[blfs-dev] No Wifi with wpa_supplicant and NetworkManager

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 13:41:45 PDT 2015


Tim Tassonis wrote:
> Hi again
>
> Maybe the following infos are relevant:
>
> - The kernel driver for the card is loaded:
>
> Kernel modules: iwlwifi
>
> - There seems no device created for the card:
>
> ls -1 /sys/class/net/
> eth0
> lo
>
> Have I missed some step where I have to create some wlan0 device?

Yes, you should have a wlan0 or wifi0 there.  That's an issue of having 
the right driver installed in the kernel.  I have

08:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter

So I needed:

Device Drivers
   Network device support
     Wireless LAN
       Atheros Wireless Cards
         Atheros 802.11n wireless cards support
         Atheros ath9k PCI/PCIe bus support

None are modules on my system.

   -- Bruce



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