How do we manage wireless connections without a network manager?
This excellent answer walked me through connecting to the protected wireless network at home. In short,
nano /etc/network/interfaces # enable dhcp service networking start nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf # indicate ssid and password ifdown wlan0 # name determined by 'ip a show' ip a flush wlan0 ifup wlan0 wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211 -c /root/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -B dhclient wlan0
Another answer suggests adding this to
auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address ASSIGNED_IP netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway THE_GATEWAY wireless-essid YOURSSID wireless-key WIRELESSKEY_HERE
Because over time I will be encountering different networks, with different ssdi and password, I was wondering which would be the best way to approach this, without a network manager. Priorities:
- Don't disclose ssid and passwords if my laptop is compromised - those are sensitive information that people have entrusted me with.
- Don't clutter
/etcwith a ton of custom(user-created) files.
- Don't use high-level utilities, like