due to my minimal window manager ‘Awesome’ I was faced a problem. How am I able to connect to a Wifi just with Ubuntu CLI?
Lets explain the background of the problem. I really do not like the Unity window manager at all, but the laptop that was provided to me had a standard Ubuntu installation with, as you already expect, Unity. So, I bascically have all the overloaded Ubuntu stuff, programs, etc. somewhere in the background. Due to this whole setup I also have the NetworkManager dependencies on the laptop. To be honest, I really, really appreciate the running out-of-the-box approach of Ubuntu.
It is extremely easy to get connected to a specific Wifi with Ubuntu and/or NetworkManager.
is what are you looking for.
I remember the ‘good old days back’ when doing some
sudo wpa_supplicant -D wext ... magic on CLI.
The solution with
nmcli is super easy as you can see right here:
nmcli d wifi connect SSID password PSK iface INTERFACE
After you waited a few seconds, you are finished and successfully connected to the AP. Easy as that.
If anyone needs additional information about the command we used (extracted from
man nmcli device section):
wifi connect <(B)SSID> [password <password>] [wep-key-type key|phrase] [iface <iface>] [bssid <BSSID>] [name <name>] [--private] [--nowait] [--timeout <timeout>]
As you probably already know:
Feel free ask, share or comment where you would like to provide any feedback. It is really appreciated!