[SOLVED] Wifi connection Issues with wicd

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[SOLVED] Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby strinx-88 » 2018-08-01 06:26

When using wicd to connect to the internet, wicd normally works with my at-home network.However, almost all other networks have issues connecting with wicd for some reason. Sometimes these networks can connect, but they generally get stuck on either authentication or obtaining IP - then it stops connecting. Occasionally it will connect, but it quite often takes quite a long time.

This has been going on for a while now, but haven't noticed it being much of an issue as I use my device mostly at home.

Is there anything that can be done about this? At this point, I'm considering reinstalling Debian.

Thanks

More info -
System: Debian 9
Wifi driver: Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)

Edit: Fixed up the structure of some of the sentences.
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Re: Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-01 09:05

Have you eliminated wicd as the cause of the problem by connecting with a different method? Debian's native ifupdown scripts seem to work well.

strinx-88 wrote:Wifi driver: Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)

^ That doesn't show the driver in use, this will:
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lspci -k | grep -A2 Broadcom

I would recommend swapping that piece of crap out for a decent wireless card.
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Re: Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby strinx-88 » 2018-08-01 19:46

I have not isolated the cause to be wicd. Also, I'm not really sure how to use ifupdown.

I ran that command and here is the result:

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02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Limited 720p FaceTime HD Camera
   Subsystem: Broadcom Limited 720p FaceTime HD Camera
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
   Subsystem: Apple Inc. BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
   Kernel driver in use: wl


I can't switch out the wifi card, but I can buy a new usb wifi card. I have one lying around too, I'm not sure if it's any better though.

Edit: rewrote the first sentence.
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Re: Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby strinx-88 » 2018-08-02 02:39

Okay thanks for the relevant info.

I got a Netgear A6210 usb wifi adapter and it still didn't work.

I think I'm just going to reinstall Debian and see if that fixes anything.
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Re: Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby strinx-88 » 2018-08-05 10:19

The new install of Debian seemed to fix the issue.
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Re: [SOLVED] Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby stevepusser » 2018-08-05 18:01

It might have been that the recent kernel update for 4.9 didn't trigger the dkms rebuild for the "wl" driver--seen some other dkms failures for other drivers here. You can force a rebuild as sysadmin with
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dpkg-reconfigure broadcom-sta-dkms
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Re: [SOLVED] Wifi connection Issues with wicd

Postby strinx-88 » 2018-09-10 20:46

stevepusser wrote:It might have been that the recent kernel update for 4.9 didn't trigger the dkms rebuild for the "wl" driver--seen some other dkms failures for other drivers here. You can force a rebuild as sysadmin with
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dpkg-reconfigure broadcom-sta-dkms


So I was having wifi issues with Debian again and I ran this command and it fixed it up! Thank you for this! :)
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