connecting to wireless network

Joel Roth joelz at
Tue May 3 17:47:09 UTC 2016

mattias wrote:
> if iwconfig is installed yes
> if i remember correct
> apt-get install wireless-tools

iw is more recent, and iwconf is deprecated.
Quoth the docs:

iw is a new nl80211 based CLI configuration utility for
wireless devices. It supports all new drivers that have been
added to the kernel recently. The old tool iwconfing, which
uses Wireless Extensions interface, is deprecated and it's
strongly recommended to switch to iw and nl80211.

Here is a cheatsheet for iwconfig users seeking to migrate:
> On 2016-05-03 18:59, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
> >Hi.
> >I'm about to get debian installed now.
> >How do I connect to my wireless network?
> >can I do this using the command line?
> >the store has internet, but I need to be able to connect when I'm home.
> >/Kristoffer
> >
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