PORTEUS v4 i586 - can't connect to Wifi

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PORTEUS v4 i586 - can't connect to Wifi

Post#1 by glestwid » 26 Aug 2019, 14:16

Hi,

I downloaded this ISO http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/pub/linux/porteus/ ... 0-i586.iso, successfully wrote it to an SD card and booted my laptop with it. But when I tried to connect to my Wifi I got stuck. Wifi adapters are available in the OS:
root@porteus:/home/guest# iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan1 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

lo no wireless extensions.

wlan2 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
They even see some networks around:
root@porteus:/home/guest# iwlist wlan1 scan|grep -i essid
ESSID:"sweet_home"
ESSID:"TP-LINK_4F5642"
ESSID:"Keenetic-0050"
ESSID:"Daniel"
ESSID:"Pifagor_2016"
ESSID:"ml448"
ESSID:"TP-Link_5590"
ESSID:"ZyXEL_kat"
ESSID:"Ne"
ESSID:"Redmi"
I created a .conf file with WPA data for my network but when I tried to connect to if from both adapters, the wpa_supplicant simply hung:
root@porteus:/home/guest# wpa_supplicant -i wlan2 -c /mnt/sdb1/dump/sweet_home.conf
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
^Cnl80211: deinit ifname=wlan2 disabled_11b_rates=0
wlan2: CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING

root@porteus:/home/guest# wpa_supplicant -i wlan1 -c /mnt/sdb1/dump/sweet_home.conf
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
What did I do wrong with them and how should I make the Wifi connection established in my Porteus instance?

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PORTEUS v4 i586 - can't connect to Wifi

Post#2 by Ed_P » 26 Aug 2019, 15:10

No idea other than try to connect with the standard .conf file rather than yours. I've never had to manually change mine.
Ed

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PORTEUS v4 i586 - can't connect to Wifi

Post#3 by glestwid » 26 Aug 2019, 20:21

Ok, where I can find this standard .conf file?

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 27 Aug 2019, 00:03

I'm assuming it was in the ISO you installed and modified. I don't use KDE so am not much help. Sorry.
Ed

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