[SOLVED] eeePC 701: no Wifi, command line only

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    Hello,
    installed AntiX 19.4 Base on my eeePC 701, without X: command line only.
    WiFi does not work: it is enabled in BIOS and “seen” (ath5k) by the kernel in dmesg, but not present in ipconfig output (only loopback and ethernet).

    I have found this post:
    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/wifi-on-eeepc-701/

    but it hints about configuring Connman which is an X application.

    I only have text mode (command line), no graphical interface.

    Is there a way for us non-X users?

    Thanks!

    Fernando

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    installed AntiX 19.4 Base on my eeePC 701, without X: command line only.

    If it is antiX base (not core/net), and you removed X, you should still have connman, ceni and antix-goodies installed.
    First, make sure that the network device is detected and the driver is loaded
    inxi -Nx
    You should be able to see the driver loaded for the wireless device.

    Then, try antix-wifi-switch to enable wifi and connect using ceni

    antix-wifi-switch --cli ceni
    It should enable wifi, disable disable connman so it doesn’t bother you and launch ceni for you to select your wireless device, and wireless accesspoint to connect to the internet.

    See if that helps. If it doesn’t, we will try to figure something out.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Xecure.

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    If it is antiX base (not core/net)

    Sorry, my fault. I briefly tried AntiX base, but then installed Core.
    So I do not have antix-wifi-switch.
    Do you happen to know which packages I should install? I can plug an Ethernet cable if needed.

    Thanks for your help

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    core uses an app called ceni.
    Try it (sudo ceni) and see if it finds the wifi.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

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    Yeeeeessss!!! It works!
    Thank you so much!

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