[lfs-support] No wireless connection to network

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 21:35:07 PST 2013


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=192.168.178.26
> GATEWAY=192.168.178.0
> PREFIX=24

The GATEWAY shouldn't have this address with this netmask.  The .0 is 
the network address and it will probably confuse the routing table.

   -- Bruce



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