- You need to manually add your wifi (wlan0) interface details to your /etc/network/interfaces file.
- If you are using a WPA or WPA2 password on your wifi network you need to convert the WPA-PSK password to HEX.
- To create a HEX encoded key for your wifi network configuration use the following command (remove < >) :
sudo wpa_passphrase <Your Wifi Network SSID> <Your Wifi WPA/WPA2 password>
- In this example we are assigning 192.168.0.2 as the fixed IP of our wifi lan adaptor with gateway and dns on 192.168.0.1.
- Change the network information according to your setup.
- Open a terminal window and enter:
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
- The add the following for you wifi lan adaptor to create a fixed IP entry that will auto connect at startup for all users.
- Save and reboot when done.
# The wifi network interface auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.0.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255 gateway 192.168.0.1 dns-nameservers 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2, 126.96.36.199 wpa-ssid <Your Wifi Network SSID> wpa-psk <Your HEX encoded Wifi WPA password>
- After reboot your wifi network should be active and connected with a fixed IP before user login.