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interfaces-wifi - WiFi vocabulary for the interfaces(5) file format
Wi-Fi (the IEEE 802.11 family of protocols) is a commonly used wireless networking standard. The following options allow for configuration of Wi-Fi client interfaces. WPA-secured networks are managed using wpa_supplicant(8), while insecure networks are managed directly with iwconfig(8).
wifi-config-path path Denotes the absolute path to a wpa_supplicant configuration file. If no path is given, /run/wpa_supplicant.<interface>.conf will be used for a temporary configuration file. This option may not be used with other configuration options. wifi-ssid ssid The SSID the Wi-Fi client should connect to. wifi-psk psk The passphrase for connecting to the Wi-Fi network. If unset, the client will connect without WPA2 encryption.
A typical setup may involve connecting to a home and work network. To achieve this, we can define a pair of virtual interfaces called wifi-home and wifi-work, which connect to their respective wifi networks: iface wifi-home use dhcp wifi-ssid HomeNetwork wifi-psk ExamplePassphrase iface wifi-work use dhcp wifi-config-path /etc/network/wpa-work.conf The virtual interfaces can be used with ifup and ifdown: # ifup wlan0=wifi-home # ifdown wlan0 # ifup wlan0=wifi-work
Ariadne Conill <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2022-02-16 interfaces-wifi(5)