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Introduction and assumptions
I have a tower but have got my hands on a usb wifi dongle.
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lsusb | grep WLAN Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
I am a right handed mouse user. So LB is left button click and RB is right button click and hover is move the pointer over some system tray icon.
What password do I mean?
If you have router there are a number of passwords including the password to make changes to settings, typically by going to your gateway address in your web browser.
If you have forgotten your gateway ip here is one way to find it route -nee can be run as guest.
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route -nee Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface MSS Window irtt 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0 eth0 0 0 0 127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo 0 0 0 127.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 255.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 lo 0 0 0 192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 100 0 0 eth0 0 0 0
In this tutorial password always means the wireless string and may have other names like pre-shared key, wireless security passphrase etc as per image from the router admin page.
This is not a tutorial for those using a usb dongle modem that typically has a sim card in it. Also I spend 99% of my time on ethernet so some parts of this tutorial may be wrong, misleading etc. Feel free to reply and correct or if shy send me a pm. Note this is was written on v 3.5
Also when I write a tutorial it is only meant for members using that version and not an older version as things can change.
A number of people have various Broadcom chipsets and in 64 bit v 3.4 and onwards has the wl kernel module already built inside. For reference here is more info
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/use ... f_hardware
post one is for those who prefer to boot with a changes cheatcode
post two is for those who prefer to boot without any changes cheatcode, includes live cd users
post three is for those who use a hidden SSID router string.
Upon boot up there may be a small delay and then ethernet will auto connect assuming you have cable connected to your modem/router. Lets pull that cable out and move on.
For laptop users, you already have a wireless device but I then insert the wifi dongle.
At the bottom of the system tray we RB the network applet and choose add new connections
---or LB menu button (Linux start button) -> Preferences -> Network Connections ......gets you the same control panel
We pulldown and choose the new connection type as Wifi
In below image at (1) we type in the name of SSID being broadcast by your router
In below image at (2) we pulldown the Device option and it should auto-show wlan0 and its machine addrress
-----assuming you have only one wireless device.
Do not click on save
Next click the next TAB to the right for Wi-fi Security
In below image at (1) we choose what type of security your router does.....most should be capable of WPA2 or better
In below image at (2) we input your wifi password
In below image at (3) we have the option of ticking the box so we can see what password we are inputting
Lastly we save our changes by clicking on save
Porteus will then attempt to connect to your router and assuming it does you can then check the system tray by hover over network applet.
Optional ----you can also add new icons to system tray to monitor your network traffic in other ways
RB the system panel
choose add/remove Panel items and choose "Manage Networks"
Hover over this new icon might show network traffic for those interested in such.