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Old 06-04-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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Debian: How do I set wireless (iwconfig) options at boot?

Ok, I'm running Debian Unstable, though deployed using Knoppix. I am also using Driverloader for use with my wireless card, however... I don't think that stuff matters.

Right now, in order for my wireless network to work, I have to do the following:
1. Boot
2. Open Terminal.
3. Run SU
4. Run: iwconfig eth0 essid mynet mode ad-hoc
5. Then I go to the KNOPPIX menu on my taskbar and run Network Card Configuration, which updates the DHCP
6. Then, network works.

How can I modify the startup files to include:
1. The SSID
2. Mode - Ad-hoc
3. Update DHCP

Old 06-06-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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If you need additional commands run at boot time then you can add them to the end of your rc.local file.


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