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Re: Automating wifi setup

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Chris wrote:
> Debian unstable. 3com OfficeConnect 11g card together with CVS
> ndiswrapper (need CVS for Version 2.0 card).

i'm not sure if 3com uses prism54 or not ... but if it does,
you should use it instead of ndiswrapper ( last resort )

	http://hostap.epitest.fi/releases/hostap-0.0.4.tar.gz or newer
> Oct 13 10:47:56 chris kernel: Loaded prism54 driver, version 1.2
> Oct 13 10:47:58 chris pci.agent[17828]:      prism54: loaded successfully

you probably wantot use prism drivers instead of  ndis

> In /etc/network/interfaces I have:
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
>     wireless_essid MyESSID
>     wireless_mode Managed
>     wireless_key MyWEPKey

you might need more options 
> ifconfig wlan0 up brings the i/face up with these settings - no essid
> - no key - and no IPv4.

> Follow that with:
> iwconfig wlan0 essid MyESSID
> iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
> iwconfig wlan0 key MyWEPKey
> dhclient wlan0

setup the wlan0 interface exactly the sameway as eth0 interfaces
with the exception of new wireless options
> I've read around some - but as always - FAQs/URLs welcome :-)

	- look at "other"

c ya

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