Before attempting to use Wi-Fi, ensure that the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth switch is set to the ON position on the board.
If the module is not loaded by default, check the
/etc/modprobe.d/librem5-devkit.conf file to see if it contains this line:
If this line is present, removing it will enable Wi-Fi to be enabled automatically the next time the system is started.
You can also load the relevant module by hand:
With the module loaded you can configure the network interface.
Configure with nmtui¶
In a console, run
nmtui to access the textual user interface to Network
Manager. Choose the option to activate a connection then choose your WiFi
network. The list may initially be empty because it sometimes takes 15
seconds after loading the module to populate it with available networks.
Configure with nmcli¶
If you know which network you want to connect to, you can just use
nmcli device wifi rescan nmcli device wifi list nmcli device wifi connect SSID-Name password wireless-password
If you have your Ethernet cable plugged in, you should automatically get a DHCP
eth0. Alternatively, you can bring up the wireless interface
with a DHCP address using Network Manager by running the text user interface
from the command line:
Select “Edit a Connection”. Hit enter.
Arrow over to “Add”. Hit enter.
Arrow down to “Wi-Fi”. Hit enter.
Change the name if you’d like
Arrow down to SSID and enter your wifi network name.
Change the “Security” from “<none>” to the correct wifi security type (“WPA & WPA2 Personal” is most common) and enter your wifi network password on the field below.
Arrow down to “OK” and hit enter.
Now you are on the screen with the list of your network connections where you should now see your wifi connection listed. Arrow to “Back” and hit enter.
Arrow down to “Activate a Connection”. Hit enter.
Select your wifi connection and then arrow over to “Activate” and hit enter. You should see a pop-up that says “Connecting” and when that pop-up goes away, your connection should be active. Arrow down to “Back” and hit enter.
Arrow down to “Quit” and hit enter.
Now, back at the command prompt, running
ip addrshould show that your
wlan0interface has a DHCP address and your packets should be able to reach the outside world.
purism@pureos:~$ ip addr 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 2: can0: <NOARP,ECHO> mtu 16 qdisc noop state DOWN group default qlen 10 link/can 3: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000 link/ether 00:19:b8:03:1c:ce brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 4: sit0@NONE: <NOARP> mtu 1480 qdisc noop state DOWN group default qlen 1000 link/sit 0.0.0.0 brd 0.0.0.0 5: wwan0: <POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST,NOARP> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN group default qlen 1000 link/none 6: wwan1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN group default qlen 1000 link/ether 0a:76:88:94:6b:e5 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 7: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000 link/ether 50:65:83:1b:16:70 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 192.168.1.191/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global dynamic noprefixroute wlan0 valid_lft 3068649028sec preferred_lft 3068649028sec inet6 2601:281:c601:6dff:1e66:701c:25cc:7221/64 scope global dynamic noprefixroute valid_lft 3068649028sec preferred_lft 3068649028sec inet6 fe80::7231:a831:5341:6968/64 scope link noprefixroute valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever purism@pureos:~$ ping puri.sm PING puri.sm (18.104.22.168) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from web.puri.sm (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=154 ms 64 bytes from web.puri.sm (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=2 ttl=46 time=165 ms 64 bytes from web.puri.sm (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=3 ttl=46 time=161 ms ^C --- puri.sm ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2000ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 154.192/160.226/165.224/4.586 ms