Tip : never mind wifi – hook up a lan cable and do wifi when you have a desktop

Totally new for me – so we learned it together

We have the wiki as our guide open: 

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless_network_configuration

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_configuration

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_configuration#Network_managers

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager

We follow the wiki and type in the commands we read on the wiki.

We need to know the name of our network interface card or NIC.

ip link provided us the name aka wlp4s0

All applications to connect to the wifi are installed on ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB like wpa_supplicant, wifi-menu, iw, wireless_tools, …

Then we need to set the link to up

sudo ip link set wlp4s0

Then we need to connect to an access point.

sudo wifi-menu

Select the correct wifi and type your password.

Now we should still contact the wifi – it know what to contact and how to contact but there is no connection to it yet.

nmtui

On ArcoLinux we have always networkmanager installed so we have also this nmtui installed.