I can't finish setup at all - Alpine seems to expect you to be connected to Ethernet for installing wireless-tools and wpa_supplicant.

Is this correct? My issue is: I don't have a monitor where my router is, so it's a chicken and egg problem: can't connect to the internet because wireless-tools don't come with Alpine's default install, and can't install them because I'm not connected to the Internet.


If you are using the alpine extended iso, some packages are on it - you can install them without internet connection just

apk add wireless-tools wpa_supplicant 

and it will install. Then follow the wiki page.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.