Wifi Dongle - iwconfig - Operation not permitted

MatAffMatAff New Member Posts: 18 ✭✭

I'm trying to use a wifi dongle to connect my Up-Board to my network. But I'm getting stuck. I'm running ubilinux. This is what I've done so far.

When I run:
sudo ifconfig -a

The dongle shows up as:

wlx503eaa88648a: flags=4098<BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
    ether 50:3e:aa:88:64:8a  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
    RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

When I run:
lsusb

The device shows up as:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter

I installed wireless tool using:
sudo apt-get install wireless-tools

I tried to add my network using:
sudo iwconfig wlx503eaa88648a essid MyNetworkName key s:MyNetworkPassword

But this results in:
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlx503eaa88648a ; Operation not permitted.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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