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Old 06-09-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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Wifi key setup from command line - fedora 9

I have a fedora (live) which I would like to login to my wireless network upon bootup.

My wifi network is WPA-TKIP protected. What command would I use to make fedora login to the wifi network using my key?

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I use wireless_tools, eg:
each one has its own man page.

If your wireless device is wlan0, the typical drill would be:
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 essid yourapname key yourkey
dhcpcd wlan0

I use this for WEP--check the iwconfig man page for the WPA details.


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