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Old 07-24-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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How to automatically connect on startup?


I just got a new laptop a few days ago (Dell inspiron 600m) and upgraded from XP to SuSE 9.3.

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Everything is running just fine (I haven't gotten to the keyboard yet) except...

...when I start up, the wireless network I setup isn't being automatically connected. I have a g network and the internal card (intel somethingoranother) works great, but I'm forced (using KDE) to click on the networking link and select which wireless network to use. (There are currently four to choose from, inlcuding three of my neighbors' unsecured networks.)

How to I specify to SuSE and KDE to autoconnect to the one I have in my house (which uses a 64-bit WEP key with ASCII authentication)? I've been looking and cannot find anything yet.

Thanks in advance!!!
 
Old 07-25-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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Write a script

Write a script that goes in /etc/init.d

Scripts are usually of the bin/bash variety and make it executable.

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Old 07-29-2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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I'm interested in automatically connecting too.

I'd like to define a list of wireless access points and to connect to them in descending priority.

Of course, I have no idea how to define these WAPs and how to code the script. Can anyone help?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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I'm interested in automatically connecting too.

I'd like to define a list of wireless access points and to connect to them in descending priority.

Of course, I have no idea how to define these WAPs and how to code the script. Can anyone help?
If you are using KDE, most disros have the application called kwifi. You can set up different access points, keys the whole magilla. As I recall, it still required root to switch which might/might not be a bad thing depending on your point of view. kwifi is sometimes in a meta-package with a bunch of other stuff. It just depends on the distro.

Gnome has something like it, I don't know the name though.

If you are using Suse, I have 9.3 and their kinternet is the best yet. I want to make a debian package because it's -much- easier to use than kwifi.

For CLI, As I recall, you need to work through man iwconfig.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, iwconfig blows, as it is a command line thingy. Way too complicated. I very intuitively setup the Kinternet in the system tray. It works great. Like I say, though, it doesn't auto connect.

Ah well, I'll wait for someone to come up with a GUI for iwconfig.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 08:22 PM   #6
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I got KWifi to automatically connect to my default access point. I'm confused how to establish secondary, tertiary, etc. access points. There are tabs labeled "Config 1", "Config 2", "Config 3", and "Config 4". Would this be in decreasing priority? And what if I have more than four access points?
 
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Bump. Still confused.
 
  


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