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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Wireless Network--- Fresh Gentoo Install Reply with quote

I have just installed Gentoo in my Laptop,,,I have finished the installation from a chroot environment from another linux partition....The kernel loads okay (2.6.36-rev8) ( I dont know why the latest wasnt installed though!) ..

Initially the handbook specifies modifying /etc/conf.d/net ..I have added the specified parameters config_eth0=("dhcpc") and for eth1 and wlan0.

I ran iwconfig on booting ...I get command not found

How do I set up internet from the terminal ( through wpa_supplicant??) Can someone pl help me

I have broadcom BCM4311 ..I guess I may have to download the firmware and b43fwcutter...

Should I install X and then proceed with Wireless?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X would just prolong your tethered to the wall state. Install wireless tools, I'm on a Windows machine at work and don't know specifics, but eix -c wireless should find it. That will solve the iwconfig issue.

I believe you may find the firmware in portage somewhere. Also look inside your kernel to make sure everything is enabled. And finally Google should show some results. I despise my generic answer.
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