Re: Dynamic Networking
Am Donnerstag 04 Januar 2007 10:17 schrieb Dave Page:
> Hi there,
> I've recently reinstalled my laptop with Etch. Back when it was running
> Sarge, I used the packge "laptop-net" to handle switching network
> connections, plugging in the wireless card etc. while the system was
> I assumed that in Etch, udev and friends would take care of this for
> me, but this seems not to be the case. At the basic level, I'd like my
> laptop to try to obtain a DHCP lease when the wired network is
> connected, and to scan for known wireless networks when the PCMCIA wifi
> card is inserted (and to try to connect to recognised wifi networks).
> What's the "right" way to do this in Etch? Ideally I'd like a nice
> Debian-compatiable KDE interface for this.
Have a look at the packages ifplugd, guessnet and wpasupplicant. I have
written a Linux User article and made a presentation about this, but both
are in german.
They offer no GUI itnerface like networkmanager tough.
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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