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Offline Cloudcentric

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Wireless USB Dongle not connecting
« on: January 13, 2013, 01:37:42 PM »
This is a follow up to the posting on the Raspberry Pi Forum:            viewtopic.php?f=56&t=20487&start=25

I am still learning Linux and struggling but maybe one day !

Anyway as you stated WICD you decided not to use as per above post.

I understand that wpa_supplicant / wireless_tools / wifi  .tcz packages need to be installed for wireless, are these unrelated to packages which relates to out-of-the-box network ethernet connection and is network manager ?

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Re: Wireless USB Dongle not connecting
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 01:47:09 PM »
I found a bug in current wpa_supplicant and just building a new version. Hopefully it will work as expected with the CLI WiFi tool. While it is a small script, it works fine and you can manage WIFi connection just fine.

NETWORKMANAGER or WICD are heavy applications and not on the top of the priority list. Lets wait for working wpa_supplicant and wifi.sh first.

Regarding wired connection, if you are running X use ControlPanel's network setup tool.
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Re: Wireless USB Dongle not connecting
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 02:28:57 PM »

Thank you for response, if piCore works without network-manager and wicd that is good enough as less is more, please keep it simple.

I was actually asking what software package controls the ethernet connection, I am just trying to understand the hierachy

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Re: Wireless USB Dongle not connecting
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 02:52:18 PM »
busybox is providing all basic networking functionality.
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Re: Wireless USB Dongle not connecting
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 04:31:06 PM »

Great I need to Google about BusyBox, brain explosion time :o

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Re: Wireless USB Dongle not connecting
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 04:24:23 AM »

Resolved all my current issues with the wpa-supplicant update and helpful responders   ;D