SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no WLAN

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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#11 Postby JBoman » Wed May 23, 2012 11:54 am

Maybe....
In a terminal as root>
modprobe rt2860sta ...then
iwconfig wlan0 ...then
dhclient wlan0 ...then
ifup wlan0 ........ :needcoffee: Jerry
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#12 Postby eeepcuser » Wed May 23, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi Jerry, thanks for your info. Interesting, but a bit time consuming. Probably worth doing, if there would be a lot of text.

Now I understand, what you meant about the red dot in NetworkManager: Because that red dot did appear in the space, where the NetworkManager icon usually shows up, in the system tray:
„WLAN Interface not connected“.

In order for that to happen, I googled a bit, got some more recommendations, and then I had to modifie a file within DolphinFileManager, because someone said:
„Is wlan listed in /etc/network/interfaces? Network Manager will ignore any such interfaces.“
But actually, he meant: „Is 'auto wlan0' listed in...?“

I then whent to the file: /etc/network/interface: I uncommented: 'auto wlan0'.

(And later, also:'auto wifi', and 'auto eth0', but I am not sure, if that helped to, but it is working better after those changes.)

After rebooting a second time, I finally have the connection .(!)

After a check in the NetworkAssistant, I see that those settings don't all match to the settings in the NetworkManager, but nevertheless, the wlan0 dot in „Interface Status“ has changed from gray to green („Running“), leaving the eth0 dot gray. Furthermore, in the same control panel, at „Interfaces“, it shows the wlan0 configuration status as „Was not started“, even though wlan0 is already connected and enablabling a Internet connection.


Facts:

Fact 1:

. Auto wlan0 means "Select an wlan0 interface automatically"
Auto Ethernet means "Select an Ethernet interface automatically"
Auto eth0 means "autconfigure the eth0 interface".

Fact 2:
My wlan0 stettings within the NetworkManager are: „Use static IP settings“.

Conclusion:

Therefor, an enabled „auto wlan“ file entry in would conflicts with a static setting.
I guess that if I had set „Use DHCP to ge IP settings“, then I would of had to leave „auto wlan0“ enabled.
That is probably why I had to disable „auto wlan“.
Changements from automatic to static settings would probably therefor require manual changemts in /etc/network/interfaces.

Confirmation of conlusion:

FAQ
Q. How do I configure a static IP address (for a server, etc) ?
A) Configure /etc/network/interfaces, see
wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration

I think, I won't bother to download and install „wicd deb“.


SOLVED. Thanks to All, and thanks again to Jerry.

Nota Bene / Please note:
The Interface settings must correspond with the code/settings in the „interfaces file“ @
/etc/network/interfaces. Otherwhise there will be no connection:

- automatic with automatic

static with „disabled auto“


...I am still getting the pop up message „KTTSD failed to start“: who cares?...
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#13 Postby JBoman » Wed May 23, 2012 3:30 pm

Glad you managed to get it working as it can be a real challange in Mepis. With the network up and running you can get and install Wicd through the Synaptic package manager that is included in Mepis; it's the same package manager used to update and upgrade Mepis. I would highly recommend installing it as an additional option should you encounter the problem again. I'm pretty sure it has been repackaged for Mepis and is in the community repositories>>> see the manual pages for instructions to enable and use the community repositories (tab at the top of this forum pages). :popcorn: Jerry
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#14 Postby lucky9 » Wed May 23, 2012 6:58 pm

USB FlashDrive by first choice. The old SneakerNet as it were.
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#15 Postby eeepcuser » Thu May 24, 2012 5:37 am

Thanks, Jerry.

@Lucky9: I don't understand, what you are trying to say. To what are you refering to? I don't get it...
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#16 Postby arjaybe » Thu May 24, 2012 12:04 pm

eeepcuser wrote:Thanks, Jerry.

@Lucky9: I don't understand, what you are trying to say. To what are you refering to? I don't get it...


He's referring to how to get data from one computer to another. The Sneakernet was people walking with (usually) floppies.
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#17 Postby lucky9 » Thu May 24, 2012 1:05 pm

Yes, Sneakernet is walking with CD/DVD in hand from one computer to another.
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Re: SimplyME 11 on ASUS EeePc 1000H: fresh install, but no W

#18 Postby eeepcuser » Sat May 26, 2012 11:22 am

For more info about the topic go to: Hardware, then Networking, then to thread "How To: NetworkManager in Debian Squeeze: Enabling Interface Management" @ viewtopic.php?f=19&t=33099 :fox:
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