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#1 2006-05-20 21:38:09

synthead
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ESSID list?

I swear winthin the last week while casually trying to fix my networking problems that there is an ESSID list somewhere in arch.  Kinda like an fstab, only for ESSIDs on wifi networks.  Sound familiar at all?


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#2 2006-05-20 21:42:42

kth5
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Re: ESSID list?

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan

or for a premanent "list of ESSIDs":

cd /etc/network-profiles
cp template mynet
vi mynet
netcfg mynet

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#3 2006-05-20 22:06:57

synthead
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Re: ESSID list?

I setup my network profile so the ESSID would be automatic to the network of the best SNR (any), and it still doesn't connect to my network tongue  Thank you for your quick help btw, I really appreciate it big_smile

#
# Network Profile
#

DESCRIPTION="Default Network Profile"

# Network Settings
INTERFACE=eth0
HOSTNAME=myhost

# Interface Settings (use IFOPTS="dhcp" for DHCP)
#IFOPTS="192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255"
#GATEWAY=192.168.0.1
IFOPTS="dhcp"

# DNS Settings (optional)
DOMAIN=localdomain
#DNS1=192.168.0.1
#DNS2=

# Wireless Settings (optional)
ESSID=any
#KEY=
#IWOPTS="mode managed essid $ESSID channel 6 key restricted $KEY"

#WIFI_INTERFACE=wlan0   # use this if you have a special wireless interface
                        # that is linked to the real $INTERFACE

#WIFI_WAIT=5            # seconds to wait for the wireless card to
                        # associate before bringing the interface up

#USEWPA="yes"           # start wpa_supplicant with the profile
#WPAOPTS=""             # use "" for normal operation or specify additional
                        # options (eg, "-D ipw")
                        # see /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf for configuration

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#4 2006-05-21 00:04:54

phrakture
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Re: ESSID list?

You need IWOPTS uncommented too

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#5 2006-05-21 07:10:19

synthead
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Re: ESSID list?

oh yeah!  drrr ...

thanks guys smile  I am unfortunately not able to test it right now, but I'll post if it works or not when I'm able to!


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#6 2006-05-22 12:04:33

synthead
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Re: ESSID list?

Didn't work tongue


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#7 2006-05-22 14:56:05

Aer
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Re: ESSID list?

synthead wrote:

Didn't work tongue

But did it work configured with iwconfig ? Setup the net trough a WLAN can have differents issues. Can you ping the gateway? is it not a dns problem? etc...


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#8 2006-05-24 04:19:01

synthead
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Re: ESSID list?

iwconfig eth0 essid any, followed by s dhcpcd eth0 (I am running dhcp on my network) always works, but apparently, the card's ESSID isn't being set to "any" at boot.  It's a Cisco Aironet 350, so the status light (green) blinks slowly when it's connected to an AP, and quickly when it's not.  And on boot, it always blinks fast (until it fails to get IP information and the lights turn off entirely).

Also, I got my Cabletron Roamabout (a Orinoco Gold clone) off my friend the other day, and it functions just fine, even on boot, so now I've narrowed it down to be card-specific tongue  Hmm ... ya I'm not sure, a bug perhaps?


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