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Bug#502955: marked as done (debian-installer: essid cannot be chosen)

Your message dated Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:26:53 -0600
with message-id <20120714172653.GB5758@mykerinos.kheops.frmug.org>
and subject line Bug fixed for ages..:-)
has caused the Debian Bug report #284799,
regarding debian-installer: essid cannot be chosen
to be marked as done.

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Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

There are multiple wireless spots around my house. Debian defaults to an
unsecured network(see later how I discovered this), but that network needs a web-based login (only
available to paying customers), so it doesn't actually work. My own
wireless router works, and I have the key for it, but the installer
never actually asks for the essid, so I don't have a chance to select

What is worse, is that being a sort-of-expert, I tried to get around
this using a console+iwconfig combo, but iwconfig was not available. So,
I had to do a very minimial install, then boot into bash, then set the
correct essid&key using iwconfig and then do "apt-get ...". It worked in
the end, but under "/etc/network/interfaces" debian of course put the
essid of the unsecured network (just as I suspected).

This behaviour is not correct, as I believe:
1) Wireless is getting very widespread
2) So most normal people will try to install debian through wifi
3) And most people will live next to other people, who also have wifi
4) So it is essential to be able to select the correct essid

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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This bug is fixed since ages..:-)


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