[TriLUG] wep and linux
mhrivnak at triad.rr.com
Thu May 13 16:21:35 EDT 2004
No, it will not be retained to the next boot. What distro are you using?
If you want this to be a consistent setting, you'll have to put it into your
startup scripts somewhere. I use Mandrake 10.0, and it has a network
configuration frontend that lets me specify an essid, wep, etc. that it
automatically uses at boot. Otherwise, you can just track down where in your
startup scripts the system calls iwconfig for the last time, and modify some
Or, you could put it in rc.local which I think is generally one of the last
things to run.
On Thursday 13 May 2004 01:43 pm, Roy Vestal wrote:
> Does this "store" the info so at the next boot I don't have to retype the
> iwconfig line? I also read about putting this in ifcfg-eth1 as entries and
> tried that with a reboot and it didn't work.
> Used to wireless, new to WEP,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Hrivnak" <mhrivnak at triad.rr.com>
> To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] wep and linux
> > Don't restart networking. After you issue that command, do:
> > iwconfig
> > to make sure you're connecting to the proper access point. Then use
> > your favorite dhcp client:
> > dhclient eth1
> > and you should be good to go.
> > Michael
> > Roy Vestal wrote:
> > >I've tried to set my wep key using the following;
> > >iwconfig eth1 key 123abc456def7 essid "asc123"
> > >
> > >However, when i restart networking "service network restart" under FC1,
> > >I jump BACK on my neighbor's wireless.
> > >
> > >Any suggestions?
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