recover media for macos can't find network servers
I didn't know there was a mac forum. reposting here
I made a bootable recovery USB for my macos Catalina. It will boot just fine, but it can't restore. It has no network connections pre-installed (like the windows one does), and I can't connect to my local SMB server to restore from it. The mac does happily back up to this server every day, so clearly true image knows about the connection, knows the password and everything.
Not only is the connection not there like I expect it to be, I can not establish an smb connection. I tried smd://servername/folder as well as smb://ipaddress.
So - my questions: should be connection used for backup be configured in the recovery media already?
I'm trying to connect using wifi. Does the recovery media not know about wifi?