Setting up your Wireless LAN

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identify and give birth to your wireless interface

#rfkill list
ifconfig -a
iwconfig
ifconfig wlan0 up

have a look at the existing SSIDs around

iwlist wlan0 scan | grep SSID | sort -u
iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep 'Cell|SSID|Signal|Channel|802\.11' | less

now look more precisely what kind of authentication they want

iwlist wlan0 scan | less

e.g. you might see WPA-PSK/TKIP

IE: WPA Version 1
    Group Cipher : TKIP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

or WPA2-EAP/CCMP

IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
    Group Cipher : CCMP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
    Authentication Suites (1) : 802.1x

or non-protected and open network

Encryption key:off

OPN & WEP

no need for WPA supplicant here

iwconfig wlan0 essid SSID-HERE
#bssid MAC-ADDRESS

Resources

IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks http://www.vias.org/wirelessnetw/wndw_05_04.html

HakTip 9 – WiFi 101: The 6 Modes of Wireless https://www.hak5.org/episodes/haktip-9

OPN & WEP

Connecting to a wireless network (open and protected) from terminal https://superuser.com/questions/1119937/connecting-to-a-wireless-network-open-and-protected-from-terminal

Connecting to wifi network through command line https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/92799/connecting-to-wifi-network


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