Opened 4 years ago

Closed 15 months ago

#12109 closed bug (duplicate)

Cannot see wifi in preferences - hrev49128

Reported by: haiqu Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Network & Internet/Wireless Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #6423 Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Had a mishap (see #12107 for related data) and needed to reinstall the system. I can no longer find the wifi modem in preferences, so can't set it up. No hardware on the system has changed and wifi is available from a USB stick, which is how I'm currently logged on.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by haiqu, 4 years ago

Heading should be hrev49218, a bit dyslexic due to influenza. ;-)

comment:2 by humdinger, 4 years ago

I had in the past an issue with disappearing network interfaces. Something (I think opening the the networking prefs) created the file /system/settings/network/interfaces that lacked IIRC my LAN interface. Have a look and maybe delete that file. Just a hunch, could be something complete different in your case...

comment:3 by pulkomandy, 4 years ago

After deleting that file, you may also need to manually enable the interface:

ifconfig /dev/net/.../0 up

I'm not sure how the current network preflet behaves with regard to this, but the old one used to not show disabled interfaces at all.

comment:4 by taos, 4 years ago

Did you have to run the install-wifi-firmwares.sh script to download necessary firmware files for your wifi hardware after you installed haiku the first time? The wifi firmware package is removed if you have to re-install haiku (happens to me all the time - I can see my wifi modem only after re-installing the firmware package and a reboot).

comment:5 by haiqu, 4 years ago

Thanks, I'll check these settings files.

taos: My wifi device is supported by default now, so don't really have to download firmware. Driver is iprowifi3945 which used to be missing, but is now included in the build. It's also showing up in the /dev/net tree so isn't a driver issue.

comment:6 by haiqu, 4 years ago

humdinger: You da man! I have no idea what created that file, but 'interfaces' was causing the system to not scan actual interfaces.

Fixed, but no idea why it happened.

Edit: May have been written to file when I selected Static mode?

Last edited 4 years ago by haiqu (previous) (diff)

comment:7 by axeld, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:8 by waddlesplash, 15 months ago

Blocked By: 6423 added
Keywords: Setup wifi removed
Resolution: duplicate
Status: assignedclosed
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