Quickly connect to open wireless CLI

First run

rfkill list all

to make sure the wireless isn’t soft blocked. If it returns a yes, you either have a physical switch turned to off or a hotkey combination. If the wireless is softblocked, you can turn of softblocks with

sudo rfkill unblock all

Next run

sudo ip link set wlan0 up


sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "network_name"

You should be connected! Run

ping google.com

just to confirm. If you’re connected, you should get messages showing “pinging with x bytes of data…”. Hit ctrl+c to end the command.