Manish Batra asked:
I have just installed CentOS 7 over an old windows PC. The CentOS 7 image was of minimal install as I had only 4 GB of pendrive available.
The wifi driver named wlp18s0b1 shows in the list if I do
ip link but it’s configuration file is not there in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scritps/ so I can’t enable this interface using
ifup wlp18s0b1 says the following.
/sbin/ifup: configuration for wlp18s0b1 not found.
nmcli d shows the wifi device wlp18s0b1 listed along with the ethernet card but when I do
nmcli conn up it says the following .
Error: unknown connection wlp18s0b1
I am not sure how to bring this device up with
nmcli and I don’t have any extra network tools such as
iw, iwconfig, ifconfig, dhclient available as it was a minimal install.
I only have access to wifi from here so can’t use ethernet to install these as well.
You can quickly connect to a wireless network using
nmcli d wifi c <SSID> --ask
This will connect to the specified SSID, ask you for the passphrase, and configure the entire connection for you.
You are meant to use the literal word
wifi, not the interface name. NetworkManager will find your WiFi interface on its own.
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