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I just wanted to try out how to connect to my WIFI WPA2 via terminal.

Therefore I created "/etc/wpa_supplicant"

network = { 
  ssid = "nameOfWifi"
  psk = "passwordNumberThatIFoundOnTheWifiHardware"
}

Then I started following command

sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D nl89211

No Errors thrown. Up to the last step

Launching command to connect to my Wifi now

sudo dhclient -v wlan0

Output:

//Meta infos...
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:1e:65:bb:4e:ee
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:1e:65:bb:4e:ee
Sending on Socket/fallback

DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 97 interval 3 (xid:0x18018e53)
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 97 interval 4 (xid:0x18018e53)
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 97 interval 5 (xid:0x18018e53)
//repeating

What do I miss here? If there're wrong credentials - how can I figure out some error message for that case? Is there a more detailed debug/verbose?

  • please edit and add the ouput of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2. – GAD3R Jun 3 '16 at 22:25
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You need to use wpa_passphrase when creating a configuration file for a WPA network. wpa_passphrase is included with the wpa_supplicant package.

Example: wpa_passphrase "nameOfWifi" "password" > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

  • Man page: linux.die.net/man/8/wpa_passphrase – Peschke Jun 3 '16 at 16:49
  • Thanks you made my day! Wasn't aware that my psk is a generated passsword - just thought its the plain password I enter when I use the GUI aswell :D – xetra11 Jun 4 '16 at 15:24
  • You are welcome :) Before the GUI sends your password to a WPA network, it actually encrypts it also! – Peschke Jun 4 '16 at 16:20

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