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Old 05-20-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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How to bring up the wireless network interface on first boot up?

Hi, I have Kanotix (Debian sid based) on my notebook which has wifi, and I would like it to have wifi ready once it booted up into KDE. Which config file should I edit. Currently I need to issue command

ifconfig ath0 up



in order to have everything setup and ready to surf the web.
Currently I noticed during boot up that it has issue dhclient, but failed to connect since ifconfig ath0 up is not yet issued, so I would like to inject the later command into the boot process which I don't know how to do.

Old 05-20-2006, 11:29 PM   #2
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Edit "/etc/network/interfaces" add/change these lines for the ath0 section:

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
pre-up modprobe ath_pci
post-down rmmod ath_pci


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