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Old 07-14-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question /etc/network/interfaces -- more than one wireless network?

I have wireless with WEP working on one network by editing /etc/network/interfaces, something like:
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address w.x.y.z
netmask w.x.y.z
gateway w.x.y.z
wireless-essid my-essid
wireless-key my-wireless-key
I want to be able to add another network to the list, with a different wireless-essid and wireless-key. Ideally I wouldn't have to change this file every time I went between the networks.

Can anyone post a working /etc/network/interfaces with multiple wireless LANs, or point me in the right direction?

Old 07-16-2006, 10:40 AM   #2
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You might get some ideas from this thread. It's a little clumsy, tho.

When you turn on a Windows laptop, and it doesn't find a recognized network, it immediately offers you a list of networks it does see. That would be kind of nice ... and the various security options that may or may not be needed, also complicate things.

I'd like to see an elegant solution. The suggestion of wifi-radar in the linked thread may work for you on Ubuntu.
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Newer versions of wpa-supplicant has a roaming solution. check out 'man wpa_action'
Old 07-18-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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Good post....
Just courious if someone can bond those 2 cards...
If you want those wifi works simultaneously, dont you think it's like WIFI BONDING. THO it's different ESSID.


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