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Old 11-12-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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Best Wireless Utility


Hey guys, I got my wireless working earlier today thanks to some help from here but it only works if I run "wireless assistant" to connect to my network. Is there some way I can configure this via cli and not have to start this app each time? Should I be using it another way? Thanks
 
Old 11-12-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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Which distro you using?
Many setup networking differently.
Info on your card you have and how you get it going.
Point to the post you used to get it going can help as well.

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Old 11-12-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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Hey, i'm using FC6 with a DWL-520 using the madwifi drivers. I just wanted the nic to come up on boot if there's a way...

Original post is below:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=500634
 
Old 11-15-2006, 05:03 PM   #4
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Goto /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. In there there are files like ifcfg-eth0 and for madwifi Atheros cards it should be ifcfg-ath0. Open that file in an editor as root and change a line like ONBOOT = NO to ONBOOT = YES. Then if you have eth0 or others edit them and change yes to no for the onboot line.

Example of mine.
Code:
# NAME='Linksys WPC55AG'
# STARTMODE='auto'
ONBOOT=yes
DEVICE=ath0
# ESSID=default1
MODE=Managed
# BOOTPROTO=dhcp
BOOTPROTO=none
WIRELESS=yes
IPADDR=192.168.88.168
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=192.168.88.16
# KEY=xxxxxxxxxx    # 64bit wep
KEY=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx    #128bit wep
RATE=auto
# IWPRIV="authmode 1"
TYPE=Unknown
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