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How To use Wifi network adapter

Gnome GUI

Gnome: Right Click on Gnome Panel -> Add to panel -> Select Network Monitor -> Click Add. You will see a network status icon. Right click on it and configure your wireless Device. (network-manager-gnome)


KDE: Install network-manager-kde if its not installed already.

Command line

WPA : using wpasupplicant

Theoretically, you can just install wpasupplicant :

  • apt-get install wpasupplicant

Look at the [http://manpages.debian.net/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=wpa_supplicant.conf&apropos=0&sektion=5 wpa_supplicant.conf] manpage to determine how to write it.

Authenticate with wpa using PSK TKIP

  • To authenticate to your wireless wpa, or wpa2 secure network use the following instructions.
  • [:Manual-Howto#head-6fdd87d329e68a583e5fde32c6b21e460e5541a5: wpa using PSK TKIP]



Foreword : The [wiki:Wired_Equivalent_Privacy WEP] wireless protocol is insecure. DO NOT USE IT ! (It is very easy to capture the network traffic, including your email content and password)