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His/her iwconfig output already show the interface name to be wlan0, so
the dmesg should not be required.
On Mon, 8 Jan 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Before doing any of that, I recommend as root dmesg|grep -i wlan <cr>. Some
> of these systems like to rename wlan0 and give it strange names and this way
> you know what that name is and don't waste time.
> On Mon, 8 Jan 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:16:29
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> Subject: Re: Wi-Fi help.
>> Hi, Willem here.
>> I have not used wpa_cli, but if your
>> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf has a valid network block, you can
>> look at your /etc/network/interfaces to see what the entry for wlan0 looks
>> like and then take it from there.
>> By the sound of it, you might not have a configuration for wlan0 in there.
>> If so, add something like the below to /etc/network/interfaces and then try
>> ifup wlan0
>> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
>> pre-up wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -B -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
>> post-down killall -q wpa_supplicant
>> auto wlan0
>> HTH, Willem
>> On Sun, 7 Jan 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> 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
>>> Power Management: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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