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Author Topic: Wireless auto configuration problem  (Read 2708 times)


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Wireless auto configuration problem
« on: January 29, 2008, 08:44:55 pm »

Hello Ladies and gentlemen,

I have a Zydas wireless card which I can get to work every time using VLWifi... it detects the USB dongle,
and asks the right question for set up ESSID... WEP... key etc. Works fine.
The problem is that even though I specify startup at boot and use DHCP it NEVER starts at boot and I always have to enter the config info in VLWifi every time I boot... sigh.

Any idea why the system does not remember the VLWifi set up.

Tx for any help. By the way, the FAQ/How to on wireless is well written.




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Re: Wireless auto configuration problem
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 05:29:18 pm »


I would recommend adding the commands that you need to start your wireless networking to the end of the /etc/rc.d/rc.local script. This suggestion is also discussed in the Wireless Networking how-to.

You need to be root to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local, but it worked for me when I had a wireless card on my other box with VL.

VL 6.0 SOHO latest alpha on one box, VL 5.9 Lite on the other.


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Re: Wireless auto configuration problem
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 11:02:41 am »

I was having similar trouble, and noticed that information I set in vwireless wizards was being reset. In particular, the information about which interface was the wifi (I'd set it to ath0, but wlan0 kept reappearing in the wizard).  I opened up the file that's supposed to keep track of that information, /etc/wireless/interface.conf, and found that it only contained a single line:
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I opened up its backup file, /etc/wireless/interface.conf~, and saw a lot more formatting:

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root:# cat /etc/wireless/interface.conf
# Wireless Interface Parameters

Well, that's my current working version, but you get the gist of the format required.  So, made sure that was in /etc/wireless/interface.conf, and never saw the wrong interface in vwireless again.