Some small tips on WPA wifi setup on Linux

I’ve recently gotten myself an odroid, and never quite have had time to work on it — however I have found that I do not really know anything about getting wifi to work on a clean linux install (one that doesn’t come with network-manager-gnome or any other handy GUI-based tools)… Here are some tips to show how I got through it.

If your router is secured with WPA (which it should be) — you’ll need to read up on a program called wpa_supplicant. It’s important.

You’ll also need to know how to use (and are probably at least a little familiar with) ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist, ifup, and ifdown.

Here’s what I find I have to do to connect to wifi (this is AFTER configuring a wpa_supplicant configuration file, which is below):

`I’ve recently gotten myself an odroid, and never quite have had time to work on it — however I have found that I do not really know anything about getting wifi to work on a clean linux install (one that doesn’t come with network-manager-gnome or any other handy GUI-based tools)… Here are some tips to show how I got through it.

If your router is secured with WPA (which it should be) — you’ll need to read up on a program called wpa_supplicant. It’s important.

You’ll also need to know how to use (and are probably at least a little familiar with) ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist, ifup, and ifdown.

Here’s what I find I have to do to connect to wifi (this is AFTER configuring a wpa_supplicant configuration file, which is below):

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So obviously, there are some things that will need to be modified (i.e. the interface name “wlan1”, and the location of your wpa_supplicant configuration file), but this is generally what the script looks like right now for me..

Here’s an idea what’s in my wpa_supplicant file:

``I’ve recently gotten myself an odroid, and never quite have had time to work on it — however I have found that I do not really know anything about getting wifi to work on a clean linux install (one that doesn’t come with network-manager-gnome or any other handy GUI-based tools)… Here are some tips to show how I got through it.

If your router is secured with WPA (which it should be) — you’ll need to read up on a program called wpa_supplicant. It’s important.

You’ll also need to know how to use (and are probably at least a little familiar with) ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist, ifup, and ifdown.

Here’s what I find I have to do to connect to wifi (this is AFTER configuring a wpa_supplicant configuration file, which is below):

`I’ve recently gotten myself an odroid, and never quite have had time to work on it — however I have found that I do not really know anything about getting wifi to work on a clean linux install (one that doesn’t come with network-manager-gnome or any other handy GUI-based tools)… Here are some tips to show how I got through it.

If your router is secured with WPA (which it should be) — you’ll need to read up on a program called wpa_supplicant. It’s important.

You’ll also need to know how to use (and are probably at least a little familiar with) ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist, ifup, and ifdown.

Here’s what I find I have to do to connect to wifi (this is AFTER configuring a wpa_supplicant configuration file, which is below):

`

So obviously, there are some things that will need to be modified (i.e. the interface name “wlan1”, and the location of your wpa_supplicant configuration file), but this is generally what the script looks like right now for me..

Here’s an idea what’s in my wpa_supplicant file:

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Feel free to look up the wpa_supplicant file and it’s full range of settings (as they really weren’t covered in depth here).