shown on terminal) and restart net.wlan0

If that works, your connection between wpa_cli and wpa_supplicant is somehow broken, maybe a dbus issue.


It worked like that, thanks m8!
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