Lenny. How to start WiFi networking from console?
Debian 5 Stable.
System installed from KDE CD ISO. Graphic logon screen is stopeed by
# sysv-rc-conf kdm off
So the system initially boot into plain text console.
WiFi interface is eth1. According to # ifconfig it is up after boot.
# iwconfig eth1 ESSID [essid name] key s:[WPAkey] mode Managed
is working, eth1 connect with ESSID, but there is no IP assigned
according to # ifconfig and no Access Point visible in # iwconfig
output. So, next I am trying to obtain the IP manually:
$ dhclient eth1 -s 192.168.1.1
But no success. After few medium-long tryings (DHCPDISCOVER?) it is
falling to sleep.
Under KDE with KNetworkManager everything works fine, I just need to
provide a pass to open a KWallet.
Please, how to establish a connection manually right in text console?