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Wiggy 04-13-2004 01:50 AM

Slackware peeps: Quick wireless question
Hi, yeah I got my MS 520 wirless notebook adapter to work (binded it to orinoco) and it's working fine. But where do you enter your AP info? wep, essid, etc... :scratch:

I've tried afew things:

Enabled DHCP on eth0 via /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

Entered this in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts


INFO="Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520"

I've also tried to add this info by iwconfig but when I reboot the information I've added is not there.

What am I doing wrong :cry:

2Gnu 04-13-2004 02:08 AM

iwconfig entries are not saved after boot.

/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts is where I enter my ESSID, WEP key and mode.
Syntax for the WEP key is:

Wiggy 04-13-2004 02:15 AM

Yeah sorry its entered in hex XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XX with a mix of numbers and letters. It's not all letters for the first part and only numbers for the second part etc.., or is that just a genral example you've given?

2Gnu 04-13-2004 12:03 PM

Yes, that was just an example so that you could see the format.

Wiggy 04-14-2004 05:54 AM

Okay it works now, I put the info between

------------------START SECTION TO REMOVE--------------------------

-------------------END SECTION TO REMOVE--------------------------

Is this the reason it works now? :confused:

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