WiFi Issues

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popeye
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WiFi Issues

Post by popeye » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:53

Have just installed sabayon 15.10 last week, changed from linux mint to korora to now sabayon.
The problem is connecting to wifi. Here are the hardware details:
wifi adaptor on my pc - Broadcom BCM4313
Wifi router - TP-Link MR3020

The issue is, the router used to work with linux mint and korora.. But, now, although sabayon recognises the wifi router, it is not able to connect to the router.. ANd without it connecting, I cant set up the broadband connection. I am stuck to connecting the old wired way, using pppoe

I dont know whether its the router which is a problem or the software

Help please!!!

belcocco
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Re: WiFi Issues

Post by belcocco » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:49

The driver "Broadcom-sta" you have installed? If not:

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#equo install net-wireless/broadcom-sta
and edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.
Change the lines:

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..........
## make broadcom-sta happy
## <2012-12-08.
#blacklist ssb
#blacklist bcma
#blacklist brcmsmac
#blacklist b43

# make b43 happy (ditch broadcom-sta)
# 2012-12-08. Testing needed.
blacklist wl
.........
to

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## make broadcom-sta happy
## <2012-12-08.
blacklist ssb
blacklist bcma
blacklist brcmsmac
blacklist b43

# make b43 happy (ditch broadcom-sta)
# 2012-12-08. Testing needed.
#blacklist wl
.........
Ciao.
Sergio

popeye
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Re: WiFi Issues

Post by popeye » Wed Mar 09, 2016 15:46

@sergio
Thanks a lot for the info..
Downloaded bradcom-sta, however, when I try to change the .conf file, I am not able to using gedit
Please help me round this

belcocco
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Re: WiFi Issues

Post by belcocco » Wed Mar 09, 2016 17:48

The editor "gedit" must be launched as superuser from console.
The file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf is a file of system.
You can also use "nano". In this case "ctrl-o" to save and "ctrl-x" to exit.
Ciao.
Sergio

popeye
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Re: WiFi Issues

Post by popeye » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:12

@sergio
changed the blacklist.conf file as advised, and now, the wifi is not even being detected!! So, went back and undid the changes.. atleast for now, I am able to use the laptops wifi as a hotspot...

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