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Re: sarge wireless config

On 9/29/05, Thore Senneset <thore@senneset.net> wrote:
> | iwconfig eth0 essid test mode managed key on enc 11111111111111111111111111
> | ifup eth0 (this sometimes says eth0 is already configured and quits)
> | ifconfig (did it work)
> Why not smack the whole thing in /etc/network/interfaces (assuming
> you're using DHCP):
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
>       wireless-essid    test
>       wireless-key      11111111111111111111111111i am afraid, being a newbie, i dont quite know what to do with the entries you have suggested. the following is the information in my current /etc/network/interfaces.
>       wireless-mode     Managed
>       wireless-rate     auto
>       wireless-nick     your-host-name

thanks for the reply,
a few more quick questions (i'm a bit of a newbie). do I just add the
info you gave at the end of the /etc/network/interfaces file? also i
roam with this laptop. would inputting all this info in prevent me
from using other wlans? i also use a lan card in the same socket as
the wireless pcmcia if there are no wlans available. how do i account
for this in the interfaces? any gui out there that would help me do
this on the fly without modifying the interfaces file for each essids
that i use?

my interfaces file
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
# They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.
mapping hotplug
	script grep
	map eth0

# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp

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