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I hate – fucking despise – any kind of wireless connection configuration on a Linux beyond these three steps:
- Browse for, and connect to, my wireless network.
I cannot give an explanation for this deep, irrational fury beyond it triggers a claustrophobia-like itch and ticks off that mental checklist for “bad software design.” Even with a distro like Arch Linux (or Gentoo, etc…) I just want to connect and go. Grr. Wrath. Argh. I could completely understand driver issues because I am using a Broadcom PCI wireless adapter:
02:07.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
But this is a pure configuration problem. The driver is correctly loaded. Network Manager is a-running. It is not detecting local wireless networks. It’s 4:30am. I give up.