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How to set up wireless from the command line (this assums wlan0 is your wireless card):
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* log in as root
 
  su
 
* Enable the wireless card
 
  ifconfig wlan0 up
 
* Back up your wpa_supplicant config file
 
  cp /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.back
 
* Edit your wpa_supplicatnt.conf to remove all but one 'network' block (or leave a couple if you're going to connect to more than one network)
 
  vi /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
 
* Edit that 'network' block with the appropriate information for your router then save and exit the file
 
* Connect to your wireless network
 
  iwconfig wlan0 essid <ssid>
 
* Authenticate yourself on the network
 
  wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
 
* Check your wireless card
 
  iwconfig wlan0
 
* verify that the SSID is <Your Router>
 
* wait 10 seconds
 
* Request an IP address from your router 
 
  dhcpcd wlan0
 
* Check to see that you have a valid IP address for wlan0
 
  ifconfig
 
* Log off root
 
  exit
 
 
 
Note: Although this should work, it may require hours of frustration with little explanation of why things are not working. I recently talked my friend through this over the phone and it took about 3 hours all together, and that was after I had already spent a couple of hours setting it up on a different network to make sure it was working.
 
 
 
References:
 
[http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wpa_supplicant]
 
[http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless#Manual_setup]
 
[http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Autowifi]
 

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