How to set up WiFi on msOS?

If your WiFi adapter is supported, you will be able to see it on the list of WiFi devices by using the following command in the remote console:

nmcli dev wifi

minerstat - WiFi list

To set up your WiFi network, you will need to use the mwifi command:

mwifi mywifiname mywifipassword

Where mywifiname is the SSID of your WiFi network and mywifipassword is password of your WiFi network.

minerstat - mwifi command

Limitations

  • Make sure to use correct values as both SSID and password are case-sensitive.
  • Make sure to avoid spaces and any special characters as mwifi command does not support such usage. If your SSID or password are using special characters, you might need to use manual mode to update your WiFi network settings.

Manual update

You can also set up the network settings manually by editing  network.txt file. You can reach network.txt file by entering: sudo nano /media/storage/network.txt

Example of network.txt file

The first part of network.txt file are comments about the usage of network.txt file - they start with # character. To set up WiFi through network.txt you need to add the following two lines to the file.

WIFISSID="mywifiname"
WIFIPASS="mywifipassword"

Where mywifiname is the SSID of your WiFi network and mywifipassword is password of your WiFi network.

minerstat - network.txt

Save the file and exit it, then call the sync command to save changes to the drive.

Stop using WiFi

To stop using WiFi, you can use command:

dhcp

minerstat - DHCP

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