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Old 06-28-2002, 09:02 AM   #1
tommylkc
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configuring wireless.opts


do anyone know how to set wireless.opts?
why the below don't work?
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case "$ADDRESS" in
*,*,*,*)
NWID="101" // as specified by access point device
ESSID="MY_ESSID"
MODE="Managed" // I don't know what is this
;;
esac
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Also, do anyone knows where reference or documentation about wireless.opts is?

Thank you very much~
 
Old 06-28-2002, 12:09 PM   #2
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you can refer here for more refrence,

http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...nux/Tools.html


the address format is like "scheme,socket, instance, MAC addr"

you can set scheme for your wireless card, eg, home or office, socket means which socket you plug your card into, you may have more than 1 pcmcia socket, i am not sure about the 'instance' how it is used for, the MAC addr is your pcmcia card hardware address. if you set all to *, which will match your wireless card unconditionally.

ESSID is your network ID, you can set this if you have one.

MODE is refering to the type of network you are in, example there are Managed and Ad-hoc; Managed refers to as insfrastructure which i think it allows you to roam to any access point if your nerwork has more than one, and Ad-hoc refers to as peer-to-peer mode.
 
  


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