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Old 12-28-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
ath0
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Slackware WLAN Configuration.


Hello,
I'm a newbie at Slackware and come from Germany so please don't read
my Grammar mistakes :P
I have one question about configuring my WLAN Acces Point
so i have an Atheros 5007 in my Laptop and he is also installed.
But when I want to connect to my Acces Point i must type in my Console
Code:
iwconfig ath0 essid "my essid" [ENTER]
      dhcpcd ath0
but this is very bad
so can anyone tell how to write my /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf ?
Essid is : WLAN-3EE147
Encryption Type is : WEP
Code:
# Wireless LAN adapter configuration
#
# Theory of operation : 
#
# The script attempts to match a block of settings to the specific wireless
# card inserted, the *first* block matching the card is used.
# The address format is "hwaddr", with * as a wildcard.
# 'hwaddr' is the unique MAC address identifier of the wireless card.
# The MAC address is usually printed on the card, or can be found via ifconfig.
# Some examples here use only half of the MAC address with a wildcard to
# match a whole family of cards...
#
# All the Wireless specific configuration is done through the Wireless
# Extensions, so we will just call 'iwconfig' with the right parameters
# defined below.
# Of course, you need to have iwconfig installled on your system.
# To download iwconfig, or for more info on Wireless Extensions :
#	http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html
#
# Note : you don't need to fill all parameters, leave them blank, in most
# cases the driver will initialise itself with sane defaults values or
# automatically figure out the value... And no drivers do support all
# possible settings...
#
# -- This is a modified '/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts' script --
# -- I added sections for Prism/GT and Atheros based cards --
# --    (supported by the prism54 and madwifi drivers)     --
# --              16/sep/2004 * Eric Hameleers             --
#

VERBOSE=1

case "$HWADDR" in

## NOTE : Comment out the following five lines to activate the samples below ...
## --------- START SECTION TO REMOVE -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
*)
    INFO="Any ESSID"
    ESSID="any"
    ;;
## ---------- END SECTION TO REMOVE ------------


# Here are a few examples with a few Wireless LANs supported...
# The matching is done on the first 3 bytes of the MAC address

# SMC2835W EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter 
00:04:E2:*)
    INFO="SMC2835W EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter"
    # ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
    ESSID="any"
    # NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
    NWID=""
    # Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
    MODE="Managed"
    # Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
    FREQ=""
    CHANNEL="7"
    # Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
    SENS=""
    # Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M,54M
    RATE="auto"
    # Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
    # Example for 40-bit encryption:
    #KEY="883e-aa67-21 [1] key 5501-d0da-87 [2] key 91f5-3368-6b [3] key 2d73-31b7-96 [4]"
    # Example for 104-bit encryption (aka 128-bit WEP):
    #KEY="d5ad2f05abd048ecf10b1c80c7"
    KEY=""
    # RTS threshold : off, 500
    RTS=""
    # Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
    FRAG=""
    # Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
    IWCONFIG=""
    # iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
    IWSPY=""
    # iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
    IWPRIV=""
;;

# Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC cards
00:05:4E:*)
    INFO="Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC"
    # ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
    ESSID=""
    # Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
    MODE="Managed"
    # Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
    FREQ=""
    CHANNEL="7"
    # Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M,54M
    RATE="auto"
    # Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
    # Example for 40-bit encryption:
    #KEY="883e-aa67-21 [1] key 5501-d0da-87 [2] key 91f5-3368-6b [3] key 2d73-31b7-96 [4]"
    # Example for 104-bit encryption (aka 128-bit WEP):
    #KEY="d5ad2f05abd048ecf10b1c80c7"
    KEY=""
    # Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
    IWCONFIG=""
    # iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
    IWSPY=""
    # iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
    IWPRIV=""
    ;;

