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Old 11-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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How to make Wifi config default at log-in?

I've successfully edited wireless settings with iwconfig after downloading the firmware for the zd1211rw driver.

My problem is that every time I log in, I have to manually call the modprobe command, then iwconfig ESSID ~mynetwork~ and the wep key as root before finally throwing the dhcpcd command at it before I can surf.

How can I make my machine do this for me at log-in, please?


Old 11-11-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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You could add the commands to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file which gets executed at startup.
Old 11-13-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and put in /sbin/modprobe driver_name to load the driver at start up. If that doesn't do it then remove it from there and put it in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
Then edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and put in your essid, wep key, driver and dhcp as discussed here:


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