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Wifi connection

Postby albradley » 2019-07-23 19:50

Hello, I just installed Debian and during the installation I could connect to the wifi and download everything, but after a reboot I cannot connect to the wifi anymore. I have not changed anything it is still the base install. The network manager can scan for the network and when I try to connect after entering my password it just keeps prompting me to re enter the password over and over until I just finally press cancel. I have tried to reset the network manager and it just keeps doing the same thing. my network card is a Atheros 802.11n which according to the website should auto load (ath9k) without extra firmware. When I run dmesg it tells me Wlp1s0 up but link is not ready. I cannot connect via ethernet because the laptop does not have a ethernet port, is there anything I can do? Thanks.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-23 20:29

Atheros 802.11n is not exact specification of card.
What does lspci give to you?
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby albradley » 2019-07-23 20:54

01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

What's strange is when I tried debian 9.9.9 about a month ago everything worked fine, but now that i'm trying to use debian 10 the wifi doesn't work.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-23 21:47

Yes, this device should work with ath9k driver.
What does give you this command?
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systemctl list-units|grep -iE 'net|dhcp|wicd|conn'
? (Maybe you have two different services, both trying to connect with wifi: source)
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-24 17:23

ruwolf wrote:What does give you this command?
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systemctl list-units|grep -iE 'net|dhcp|wicd|conn'
? (Maybe you have two different services, both trying to connect with wifi: source)

The usual command to check for that on the Arch forums is
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systemctl list-unit-files --state=enabled

Your suggested command won't indicate enabled units and so may throw up false positives.

But in this case I think the OP should check
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/usr/sbin/rfkill
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