[lfs-support] No wireless connection to network

Igor Živković contact at igor-zivkovic.from.hr
Sun Nov 17 13:48:41 PST 2013

On 11/17/2013 10:33 PM, hans kaper wrote:
> Compared with the discussion about efi-booting, which I follow with interest and admiration, I am still in the stone-age. I installed LFS 7.4 on an old laptop. It boots fine, but I cannot connect wireless to my network.
> Wired is no problem (although I cannot find the eth0-device anywhere; how does this work?).
> The laptop uses a Cisco-Linksys wireless usb-adapter. Running udevadm monitor and inserting the adapter gives device-information that I put in a rule into 70-persistent-netrules with the name wlan0:
> SUBSYSTEM="usb", ACTION=="add", ATTR{idVendor}=="13b1", ATTR{manufacturer}="Cisco-Linksys" , ATTR{idProduct}=="0020", NAME="wlan0"
> I added ifconfig.wlan0 to /etc/sysconfig:
> ONBOOT=yes
> IFACE=wlan0
> SERVICE=ipv4-static
> IP=
> #SERVICE=dhcpcd
> In the kernel I have a line "CONFIG_WIRELESS=y" (but CONFIG_IPWIRELESS is not set !?). But on booting I get the errors:
> - cannot find device wlan0
> - interface wlan0 does not exist.
> Puppy Linux and Mint-13 on the same laptop have no problem finding wireless my Fritz!Box-modem.
> Can anyone help me with this problem?

You will also need to install the WPA supplicant package from BLFS.

Igor Živković

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