Re: Wireless network card
On Monday 29 August 2005 21:19, Alan Ianson wrote:
> Thanks for the tip. I did go buy this card and built the madwifi package
> and it seems to work quite well. Looking back I think the 3com card was
> also working, I just didn't know how to configure debian to get it up and
> running. I have an open unencrypted linkup to the ap right now so I need to
> set it up with a bit more security. Can you give me any pointers on how to
> set that up? Where do I put that config? Does it go under ath0 in
> I need to get straight in my head how to configure wireless in debian. I
> seem to have it working now, but I'm not sure if I can do it again.. ;)
Yes, you can put it in /etc/network/interfaces. The stanza might look
iface home-wireless inet dhcp
wireless-essid your essid
Don't put quotes around your ESSID. You'll need the 'wireless-key' if you're
using WEP. See man iwconfig for the full list of wireless configuration
options. All the options defined in there go preceded by a "wireless-" if
they're used in the interfaces file.
To bring the adapter up using that particular configuration run as root
$ ifup ath0=home-wireless
where ath0 is your device's name. You can also have alternate configurations.
iface work-wireless inet static
and use it with $ ifup ath0=work-wireless for more details check man
interfaces and man iwconfig.
If you move around a bit and really want to get fancy look here:
You can apparently set up your laptop to automatically detect which network is
available and choose the appropriate adapter configuration. I haven't tried
it myself (yet!).
Hope that helps.