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eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« on: August 16, 2009, 07:37:17 AM »
Hello everybody,
I've browsed through the forum and on the internet looking for a solution with my eeepc 701 and wifi installation. With no success. All the "wikis" and howtos didn't work for me. Could anyone please do a step by step guide for absolute linux newbies like me on how to get wifi up on an eeepc 701 and how to connect to different wpa or wep encryptions? Tiny Core linux is a distro I'd really like to try and use, especially on a little eeepc!

Thank you  ;)

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 08:14:28 AM »
PS: I've tried this guide as well, with no success.  http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=60713

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 09:53:23 AM »
Have you seen our wiki post? It covers both an easy way and the command line way.
http://wiki.tinycorelinux.com/tiki-index.php?page=Setting+up+Wifi
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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 10:06:58 AM »
Thank you, I'll try this when I get the time and tell you how it went for me  :D

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 10:09:48 AM »
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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 09:57:52 AM »
I think I've managed to get my atheros to work,  the iwconfig command show the wlan0. I had no luck using the wpa_supplicant though, my passphrase is something like "Hir Noue Frig Wasc"; and when I type sudo wpa_passphrase mynetwork mykey it says "passphrase must be 8..63 characters. I remind you that I'm really new to this, thank you for your help and patience.

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 11:28:21 AM »
Did you try passing it with double quotes like in your post?

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 12:56:33 PM »
no I had tried without the quotes.

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 01:01:57 PM »
The problem I find with linux is also what makes its strentgh, very customized os, but you need to grab pieces of info from all around the internet to be able to do what "seems" to be a simple task for experienced users:  mounting drives, finding and editing files, admin rights (with sudo) etc... This is why I asked if a guide existed for this specific netbook. If I manage to make it work, I'll try to regroup all the info under one post. Sorry if this was off topic, I'll try to keep focused. :)
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 02:00:22 PM by tinynoob »

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 07:29:55 PM »
Well, still no luck running my wifi. Could still need a little help.

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2009, 04:08:19 AM »
A few things to check:

1) Can you see your access point?

 
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iwlist ath0 scanning
This should list all visible networks, including your own.


2) Does that long hex key in your wpa_supplicant.conf file match the one generated by the wpa_passphrase command?

A foolproof method is to stream the command output directly to file:

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echo ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant > wpa_supplicant.conf

wpa_passphrase your_essid your_passphrase >> wpa_supplicant.conf


3) Was the the config file saved to the /opt directory?


If everything checks out, the following commands should work:

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sudo wpa_supplicant -i ath0 -c /opt/wpa_supplicant.conf &

udhcpc -i ath0


If not, please post the error messages received.

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Re: eeepc 701 and tinycore 2.2
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 05:08:09 AM »
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ath0
on my eee, the wireless device is wlan0