installed minimal debian stretch on t430s. installed the respective iwlwifi drivers. however i am unable to setup a wifi connection. need to download desktop env. XFCE

read following link1 link2

in link 1 ip link show returns lo<LOOPBACK>, enpos25<BROADCAST,MULTICAST>, wlp3so<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> in link 2 my system doesnt have the other utilities wpa_applicant, iw

what are the steps to setup the wifi connection?

  • You have to find a build compatible, check the version of CPU you have (AMD/&Intel (always OSx)) , if it doesn't work you need to find the drivers you have, otherwise just plug it in with an ethernet. – Joe Apr 9 '19 at 7:30
  • i have used amd64. sure its correct because this machine i am using now is the same and installed with xfce iso . no ethernet connection available. – Hemant Apr 9 '19 at 7:34

1) Change the wifi security from WPA/WPA2 to WEP of your access point AP.

2) Connect to the AP:

Download and install libiw30 and wireless-tools.

iwconfig wlan0 essid "AP_here" key "s:password_here"    
echo "nameserver" >> /etc/resolv.conf
dhclient wlan0
route add default gw GATWAY_HERE
ping -c2 # ping test

3) Install the wpa_supplicant package :

apt update
apt install wpasupplicant 

(network-manager package is useful, allowing you to connect through nmcli command line )

4) Change the security settings of your access point to WPA/WPA2. Using the wpa_supplicant you will be able to connect to an AP protect with WPA/WPA2.

man iwconfig

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