WiFi From Linux Rescue CD

Using Finnix 111 rescue CD:

Generate wpa_supplicant.conf configuration file:

# wpa_passphrase ssid passphrase > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

If you have any funky characters like ‘@’ in your passphrase, escape with a ‘\’.

Find driver
# wpa_supplicant –help

Using the correct driver:
# wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211 -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B

My driver listed was ‘nl80211’. Also, do not add a space between the options and their arguments.

Use ifconfig to find the network interface.

# dhclient wlan0

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