Newbie wants to connect laptop to internet with wireless router... how?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sun Oct 5 08:25:34 PDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 4:23 AM, Lauri Kasanen <curaga at> wrote:
> If your wlan router uses WPA encryption instead of WEP, you'll also need wpasupplicant. For WEP your steps are fine.
> After connecting like that, you just need to enter your IP, and the router's:
> ip addr add dev wlan0
> ip route add default via dev wlan0
> echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf

It's very likely that your router is setup as a DHCP server, so you
can just use a DHCP client to handle these details. There are two dhcp
clients in BLFS:

This has a summary of the wireless side:


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