Goal: Examine wireless in system: device, driver, and interface.
This is not a recommended way to connect to your wifi. But I write this anyway for the sake of curiousity.
For daily usage,
you should use either
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This is lower level wireless tool.
In the context of wireless tools in Linux,
iw are both command-line utilities
that are used for managing network interfaces,
but they serve different purposes.
iw are useful networking tools in Linux,
ip is a general-purpose command for managing networking in general,
iw is focused specifically on wireless network interfaces.
In real low level usage, we need both command.
We need to list our device. Physical name could be different.
iwconfig has been deprecated since decades ago,
we are using
This would looks like
When you are connected with an SSID, This would looks like below:
There is a case that
iw return nothing.
In order to use
we need to start either
I can’t replicate this issue. So I’m not sure about this.
We need a little help from
We can also scan our available SSID for our wireless.
Let’s try again.
From this step, we may choose method to connect to your wireless.
There are many methods, but you can only chooses one method at a time.
This will show you NetworkManager using
Oh man… low level is a mess.
But you can always try for the sake of knowledge.
iw dev command.
I guess I have to use
We will explore this later.
And try again
NetworkManager is very common.
I’m using Vanilla Arch with systemd that using
Again, let’s do it with command line.
Of course we need to run Network manager first.
Then we can connect.
Allright we need to provide the password.
Other time I don’t even need to provide the password.
Note that the actual ID will remain the same.
Again.. check your connexion.
We still have to reserve our IP with
Now you can ping
Finally, you may disconnect,
What is Next 🤔?
I should know what’s inside my notebook.
So I can be ready for Gentoo.
After this mess,
we can get into proper connection
Consider continue reading [ Wireless: INet Wireless Daemon ].