Configuring and activating a network¶
Neutis image comes with pre-installed NetworkManager so that you can use
nmcli console tool to manage your wifi connections.
Firstly, log into your Neutis via serial console or ethernet to add the network.
You can list all available networks by typing:
nmcli device wifi list
It produces the output similar to this:
* SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY * EML33T2 Infra 11 54 Mbit/s 79 *** WPA2 DIRECT-wBM2070 Series Infra 11 54 Mbit/s 64 *** WPA2 MTS_FREE_SPB Infra 6 54 Mbit/s 50 **
If your network is using WPA2 security, type:
sudo nmcli device wifi connect "NETWORK_SSID" password "NETWORK_PASSWORD"
If you need to connect to an open network, leave the password parameter empty:
sudo nmcli device wifi connect "NETWORK_SSID"
The more detailed information about nmcli tool, its parameters and connecting to the hidden or 802.1X networks is available on nmcli tool page.
After connecting to a network, the following message will appear:
Device 'wlan0' successfully activated with 'd6bd78ac-2ff9-42b5-96d1-d984fb4ee852'
You need to find Neutis IP address:
ip addr show wlan0
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel qlen 1000 link/ether b0:f1:ec:02:17:4c brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 192.168.1.170/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global dynamic wlan0 valid_lft 4235sec preferred_lft 4235sec inet6 fe80::b09a:b317:36e2:7608/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
In this case, the IP address is
You can connect to Neutis via ssh, the internet connection is available now:
Connecting to Neutis¶
Use a terminal emulator to ssh:
user@PC:~# ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Warning: Permanently added '192.168.1.170' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts. Last login: Thu Jun 28 14:43:56 2018 from 192.168.2.25 root@neutis-n5:~#
Download and install PuTTy terminal emulator.
Click open, at the login prompt, type
root and press Enter.