[lfs-support] No wireless connection to network

hans kaper spakyelj at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 18 12:50:24 PST 2013

Op Sun, 17 Nov 2013 22:48:41 +0100 schreef Igor Živković <contact at igor-zivkovic.from.hr>:

> 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=
>> PREFIX=24
>> #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.
Yes, I suppose so. But that will not solve my problem. I think that my problem has something to do with the usb-adapter not being recognized, although the kernel has seen it, according to the kernel-log.


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