# Lucent Wavelan IEEE (+ Orinoco, RoamAbout and ELSA)
# Note : wvlan_cs driver only, and version 1.0.4+ for encryption support
00:60:1D:*|00:02:2D:*)
    INFO="Wavelan IEEE example (Lucent default settings)"
    ESSID="Wavelan Network"
    MODE="Managed"
    #RATE="auto"
    KEY="s:secu1"
    # To set all four keys, use :
    #KEY="s:secu1 [1] key s:secu2 [2] key s:secu3 [3] key s:secu4 [4] key [1]"
    # For the RG 1000 Residential Gateway: The ESSID is the identifier on
    # the unit, and the default key is the last 5 digits of the same.
    #ESSID="084d70"
    #KEY="s:84d70"
    ;;

# Cisco/Aironet 4800/3x0
# Note : MPL driver only (airo/airo_cs), version 1.3 or later
00:40:96:*|00:02:8A:*)
    INFO="Cisco/Aironet example (Cisco default settings)"
    ESSID="any"
    # To set all four ESSID, use iwconfig v21 and the same trick as above
    MODE="Managed"
    #RATE="11M auto"
    #KEY="d5ad2f05abd048ecf10b1c80c7"
    KEY="off"
    ;;

# Samsung MagicLan (+ some other PrismII cards)
# Note : Samsung binary library driver, version 1.20 or later
00:00:F0:*|00:02:78:*)
    INFO="Samsung MagicLan example (Samsung default settings)"
    ESSID="any"
    MODE="Managed"
    CHANNEL="4"
    RATE="auto"
    #KEY="883e-aa67-21 [1] key 5501-d0da-87 [2] key 91f5-3368-6b [3] key 2d73-31b7-96 [4]"
    #IWCONFIG="power on"
    ;;

# Raytheon Raylink/WebGear Aviator2.4
# Note : doesn't work yet, please use for debugging only :-(
00:00:8F:*|00:00:F1:*)
    INFO="Raylink/Aviator2.4 example (Aviator default ad-hoc setting)"
    ESSID="ADHOC_ESSID"
    MODE="Ad-Hoc"
    RATE="auto"
    IWPRIV="set_framing 1"
    ;;

# Old Lucent Wavelan
08:00:0E:*)
    INFO="Wavelan example (Lucent default settings)"
    NWID="0100"
    MODE="Ad-Hoc"
    FREQ="2.425G"
    KEY="off"
    ;;

# Netwave (Xircom Netwave/Netwave Airsurfer)
00:80:C7:*)
    INFO="Netwave example (Netwave default settings)"
    NWID="100"
    KEY="00"
    ;;

# Proxim RangeLan2/Symphony (what is the MAC address ???)
XX:XX:XX:*)
    INFO="Proxim RangeLan2/Symphony example"
    NWID="0"
    MODE="Master"
    CHANNEL="15"
    IWPRIV="setsubchan 1"
    ;;

# No Wires Needed Swallow 550 and 1100 setting (what is the MAC address ???)
XX:XX:XX:*)
    INFO="NWN Swallow example"
    ESSID="session"
    KEY="0000-0000-00 open"
    ;;

# Symbol Spectrum24 setting (what is the MAC address ???)
XX:XX:XX:*)
    INFO="Symbol Spectrum24 example"
    ESSID="Essid string"
    ;;

# Generic example (decribe all possible settings)
*)
    INFO="Fill with your own settings..."
    # ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
    ESSID=""
    # NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
    NWID=""
    # Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
    MODE=""
    # Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
    FREQ=""
    CHANNEL=""
    # Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
    SENS=""
    # Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M
    RATE=""
    # Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
    KEY=""
    # RTS threshold : off, 500
    RTS=""
    # Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
    FRAG=""
    # Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
    IWCONFIG=""
    # iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
    IWSPY=""
    # iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
    IWPRIV=""
    ;;
esac
i please you to help me

very well wishes Tobi :P
 
Old 12-28-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
mk27
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I would try editing this bit:

Code:
# Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC cards
00:05:4E:*)
    INFO="Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC"
    # ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
    ESSID="WLAN-3EE147"
If that doesn't work, you could write your own little command:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

iwconfig ath0 essid WLAN-3EE147
dhcpcd ath0
Do this as root. Call it "wifi", then chmod 755 wifi and copy it into /usr/local/bin. After that, all you'll need to do is type "wifi".
 
  


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