So, after much fighting, i remembered how to get my goddamned network card running on the command line! My only issue now is that it doesnt run on boot. The driver probes automatically, etc etc.
To get it to run all i have to do is either restart networking (etc/init.d yadda yadda, which is deprecated??) or run ifdown and then ifup on the interface. Not a HUGE deal, but it kind of makes it hard to reboot and do all my shit from afar, when i cant ssh back into the box.
If i run iwconfig, i can see that the ESSID hasnt been set yet. Restarting the network takes care of that, but I'd like it to be set on boot. Do i just need to be reordering shit in /etc/network/interfaces?
are you running ifup with the -a option?
then your /etc/network/interfaces file needs to look like this:
for a static route(substitute your own shit where the ip and stuff goes ofc).Code:auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.5 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.254
for dhcpCode:auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
I've never set up a wireless on linux, so I wouldn't know. but it should be similar.