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Best practices when manually connecting to various wifi networks

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 ...
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How to find status of wlan0?

From what I had read sometime back, it seems iwconfig is deprecated and the current methods is - $ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up and $ sudo ifconfig wlan0 down But couldn't find anything which tells the ...
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user not allowed to connect to wifi

I have a Debian 8 jessie minimal install connected to a wired network. No X server is installed and no GUI. On this system I log in as unpriviledged user and I notice that the following commands are ...
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Manual creation of NetworkManager connection file fails (Error: Unknown connection)

Objective: I am trying to set up a 3G connection using NetworkManager 0.9.4 via command line. I have previously succeeded (see this question) by setting up the connection through the nm-applet (GUI in ...
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-bash: auto: command not found

I'm going to config my network interfaces and run this command: auto eth0 but it returns -bash: auto: command not found. It seems I've missed something which I don't know. Any idea? What should I ...
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How to show network adapters with their statistics?

Is there any terminal command I can use to display all the network adapters like eth0, wlanoand their data statistics like data transmitted & received?
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How to bring up a wi-fi interface from a command line?

I can't figure out how to properly bring up the wi-fi card on my laptop. When I turn it on and issue $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Interface doesn't support ...