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Re: wireless from the command line

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:24AM +1100, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Hi, 

Hi Dan

> I've had a good look around and still can't work this one out. Does
> anyone know how to configure wifi from the command line? I'm currently
> using wicd, so all my hardware is supported, however, as I rarely start
> X I would prefer to manage wifi connections through the cli.

I'm using Debian Lenny with wicd. There's the command 'wicd-curses',
which I believe is in it's own package (wicd-curses?) for newer
versions of wicd.

> I believe I have to use wpasupplicant. Can someone point me to a howto
> that gives me a few examples of the wpasupplicant config and interfacing
> it with /etc/network/interfaces.

I have no experience with using wpasupplicant so can't help you there,

> I would like my setup to automatically connect to open networks. It
> should connect to the one with the strongest signal. If that fails then
> it should connect to any wpa networks if they are in range. I would like
> some examples, so I can learn how to tweak the config quickly.

can't help you with that either, sorry again

> Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm using the asus eeepc 1008ha and
> debian squeeze if that matters.

Hope that helps

> Cheers,
> Dan


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