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camorri 09-17-2008 10:16 AM

Wireless - correct key in rc.wireless.conf + have to load it with iwconifig
 
I have Slackware 122.1 installed on my backup system. I have a wired ethernet card, and a wireless card.

Wired card works great, right from first install.

Wireless - I had to learn how to config it... Anyway, I can get it to connect to my router, only after I enable it, and run the command 'iwconfig eth1 key 11222334455' ( not the real key ). I have the key entered in the rc.wireless.conf file. I have verified it is the correct key.

The card is [HTML]Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)[/HTML]

The driver
Quote:

orinoco_pci 8832 0
orinoco 41748 1 orinoco_pci
8139too 25600 0
mii 8448 1 8139too
hermes 10112 2 orinoco_pci,orinoco
How can I make the key load correctly from rc.wireless.conf, instead of having to manually enter it?

Alien Bob 09-17-2008 10:52 AM

Apparently you did not enter that key in the right place, or you forgot to also add some configuration to rc.inet1.conf for that wireless device.
Read http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:network which is an article I wrote recently to explain the rc.inet1.conf and rc.wireless.conf files a bit better (the available documentation in the Slackbook is too generic).

Eric

camorri 09-17-2008 12:13 PM

Thank-you for the reply. I have read some of your documentation. I will have another go at it, after reading the material at the link provided.

camorri 09-18-2008 09:57 AM

I have followed your documentation, and have added all wireless config to the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file. The wireless card works now, thank-you for the well written documentation.

Alien Bob 09-18-2008 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camorri (Post 3284615)
I have followed your documentation, and have added all wireless config to the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file. The wireless card works now, thank-you for the well written documentation.

Good, good :-)

Eric

orbit 09-22-2008 01:34 AM

Hello Alien Bob,

Your networking document is awesome ... fantastic work, thanks!

One thing I was wondering ... is there a .PDF version of it anywhere that I can download?
(I have tried using the 'printable version' and converting it to a PDF ... but it came out looking a little odd and is not as easy to read).

It would be really great to have a permanent copy of your document, formatted the same as the webpage, to store in my 'Manuals' folder.

Thanks again, I'll look forward to hearing from you :)

Cheers

Orbit

Alien Bob 09-22-2008 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orbit (Post 3287949)
Hello Alien Bob,

Your networking document is awesome ... fantastic work, thanks!

One thing I was wondering ... is there a .PDF version of it anywhere that I can download?
(I have tried using the 'printable version' and converting it to a PDF ... but it came out looking a little odd and is not as easy to read).

It would be really great to have a permanent copy of your document, formatted the same as the webpage, to store in my 'Manuals' folder.

Thanks again, I'll look forward to hearing from you :)

Cheers

Orbit

Hi Orbit

I uploaded a PDF version of the network configuration article here: http://slackware.com/~alien/alienwik..._slackware.pdf

Eric

orbit 09-22-2008 06:48 PM

Hello Eric,

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your work!

Cheers :)

Orbit

muskrat 09-23-2008 12:39 PM

I second that, thanks for the PDF, I always like it when folks give us a good way to download and print thiewr work. I sure makes a good way to study it.


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