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Friday, January 11, 2013

WiFi setup in 4MLinux

It's not difficult to setup wireless networking in 4MLinux. Let's do it together now!

Note:

Network Configurator offers the quickest way to connect to your WiFi network:





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System-wide Configuration Procedure.
1) Select WiFiScan from the Settings Menu:


2) Now you should be able to see all available WiFi networks (in our example, the network "xenu" has been detected that uses the "wlan0" interface):



3) Select NetConfig from the Settings Menu:



4) A terminal window will be opened. Choose '2' and press Enter:


5) Considering the result of our scanning (see: point 2), you already know that the 'wlan0' interface will be used, so you can choose 'n' and press Enter again:



6) And once again: considering the result of our scanning, you already know that the name of the network is "xenu", so your next answer must be as follows:



7) If you don't know how to answer the next question, then you should choose 'n' (because nearly all networks use dynamic IPs):



8) It is also possible to edit the advanced options if needed. We are skipping this stage now:



 9) It's time to connect to the the Internet.  You can do it by executing the "connect" command in your terminal:



Done!

NOTE:

If your network is password-protected, then you should use WPA Supplicant to configure your WiFi. The only difference will be an option to enter your password (which is "dfgr234!" in the picture below):



13 comments:

  1. wifi scan does not find anything. I installed additional modules + firmware in need of zd1211.
    I have to enter a WPA2 key; which are the correct lines in file wpa_supplicant.conf:

    ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
    ctrl_interface_group=root
    update_config=1

    network={
    ssid="my_essid"
    key_mgmt=NONE ???
    auth_alg=OPEN ???

    thnxs

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    1. For example:
      ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
      ctrl_interface_group=root
      update_config=1
      network={
      ssid="name_of _your_network_here"
      psk="your_password_here"
      proto=WPA
      key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
      pairwise=TKIP
      auth_alg=OPEN
      }

      PS.
      Newer versions of 4MLinux have WPA GUI to configure WPA/WPA2 connections. Just make use of this tool :-)

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  2. Thank you , concise and precise

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  3. 4MLinux 14.0 live usb will not connect to wifi. I've tried all instructions on configuration, etc., on options 1, 2 and 3.
    Reinstalled iso twice and checked everything...still nothing. It always says that wifi must be configured after I configure and connect.
    I've never had a problem with any current distro connecting until this one. I would really like to try this out on usb, but no wifi is a no-go. It may be a driver issue, but with my system, this simply should not be. I've checked all I know to check, both in archiver and terminal (btw, I am NOT a 'newbie')...and still no-go. This seems to be a distro-specific problem.
    Any ideas other than all the 'instruction' given on the web?

    I really like the look of 4M...would like to have it with me on usb if it would connect properly.

    Thanx!

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    1. Ask you question here:
      http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/4mlinux-115/

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  4. Same trouble as commented above (Acehaser's comment). I can't configure wifi with 4Mlinux-14.0 on a flash drive. It's great distro but...!

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    1. This blog post has just been updated by me. In newer versions of 4MLinux, after running the configuration script, you must open your terminal and execute the "connect" command in it.

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    2. If your problem still exists, you can use the 4MLinux forum to get help:
      http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/4mlinux-115/

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  5. It doesn't work in 4MLinux 20 on both machines of mine. Both are Acers . ' Wlan0 not associated' and 'udhcpc no lease, failing'

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  6. Nope, just will not connect.a shame as the distro is very good otherwise.

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    1. You can use the 4MLinux forum to get help:
      http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/4mlinux-115/

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  7. Hello, i need a list of the commands of this distributions, i cant install more applications with "apt-get", i don't know the command to install more apps.
    Can you help me?!

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    1. Please use this forum:
      http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/4mlinux-115/

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