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Old 07-14-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
The Bad Penny
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Using multiple AP's


Hello all,

Now that I have more confidence in my abilities, Im ready to take the next step and start using Slackware in a working
enviroment, currently I have to Admin my Win2k server with XP pro, which as you know automaticly handles the switch from one wireless network to another provided you have the correct ESSID and WEP key.

Im looking at using Linux a lot more in my job including experimenting with Rdesktop to Admin the server, in the same way I do with my own at home, to do this I need the ability to move between the AP/Router in my home and the one in my office.

I currently have this in my /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf for my home WLAN

INFO="Belkin F5D6020"
ESSID="XXXXXXXXXX"
MODE="Managed"
KEY="xxxxxxxxxxxxx"

If I wanted to add the details for my work's WLAN so that when I booted it would check to see which AP/Router it could use and then connect to the relevant one.
would it simply be a matter of adding my works details below those of my home network or is there something else that Im missing.

Thanks in advance

Scott
 
Old 07-14-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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Scott, here are two programs that can deal with multiple network configurations. There are probably other similar things out there, but here's two anyways:
1) NetEnv - http://netenv.sourceforge.net/ (prompts you to select a configuration)
2) Whereami - http://debiana.net/whereami/ (autoselects a configuration)
Don't ask me how to use them, I just happen to know about them for some reason.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for taking the time to look for and post those links smith847be
I will be looking into both of them tommorrow and I'll post my results here in a few days, just in case another user needs this info too.

Cheers
Scott
 
Old 07-25-2004, 06:07 AM   #4
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Update,
I havent forgotten this post, our stock controller called in sick last week so I have to cover their job,,, bummer

I'll post my results when she's back and I have caught up with my own work.
 
  


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