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Old 07-28-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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Need help setting up my wireless network settings


I tried posting in the Mandrake forum, but I received no replies over the last few days in this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=208903 so since I have always gotten my questions answered in here, I thought I would try my luck over here! I hope no one minds the double post.

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Alrighty then... I turned off all the encryption on my router, and set the broadcast SSID to enable, and ran
modprobe wlan
modprobe ath_pci
modprobe ath_hal
and ifup ath0
and NOW I have a working wireless connection! However, I'd like to know if anyone can tell me

1) how do I get linux to bring up the wireless card at startup
2) how can I set the SSID so I can disable broadcasting on the router
and 3) How can I set the encryption (I use a 128-bit WEP key)

If I can get those things answered, I will be forever grateful! Don't forget, I am SUPER NEWBIE, so I need plain and simple directions!
 
Old 07-28-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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oh yeah, I am running Mandrake 10 on an IBM Thinkpad T40p and I use KDE 3.2 as the gui, if that helps.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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Hi,

I think SSID is setup in your config scripts (/etc/pci/wireless.opts or something like that). For encryption... the same thing... If you find config scripts, evrything will be easier
About startup script, I can't tell you precisely because I've never used MDK10... but if module insertion at startup is enough for you see /etc/modules.conf and of course "man modules.conf"... If you want to do other than inserting modules, see /etc/init.d directory and also /etc/rc5.d/ if your default runlevel is 5...

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Old 07-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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anyone have anything more specific to add? I really need the help!
 
Old 07-29-2004, 06:33 PM   #5
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Also, I was able to add the modprobe commands into the modprobe.preload file and the wireless network now comes up at boot. However, I still need help with the SSID and encryption because I cannot find those settings anywhere.

On a semi-related note, I have run across another startup problem. I added a swap partition after Mandrake was installed and I can go into HardDrake and mount the swap partition, however, when I reboot, the partition is not mounted. Anyone know of a way to have that swap partition mounted at startup?
 
  


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