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Old 10-20-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
paul2463
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Fedora Core 4 and wireless Card


Hello from a Newbie Newbie ( so new not even scratched yet)

I have installed Fedora Core 4 on my machine, I have set up and configured my wireless network card using NDISWRAPPER. my problem is that when I configure the card in TERMINAL, I can get the network up and ping things. My problem is that when I take the network down or turn off my system the config files seems to forget that the security key is OPEN and defaults to RESTRCTED so when I reboot the system it cant get the DHCP information because it cant connect to the AP. everytime I have to run TERMINAL and type

iwconfig wlan0 key open s:xxxxxxxxxxx
dhclient wlan0

and wayhey up comes the network again. I know it is the OPEN/RESTRICTED problem because the password is correctly saved.

Any help in getting my system to remember its OPEN would be gratefully recieved.
 
Old 10-21-2005, 06:35 AM   #2
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FC wireless device configuration is handled by the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-DEVICENAME script (or /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/.*/.*), which variables are read by /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless. It contains a variable (IWCONFIG) which will let you directly pass options to iwconfig. Add this to your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-DEVICENAME script and all should be ready:
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IWCONFIG="key open"
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:20 PM   #3
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Thank You unspawn

you are a saviour, with that one little line my network comes up on startup now, now I have to read the other forums for why I can talk to my wireless router and configure it using Firefox, I cant talk through it to the internet even though all the routes are set by the router DCHP ...

once again many thanks
 
  


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