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== Troubleshooting ==
=== Debugging ===
To run netcfg with debugging output, set the {{ic|NETCFG_DEBUG}} environment variable to {{ic|"yes"}}, for example:
# NETCFG_DEBUG="yes" netcfg <arguments>
Debugging information for wpa_supplicant can be logged using {{ic|WPA_OPTS}} within a profile, for example:
Whatever is entered here will be added to the command when {{ic|wpa_supplicant}} is called.
=== Network unavailable ===
This error is typically due to:
* Out of range; or
* Driver issue.
=== Wireless association failed ===
This error is typically due to:
* Out of range/reception;
* Incorrect configuration;
* Invalid key;
* Driver problem; or
* Trying to connect to a hidden network.
If the connection problem is due to poor reception, increase the {{ic|TIMEOUT}} variable in {{ic|/etc/network.d/mynetwork}}, such as:
If an AP with a hidden SSID is used, try:
PRE_UP='iwconfig $INTERFACE essid $ESSID'
=== Unable to get IP address with DHCP ===
This error is typically due to out of range/bad reception.
Try increasing {{ic|DHCP_TIMEOUT}} variable in your network {{ic|/etc/network.d/profile}}.
=== Not a valid connection, check spelling or look at examples ===
You must set {{ic|CONNECTION}} to one of the connection types listed in the {{ic|/usr/lib/network/connections}} directory. Alternatively, use one of the provided configuration examples in {{ic|/etc/network.d/examples}}.
=== No Connection ===
==== Carrier Timeout ====
If you get a set of debug messages similar to the following (remembering that profile names and interface names may be different), it could be that the process of bringing up the interface is taking too long.
  DEBUG: Loading profile eth0-dhcp
  DEBUG: Configuring interface eth0
  :: eth0-dhcp up
  DEBUG: status reported to profile_up as:
  DEBUG: Loading profile eth0-dhcp
  DEBUG: Configuring interface eth0
  DEBUG: ethernet_iproute_up ifup
    > No connection
  DEBUG: profile_up connect failed
The default is 2 seconds. To lengthen the timeout, set the {{ic|CARRIER_TIMEOUT}} variable before calling netcfg.
This thread shows one example of this issue: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=138615
==== Skip no carrier ====
When you can manually bring up an interface but the journal says „No connection“ during boot, it might be that the physical connection cannot be detected fast enough. Try adding this to your profile:
Netcfg will then assign the IP address regardless of whether there is a cable actually attached.
=== Driver quirks ===
{{Note|You most likely do '''not''' need quirks; ensure your configuration is correct before considering them. Quirks are intended for a small range of drivers with unusual issues, many of them older versions. These are workarounds, not solutions.}}
Some drivers behave oddly and need workarounds to connect. Quirks must be enabled manually. They are best determined by reading the forums, seeing what others have used, and, if that fails, trial and error. Quirks can be combined.
; {{ic|prescan}}: Run {{ic|iwlist $INTERFACE scan}} before attempting to connect (Broadcom)
; {{ic|preessid}}: Run {{ic|iwconfig $INTERFACE essid $ESSID}} before attempting to connect (ipw3945, Broadcom and Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN)
; {{ic|wpaessid}}: Same as previous, run before starting {{ic|wpa_supplicant}}. Not supported anymore  - use {{ic|1=IWCONFIG="essid $ESSID"}} instead. (ath9k)
; {{ic|predown}}: Take interface down before association and then restore it after (madwifi)
; {{ic|postsleep}}: Sleep one second before checking if the association was successful
; {{ic|postscan}}: Run {{ic|iwlist scan}} after associating
Add the required quirks to the netcfg configuration file {{ic|/etc/network.d/mynetwork}}. For example:
QUIRKS=(prescan preessid)
If you receive "Wireless network not found", "Association failed" errors and have tried the above, or if an AP with a hidden SSID is used, see the above section [[#Wireless association failed]].
=== Ralink legacy drivers rt2500, rt2400 that use iwpriv ===
There is no plans to add WPA support to these drivers. rt2x00 is supported, however, and will replace these.
If you must use them, create a shell script that runs the needed {{ic|iwpriv}} commands and put its path in {{ic|PRE_UP}}.
=== "find: '/var/run/network/suspend/':  No such file or directory" ===
If you get this error message, then do not bother because it is a known bug. Create the directory by hand.
=== Help ===
If this article did not help solve your problem, the next best places to ask for help are the forums, the mailing list, and the [[IRC Channel]].
To be able to determine the problem, we need information. When you ask, provide the following output:
* '''ALL OUTPUT FROM netcfg'''
** This is absolutely crucial to be able determine what went wrong. The message might be short or non-existent, but it can mean a great deal.
* '''{{ic|/etc/network.d}} network profiles'''
** This is also crucial as many problems are simple configuration issues. Feel free to censor your wireless key.
* '''netcfg version'''
* {{ic|lsmod}}
* {{ic|iwconfig}}

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