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Old 04-13-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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Exclamation 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...

I've tried afew things:

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

Entered this in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts

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*,*,*,XX,XX,XX,XX,XX,XX)
INFO="Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520"
ESSID="XXXXXX"
CHANNEL="X"
KEY="XXXXXXXXXXXXX"
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
 
Old 04-13-2004, 02:08 AM   #2
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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:
KEY="abcd-1234-ffff-9999-0987-fedc-00"
 
Old 04-13-2004, 02:15 AM   #3
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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?

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Old 04-13-2004, 12:03 PM   #4
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Yes, that was just an example so that you could see the format.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 05:54 AM   #5
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Okay it works now, I put the info between

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





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

Is this the reason it works now?
 
  


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