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#1 2022-01-04 03:24:38

sparkky6961
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Registered: 2022-01-04
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install does not find wifi

the install program cannot configure my wifi network correctly....the parameters are correct -using the same ones for years, and just rechecked - the security option is also correct... my current os is running on these parameters just fine. 
Any thoughts as to getting installed?
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#2 2022-01-04 06:04:23

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: install does not find wifi

how do you know which parameters it is using?

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#3 2022-01-04 10:21:54

Camtaf
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: install does not find wifi

Check dmesg to see if it is being seen by the O/S.

Last edited by Camtaf (2022-01-04 10:22:17)

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#4 2022-01-05 02:02:25

Aleksanders
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Registered: 2021-04-21
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Re: install does not find wifi

Some wifi devices needs its firmware to load to work

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#5 2022-01-09 00:04:37

birdi
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Registered: 2022-01-07
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Re: install does not find wifi

Aleksanders wrote:

Some wifi devices needs its firmware to load to work

The devuan installer comes with firmware included, except for a few models like Broadcom b43xx which need a kernel module loaded and firmware fetched and extracted via a script found in the repos.
OP needs to post the output of dmesg / lspci -vvnnk / hwinfo --netcard. If the firmware is missing, dmesg should show a firmware loading error and a link to the debian wiki, lspci will not show "Kernel driver in use" for the card, hwinfo tells you which module is needed and if it is already loaded. Unfortunately lspci and hwinfo are not in the installer and have to be installed from the repos, so either press Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then Enter after starting the installer and run dmesg | grep firmware or install hwinfo on the current os and post the output.

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#6 2022-08-05 21:36:24

auanta
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Registered: 2022-08-03
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Re: install does not find wifi

I had this issue, and this for me it was with the firmware loaded. I sat next to the router, lol. To solve it, I realized I had to enter the details manually instead of selecting from the list. Then it happily connected.


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