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Old 08-25-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Network device settings gone after reboot

Hi Folks!
I've got a (simple) question:

I'm using DSL on my old Compaq laptop and I want to
connect to my local Wlan network using a Netgear PCMCIA Card.

I got everything configured and working with ndiswrapper,
even WPA works with wpa_supplicant.

But I still got one problem:
After every reboot, when I connect to my Wlan, I cannot
view any Website until I start the tool "netcardconf" (in DSL),
choose wlan0 as the interface and activate DHCP Broadcasting.
After this, everything works great, but as I said, only until the next
reboot, and I just can't figure out where these settings are saved (I already tried /etc/network/interfaces without success).

So all I need to know is how i can save the "use DHCP broadcasting"
setting for wlan0.

I hope someone can help me

p.s: Excuse my bad english, i'm German
Old 08-25-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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Location: London
Distribution: Debian, Kubuntu
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Check this out first:

Now, if you cannot figure out where the configuration files for the settings you want to change are (this is applicable not just to dsl but to any distro) here is a little tip:

create a new file, for example:

touch /tmp/sherlock_holmes
then run your configuration utility (i.e. netcardconf in your case) and make sure it saves new configuration.

now find all the files that were modified AFTER we created /tmp/sherlock_holmes:

find / ! -fstype proc -newer /tmp/sherlock_holmes
(last command must be run as root if you want to search the whole / . In this command we also exclude /proc from search since it would give us every single file in /proc!. Alternatively you can just search separate directories i.e. to search which files have been changed in /etc do: 'find /etc -newer /tmp/sherlock_holmes).

Now that you know where your config files are use dsl guide to save them! Hope this helps.


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