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Author Topic: getting wireless notebook adaptor to connect automatically  (Read 1595 times)

itsgregman

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getting wireless notebook adaptor to connect automatically
« on: April 23, 2008, 02:27:07 pm »

Hi all, I have just bought a D-link WNA-2330 wireless adapter and have set it up . I can connect although I have to enter terminal and su to root then enter "ifconfig ath0 up" every time I start my system. It works perfectly after that but if I dont enter that it tries to connect then fails. Is there a way to get ath0 to be up on boot so I dont have to enter the terminal and manually bring it up everytime I start my system?
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M-ake

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Re: getting wireless notebook adaptor to connect automatically
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 02:40:17 pm »

Just add that command to the end of the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. Then it gets automatically run every boot.

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itsgregman

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Re: getting wireless notebook adaptor to connect automatically
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 09:07:52 pm »

Where in rc.local would I enter it and what exactly should I enter? I did a lot of googling and couldnt figure it out myself.
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uelsk8s

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Re: getting wireless notebook adaptor to connect automatically
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 09:14:45 pm »

you can simply su to root in a terminal and type
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echo "ifconfig ath0 up" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local
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