Need some help with a wifi issue (SOLVED! thank you)

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Need some help with a wifi issue (SOLVED! thank you)

Post#1 by rayyu » 27 Oct 2013, 15:17

I've installed Porteus LXDE on my netbook, but when I try to connect to the wifi it just keeps asking for the password over and over again. Any idea where I could start troubleshooting? My wifi card is realtek...rtl8188ce according to some linux command I ran a long time ago when I was having other wifi issues :(

Anyway, I hope there's a way to fix this. This is the nicest LXDE default I've seen so far :D
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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

Post#2 by fanthom » 27 Oct 2013, 20:10

hi rayyu,

please provide a link to a raport generated by 'xpsinfo' utility.
thanks
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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

Post#4 by fanthom » 28 Oct 2013, 10:36

seems that you have the same adapter as linuxnoob:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=2673

so please add following cheatcode to your porteus.cfg:

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rtl8192cu.swenc=1
and check if that makes any better.
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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

Post#5 by brokenman » 28 Oct 2013, 11:14

Oct 27 15:07:18 porteus kernel: [ 2126.023316] wlan0: deauthenticated from 00:26:75:79:a8:0a (Reason: 15)
Oct 27 15:07:18 porteus kernel: [ 2126.033842] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain


Reason 15 is a timeout if that helps.. This could be from a number of things. Incorrect password given being one. Flaky wifi drivers. Also from the passphrase being expected in HEX and given in ascii or vice-versa.
It looks like an authentication issue during the handshake. lxpolkit?

http://www.aboutcher.co.uk/2012/07/linu ... son-codes/

crda?? Is that even installed?
http://wireless.kernel.org/download/
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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

Post#6 by rayyu » 28 Oct 2013, 11:30

@fanthom:

added it, but no effect before or after reboot

@brokenman

100% sure I got the right password, so it could be the wifi driver (though debian w/ nonfree firmware detects it)...I don't really understand the third reason you gave. Is there anything I can do if it "expected in HEX and given in ascii or vice-versa"?

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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

Post#7 by fanthom » 28 Oct 2013, 13:57

please download crda package from here:
http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/slackw ... i486-1.txz
convert to xzm, place into /porteus/modules and reboot.

btw: it will be included in core for next release.
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Re: Need some help with a wifi issue

Post#8 by rayyu » 29 Oct 2013, 05:10

Thanks! Wifi works :)

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