I somehow get so much trouble setting up the internet. I am trying to install the Wifi package that let me set it up on a GUI configuration. I used it before but I cannot find it right now.

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    Ubuntu Server doesn't have a GUI.
    – Pilot6
    Commented Jul 31, 2022 at 9:49
  • Maybe you used raspi-config to setup the wifi on a raspberry pi, and are misremembering using that on an Ubuntu server? Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 0:20
  • I was using nmtui this. Maybe I chose the wrong word GUI! Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 13:32

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There is no GUI and the command is nmcli and that is part of networkmanager package. The commands are ...

To list the available wifi interface(s):

nmcli d 

To turn wifi on:

nmcli r wifi on

To list available wifi networks:

nmcli d wifi list

To connect:

nmcli d wifi connect {ssid} password {password}

In case it is a hidden network:

One time:

nmcli c add type wifi con-name {connectionname} ifname wlan0 ssid {ssid}
nmcli c modify {connectionname} wifi-sec.key-mgmt wpa-psk wifi-sec.psk {password}

And then to connect:

nmcli c up {connectionname}
  • hmm i see. I remember I did something like not GUI but it was very easy. But, thank you! I will do that now. Commented Jul 31, 2022 at 11:26

there is tool called nmtui that looks like this


you can install it using command sudo apt-get install nmtui

  • It was something like this. But in English? Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 13:33
  • yes, this tool has localization set accordint to localectl
    – vodolaz095
    Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 15:14

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