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m_p_w
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject: gentoo does not connect to wifi (wpa_supplicant) Reply with quote

Ok in my case kernel, drivers and wifi card work just fine :)
However, I think that I am setting up wpa_supplicant wrongly.

This is what I did (my OS uses wlan0 for my wifi)

1)
Installed wpa_supplicant and iw
[code] emerge --ask net-wireless/iw net-wireless/wpa_supplicant/code]


2)
edit /etc/conf.d/net by adding the following lines

modules_wlan0= "wpa_supplicant"
config_wlan0="dhcp"


3)
scan the wifi networks and choose one from the list
[code]iwlist scan[/code]

4)
add my wifi network to the wpa_supplicant.conf
[code]wpa_passphrase ESSID password >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf[/code]

5)
add wpa_supplicant to start up
[code]rc-update add wpa_supplicant default[/code]

Do you know what I am missing?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't do this
add wpa_supplicant to start up
Code:
rc-update add wpa_supplicant default


If wlan0 is in fact the name of your wifi interface:
and you are intending to use gentoo style networking:
Code:
rc-update add net.wlan0 default
which will start wpa_supplicant
or you are intending to use wicd:
Code:
rc-update add wicd default

or you are intending to use networkmanager:
Code:
rc-update add NetworkManager default

or you are intending to use dhcpcd:
Code:
rc-update add dhcpcd default
wpa_supplicant will be started when the controlling progam needs it
This presumes you use openrc not systemd
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for pointing it out
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