Lot many people end up in a situation where they want to use internet while in console mode. It’s not that difficult task to connect to the Wi-Fi from the terminal.
There are some simple steps that you need to follow.
- Open the terminal.
ifconfig wlan0and press Enter. You will not see any output in the terminal, as this command just turns your wireless card on. Most wireless cards are designated
wlan0. If yours has a different designation, use that instead.
iwconfig wlan0 essid name key passwordand press Enter. Replace
namewith the actual network name, and replace
passwordwith the actual security key for the network. If your wireless network does not require a security key, do not enter
Note: If you want to type the ASCII password, you would use
iwconfig wlan0 essid name key s:password.
dhclient wlan0and press Enter to obtain an IP address and connect to the WiFi network.