Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my wifi to work. I am unable to install packages, run
apt-get update, or ping domains or IP addresses. pinging google returns a
unknown host: 'www.google.com' error.
auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wireless-essid <name in quotes> wireless-key1 <26 digit key> address 192.168.1.200 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1
I've also tried following this advice to no effect. I received no errors, but it simply didn't do anything, or I'm not sure what to do after this.
apt-get update or
apt-get install <package> informs me that ftp.us.debian.org cannot be resolved.
What am I doing wrong? Knowing that the above things have been attempted, and what doesn't work, how can I set up wlan0 with a barebones Debian installation? Any other questions, I'll be happy to answer them.
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWadder 6c:88:14:81:79:cc UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0,0 B) TX bytes:0 (0,0 B)