Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Jan 7 22:15:50 UTC 2018
Following the guide at
I successfully got my Raspberry Pi 3 running a near stock Raspbian
Stretch Lite connected to my wireless network. Copying
/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and running wpa_cli -i wlan0
reconfigure, I repeated this on my Raspbery Pi 2 using a USB Wi-Fi
dongle without any effort.
Now, I'm trying to repeat this on a desktop that has Wi-Fi onboard
with much less success. I installed wpasupplicant and wireless-tools
via Aptitude, copied over the wpa_supplicant.conf file, and ran
wpa_cli -i wlan0 reconfigure to recieve the following error message:
Failed to connect to non-global ctrl_ifname: wlan0 error: No such
file or directory
And running iwconfig produces the following output:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Neither of which is all that helpful, especially since the above
mentioned successes with Raspberry Pis are the only successes I've
ever had connecting a Linux machine to a wireless network.
So, any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
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