Ubuntu – How to connect to free Starbucks wifi via command-line

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I want to connect to a free open wifi, like Starbucks, but I don't want a full-fledged desktop gui like Unity or GNOME. How can I do this via command-line (pretending my install base is Ubuntu Server + drivers for my wifi card)?

Best Answer

you can use iwconfig. I have done it with wep. normally this is enough

iwconfig ethX essid ESSID key open XXXXXXXXXX

and then call the dhcp client with dhclient3 ethx

I'm doing this from memory. But check the manual of iwconfig for more info

man iwconfig