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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: Gentoo thinks my wifi card is ethernet Reply with quote

I installed wpa_supplicant and it didn't work, so i went to check ifconfig, and my response was:

Code:
# ifconfig
enp2s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.1.96  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::c063:1ac6:e031:1d30  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        inet6 2600:1702:2700:73d0:d68e:2f7a:8b87:e45c  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>
        ether dc:4a:3e:12:be:e3  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 73149  bytes 62673250 (59.7 MiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 23570  bytes 1578203 (1.5 MiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 80  bytes 6048 (5.9 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 80  bytes 6048 (5.9 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

wlo1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 18:4f:32:8f:44:07  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0


please help!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Gentoo thinks my wifi card is ethernet Reply with quote

lenihandillon wrote:
Code:
wlo1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 18:4f:32:8f:44:07  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

lenihandillon ... you're mistaken, that is wireless.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it says here that it is ethernet

Code:
 ether 18:4f:32:8f:44:07  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lenihandillon wrote:
it says here that it is ethernet

Code:
 ether 18:4f:32:8f:44:07  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)

lenihandillon ... because the 'link' is 'ethernet', both wireless and wired use the same ieee802. You can think of your wireless card as a wireless ethernet device.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're using a tool that hasn't been maintained in 10 years. It's not going to be correct in its guesses 100% of the time. Use iproute2 instead.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
You're using a tool that hasn't been maintained in 10 years. It's not going to be correct in its guesses 100% of the time. Use iproute2 instead.

It's not revelant Ant P. The tool is correct there.
User think ethernet define a wired card, it's a misconception (that user can even see by himself, his router must have ethernet wrote on its package, and this doesn't really shock him).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so, what would i do to make my wifi work?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lenihandillon,

Run
Code:
dhcpcd wlo1
then post your dmesg.
At this point, it might even work.
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