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Cannot View Available Wireless Networks

Postby minimalism » 2019-01-13 21:03

In the Wicd network manager, I can not see the list of available wireless networks because it instead says "No wireless networks found".
Things I have already attempted:
-added non free repo and installed iwlwifi driver as mentioned in this guide: https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi
-reinstalled drivers from intel's website: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... rking.html
-brought interface up using "ip link set wlp3s0 up"

output of "lspci | grep Wireless":
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03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]


output of "uname -a:"
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Linux laptop 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.130-2 (2018-10-27) x86_64 GNU/Linux


output of "cat /etc/issue"
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Debian GNU/Linux 9 \n \l


output of "ip a"
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1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp0s25: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether f0:de:f1:48:fc:f7 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 192.168.1.3/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global enp0s25
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::f2de:f1ff:fe48:fcf7/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
3: wlp3s0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 8c:a9:82:3d:64:40 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 169.254.6.53/16 brd 169.254.255.255 scope link wlp3s0:avahi
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever


output of "cat /etc/network/interfaces":

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# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

#source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# The loopback network interface
#auto lo
#iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
#allow-hotplug enp0s25
#iface enp0s25 inet dhcp

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto wlp3s0
iface wlp3s0 inet dhcp
   wireless-essid [ESSID]   
   wireless-mode [MODE]
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Re: Cannot View Available Wireless Networks

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-13 21:17

minimalism wrote:
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   wireless-essid [ESSID]   
   wireless-mode [MODE]

You need to set the password as well.

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#W ... d_WPA2-PSK

You can remove Wicd once you have ifupdown working, it's useless bloat anyway...

EDIT: if you want to use Wicd (why?) then remove all references to the wireless connection in /etc/network/interfaces, I think it will ignore devices listed there.
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Re: Cannot View Available Wireless Networks

Postby bw123 » 2019-01-13 21:46

If you want to be mobile, using your laptop in different locations, something like wicd is handy. You can do roaming though without one, by using a wpa_supplicant.conf, instead of putting a password/ssid in /etc/network/interfaces. That way you can describe several networks you might want to use.

I like wpa_cli but there is a wpa_gui also.

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Re: Cannot View Available Wireless Networks

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-13 21:55

Seems rather basic, but wicd requires you to manually tell it what wireless interface to use instead of finding them automatically. Did you type in "wlp3s0"?
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