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reverse 10-06-2007 07:40 AM

Manually having to set essid
 
This is my /etc/network/interfaces file:

Code:

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
        address 192.168.1.3
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        wireless-essid WL500gP
        gateway 192.168.1.1
        dns-nameservers 192.168.1.1

However, on every boot, I need to manually issue:

`iwconfig eth1 essid WL500gP`

and then the network connection is up and dandy. Where am I going wrong? My card is a Broadcom wireless one which I'm getting to work via bcm43xx-fwcutter. (Debian SID)

reverse 10-08-2007 07:43 AM

For the moderators: could this thread be moved to `linux networking` please? I don't seem to be having much luck in `Debian`.

farslayer 10-08-2007 11:36 AM

Have you tried using post-up in your configuration ?


Code:

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
        address 192.168.1.3
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        gateway 192.168.1.1
        dns-nameservers 192.168.1.1
        post-up iwconfig eth1 essid WL500gP

that should automate the essid change after the interface is brought up

reverse 10-09-2007 07:30 AM

That works, thanks.


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