Getting Wifi working on Lubuntu Base (exotica edition)

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Getting Wifi working on Lubuntu Base (exotica edition)

Post by asantaga » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:42 pm

Hey all,

Im resurecting my old joggler and trying to install lubuntu 14.04 base from exotica. I only want a bare bones Linux with UI so the base edition is perfect, but I cant get the wifi configured.. Can anyone suggest/assist with configuration??

Ive tried editing /etc/network/interfaces but it doesnt connect or get a dhcp address

log files enroute soon
Angelo

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Re: Getting Wifi working on Lubuntu Base (exotica edition)

Post by pete » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:01 pm

Are you using the base 14.04 Ubuntu without a GUI?

I am running SqueezePlayers here wired and wirelessly. That said I have historically configured these boxes long math way for wireless use.

So looking at one wirelessly connected Openframe2/Squeezeplayer box see /etc/network/interfaces file

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "SSID"
wpa-psk "password"

I am letting Squeezeplayer configure this one.

There is also a /etc/wpa_supplicant directory.

Long math way...
  • ifconfig: Enable your wireless device.
  • iwlist: List the available wireless access points.
  • iwconfig: Configure your wireless connection.
  • dhclient: Get your IP Address via dhcp.
  • wpa_supplicant: For use with WPA authentication.
tools way:
  • which ifconfig
  • which iwlist
  • which iwconfig
  • which dhclient
  • which wpa_supplicant
For WPA:

1. Issue the command wpa_passphrase SSID PASSWORD
2. This will generate a psk string that you will use in the configuration file.
3. nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Network={
ssid=SSID
psk=PSK
}
4. Run the wpa_supplicant daemon with the command:
wpa_supplicant -B -i INTERFACE -DWext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Where INTERFACE is the name of your wireless interface.
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Re: Getting Wifi working on Lubuntu Base (exotica edition)

Post by asantaga » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:14 pm

I was using base ubuntu without gui, but ive just installed one now
.
I'll try your steps and report back
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Re: Getting Wifi working on Lubuntu Base (exotica edition)

Post by pete » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 pm

It's easy via command line. I explained very much in a brief way above.

Google "Ubuntu command line wireless WPA configuration" for a more granular step by step.

Personally assumed here that it did not work via the Squeezeplayer GUI so initially did it long math way.

On my current builds of Squeezeplayers just let it do it auto wise. Note here have a few Squeeze players floating around which are Jogglers, Openpeak 1's and Openpeak 2's.

One Openpeak 1 is totally modded running Ubuntu with an RTC/battery, USB hub, wireless/wired. Wired NIC bios is updated. Still looking to utilize DECT and Zigbee on it.

Rest of them have been updated with Seabios and running embedded Windows for my automation touchscreens.
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