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Re: Lenny. How to start WiFi networking from console?

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Mark Goldshtein
<mark.goldshtein@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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?

First you need a package named `wpasupplicant'
then do something like this link[1]

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/WPA



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