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 brd 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

On Linux/MacOS:

Use a terminal emulator to ssh:

user@PC:~# ssh root@
Warning: Permanently added '' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
Last login: Thu Jun 28 14:43:56 2018 from

On Windows:

Download and install PuTTy terminal emulator.

Click open, at the login prompt, type root and press Enter.