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Topic: Connecting to a wireless network under Gparted Live boot disk

I have a wireless connection to my modem/router. When I boot GParted live I see a Network Configuration icon I can use to try to setup my network from GParted live so I can get to the Internet but no matter what I do it never asks me for my wireless network name or passcode. Does GParted Live allow a wireless connection and if so, how do I configure it ?

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Re: Connecting to a wireless network under Gparted Live boot disk

Good question.  I've never tried this myself.

Since GParted Live is based on Debian Live, you might perform an internet search to determine how to enable a wireless connection in Debian.  Then you could try the same commands with GParted Live.

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Re: Connecting to a wireless network under Gparted Live boot disk

It is perfectly possible, the problem is first you should have a wired connection to get wpasupplicant, in order to make it work.
First, you have to use the network desktop icon and select the eth0 network and dhcp (having the internet cable connected)
Then, you have to open a terminal (icon)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install wpasupplicant

# create a wpa_supplicant configuration file
sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
#add this lines
network={
ssid="YourNetworkName"
psk="NetworkPassword"
}
# press Ctrl+X to save and exit
# start wpa_supplicant
sudo wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -d -D wext
# do not close the previous terminal process

Then run again the network conf (desktop icon), and select wlan0, then dhcp.

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Re: Connecting to a wireless network under Gparted Live boot disk

Thanks ferroao for providing wireless connection steps.