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Old 10-22-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
kunalshah
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automatically connecting to wireless network


Hi Gurus,

I am using Fedora 9 -GNOME on Acer Extensa 4420. It has broadcom wireless and I have downloaded and compiled the module. According to documentation at broadcom site (not able to post url here) I have successfully compiled the modules in /home/me/hybrid_wl. it gave me loadable module /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko.

Now according to document if I do manually following two commands in sequance, I am able to connect to wireless network and works perfectly fine.

$sudo modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
$sudo insmod /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko

So I am almost there. Only caveat here is that I have to run these two commands manually every time I boot into fedora 9. I want to know if this can be automated. I want to know if modules can be loaded automatically with modprobe and insmod while Fedora 9 boots.

Thanks
 
Old 10-22-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hi Gurus,

I am using Fedora 9 -GNOME on Acer Extensa 4420. It has broadcom wireless and I have downloaded and compiled the module. According to documentation at broadcom site (not able to post url here) I have successfully compiled the modules in /home/me/hybrid_wl. it gave me loadable module /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko.

Now according to document if I do manually following two commands in sequance, I am able to connect to wireless network and works perfectly fine.

$sudo modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
$sudo insmod /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko

So I am almost there. Only caveat here is that I have to run these two commands manually every time I boot into fedora 9. I want to know if this can be automated. I want to know if modules can be loaded automatically with modprobe and insmod while Fedora 9 boots.

Thanks
You can try editing /etc/modprobe.conf....or make a script... something like this...

root@host# vi /usr/local/bin/startwireless
Code:
#!/bin/bash
#
modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
insmod /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko
exit 0
#
Then make it executable

root@host# chmod +x /usr/local/bin/startwireless

Now edit the /etc/rc.local file and add your script...

root@host# vi /etc/rc.local
Code:
/usr/local/bin/startwireless
-C
 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:46 PM   #3
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If you're using Gnome, Networkmanager can manage all of your connections... including automatically connecting to wireless networks. Just right-click on the Networkmanager, edit connections<wireless and then set it to automatically connect to the desired network.
 
  


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