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Hi,

Very Very new to Kali Linux.  Running it on a bootable USB drive.   I have managed to create a persistent partisan on the USB for saving files.  However every time I fire up the OS and want to use internet I have to enter my wireless password (to get a wireless connection)

Is there any way I can persist the password so I do not have to re -enter it every time?

Thank you
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Duncan Roe earned 500 total points
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The file containing wifi passwords is /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf. You can read the documentation for it by entering man wpa_supplicant.conf in a command-line window. The page refers you to a sample config which I have attached for your convenience. Here's a really simple example which works for me (names changed of course)
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=root
network={
  ssid="my network"
  psk="my password"
}

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Your problem will be to install that file. I am not familiar with Kali Linux but expect the system files are in some kind of compressed archive which is restored at boot time so is not easily modified. In that case, you will need to install wpa_supplicant.conf after the system has booted. Do you need help with that?
sample.txt
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Thanks Duncan!
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