How to connect to Wifi using nmcliTuesday, 18 May 2021
Something I’ve been enjoying on OpenBSD is the relative simplicity of
wifi networking compared to Linux. In OpenBSD, you put your SSID details
/etc/hostname.iwm0 or similar (depends on driver name for your
interface). Check out
I forgot about this when revisiting my Debian laptops recently. I’ve
used various means of connecting to wifi on Linux in the past, but
currently I’m using NetworkManager, and I find it a pain to use. The API
nmcli is a disaster area in my view.
I used this web site to finally crack it (thanks!):
# nmcli radio WIFI-HW WIFI WWAN-HW WWAN enabled enabled enabled enabled
# nmcli device DEVICE TYPE STATE CONNECTION wlan0 wifi disconnected -- eth0 ethernet unavailable -- lo loopback unmanaged --
Then to actually connect to a wireless AP:
# nmcli device wifi rescan # nmcli device wifi list # nmcli device wifi connect SSID-Name --ask
Do not darken my doors ever again.
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