Configure Wireless on the Command Line

Today I have mainly been attempting to create a very light installation of Ubuntu on an old Pentium III. I started by installing a base system with the Ubuntu alternative install disk. After the base system was installed I then tried to configure my wireless card from the command line.

I was half expecting this to be a difficult task, however it wasn't actually too difficult and thanks to some rather nifty instructions I managed to get my wireless card working in no time. For future reference here are the necessary commands:

1. Turn the interface on with the following command: