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Old 08-20-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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wireless.opts?


I'm trying to put some info about my wireless home network into wireless.opts, but it seems that it's not being recognized. I mean I entered the essid, key, etc. info about my lan and when i do "iwconfig wlan0" the info for wlan0 does not get updated. Does wireless.opts even work as a settings file for wireless configurations anymore? Please tell me what i'm doing here wrong. All i'm really trying to do, is so my internet is running on boot (and i don't really wan't to make a script that i run).

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Old 08-21-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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I use the waproamd-package, which scans for available networks (essid or mac-adr.) and then sets up the interface according to a config script and also sets the wep key. maybe you want to try this, you should find it using apt-get waproamd
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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so then what is wireless.opts file for? Is it depricated?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:38 AM   #4
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seems that one can configure the network settings based on the device, so you can say "if I insert my <card manufaturer> card, then set this options...."
on my system, this was also very strange, but using waproamd, I just had write my wep key into a file called /etc/waproamd/keys/essid:<networkID>.wep and it worked...
for open wlans (no-no!) you shouldn't have to do anything extra after installing waproamd

I'll be on holiday for the next week, hope this could help, else I will have a glance after I came back...

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