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#26 2010-03-19 00:25:22

cphase
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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Stopped using WICD yesterday because it seemed to be to flaky, especially w/ hidden networks. I had netcfg and wpa_supplicant working using wpa-config profile renamed wpa_suppl. I made the changes you put @ the beginning of the post:

1. pacman -S core/wpa_actiond
2. Set WIRELESS_INTERFACE="" to your wireless interface in /etc/rc.conf.
For example WIRELESS_INTERFACE="wlan0"
3. Add net-auto-wireless to your DAEMONS=() array.

When I boot up it does not automatically connect, I assume that it is because I have not moved to wpa-configsection instead of wpa-config. Does not look like there is a path to wpa_supplicant and SECURITY= is different. Am I  going to be able to make this work. Not sure how to migrate to new netcfg profile.

wpa_suppl:

CONNECTION='wireless'
DESCRIPTION='A wpa_supplicant configuration based wireless connection'
INTERFACE='wlan0'
SECURITY='wpa-config'
WPA_CONF='/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
IP='dhcp'
TIMEOUT=30

rc.conf:

WIRELESS_INTERFACE="wlan0"
WIRED_INTERFACE="eth0"
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng hal cpufreq @crond @alsa !wicd @sshd @cups laptop-mode !@net-profiles net-auto-wired net-auto-wireless)

Hope this makes sense. I am probably making this harder than it is.

TKS!!!

P.S. Do I need to remove wpa_auto to get this to work?

Last edited by cphase (2010-03-19 01:04:27)


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#27 2010-03-19 18:06:03

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Think you need to add -

NETWORKS=(name of your profile(s))

to your rc.conf

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#28 2010-03-19 18:57:16

cphase
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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Thanks d2ogch3n, I have NETWORKS=(wpa_suppl) as per the wiki. Forgot to add this earlier. It refers to my wpa_supplicant.conf.


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#29 2010-04-01 04:55:19

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

cphase: net-auto-wireless does not support wpa-config, use wpa-configsection instead

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I'm sorry guys, but I can't promise any further netcfg releases. You've probably noticed that the releases are becoming more infrequent, and my posts on this forum even more so. I just don't have the time that I used to and University is becoming incredibly busy. It's a shame, I've loved working on Arch, but it's time to step down as a dev.

Thanks for all the support, it's been great working with you all.

(I had no idea netcfg would ever grow so successful - I just wrote it so that I could reliably connect to wireless networks in what was a total utter mess of Linux wireless. Nowadays, it does that and I'm happy I achieved that. Ironically, I usually couldn't because I ran testing or dev versions, but at least everyone else could!)

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#30 2010-04-01 10:25:04

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

That's sad to read this iphitus!!! I really like netcfg and it would be great if someone could take this project.

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#31 2010-04-04 03:21:18

cphase
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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Thanks iphitus I moved to wpa_configsection and it is working fine. I see ur post about leaving is on April first, not an April fools joke is it?


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#32 2010-04-05 12:18:08

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

cphase wrote:

Thanks iphitus I moved to wpa_configsection and it is working fine. I see ur post about leaving is on April first, not an April fools joke is it?

No, sorry it's not an April fools joke.

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#33 2010-04-05 15:51:09

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

iphitus wrote:
cphase wrote:

Thanks iphitus I moved to wpa_configsection and it is working fine. I see ur post about leaving is on April first, not an April fools joke is it?

No, sorry it's not an April fools joke.

Damn, and I just got netcfg working with wpa_supplicant... Anyway, thanks for the great job, iphitus -- you did make a difference big_smile


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#34 2010-04-05 16:00:00

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

iphitus wrote:
cphase wrote:

Thanks iphitus I moved to wpa_configsection and it is working fine. I see ur post about leaving is on April first, not an April fools joke is it?

No, sorry it's not an April fools joke.

I thought it was too. Well, that's very sad news. Thanks for all James and wishing you all the best for the future.


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#35 2010-04-05 16:40:07

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Netcfg is by far the simplest and most effective wireless management utility I have used during my travels in the world of GNU/Linux. I, too, must say thanks for everything, James!


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#36 2010-04-05 16:50:02

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

James. Wish you all the best and for the good stint with Arch. All is well. Hope you soon come back with different role.

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#37 2010-04-05 19:07:34

cphase
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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

iphitus wrote:
cphase wrote:

Thanks iphitus I moved to wpa_configsection and it is working fine. I see ur post about leaving is on April first, not an April fools joke is it?

No, sorry it's not an April fools joke.

Sorry to see you go, wish you all the best. Thanks for everything!!


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#38 2010-04-15 11:11:47

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

A little late,meant to post this before but just got reminded. Thanks for netcfg, I think it's great. smile


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#39 2010-06-05 04:37:53

iphitus
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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

I updated netcfg-tray to work with the new auto-wireless setup:

http://github.com/iphitus/netcfg-tray

I haven't got time at the moment to package/release it though, but it shouldn't be too hard to make a -git PKGBUILD for it. Feel free to fork and fix.

(I'm not back as a dev, this was just annoying me smile )

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#40 2010-12-02 05:07:43

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Anyone knows if there's a specific order of preference for list_profiles that net-auto-wireless calls? Is it simply alphabetical (so I could name my profile 01-primary and 02-secondary and it would always call the first one if both were available?


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#41 2010-12-29 17:45:45

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

ngoonee wrote:

Anyone knows if there's a specific order of preference for list_profiles that net-auto-wireless calls? Is it simply alphabetical (so I could name my profile 01-primary and 02-secondary and it would always call the first one if both were available?

For wireless I don't know, but for net-auto-wired a *random* profile will be picked if dhcp is not in use. The current netcfg stable release still has a broken netcfg.action script for wired networks, unless manually patched:

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/17190?s … &project=1

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#42 2011-01-27 13:41:44

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

ngoonee wrote:

Hi iphitus, reported this on the other thread, reporting again here.

I stay in A, work in B. When I suspend my machine at A, resuming in A, net-auto-wireless gets my connection up almost immediately. When I suspend my machine at A and go to B, net-auto-wired connects well (no wireless in B). When I then suspend my machine in B and go back to A, net-auto-wireless (which seems to be still running) doesn't connect to the wifi in A.

I'm not sure what I should do to debug, please advise.

Exactly the same problem here.

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#43 2012-09-05 21:10:07

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Can I just ask if this is still relevant with the new move to systemd after the recent update?

If not, where can I find info about configuring automatic network connection (wireless) at boot using netcfg and the new filesystem?

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#44 2012-09-05 22:40:16

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

Read the systemd and netcfg wiki pages.

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#45 2012-09-05 23:07:29

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

I did and, from what I can see, they still relate to the old setup.
Hence my asking if anything needs changed/updated for using netcfg (and auto connection at boot) using the new systemd setup

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#46 2012-09-06 01:06:10

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

#systemctl enable netcfg.service

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#47 2012-09-06 09:37:09

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

rutgerr wrote:

#systemctl enable netcfg.service

Thanks rutgerr.

Would it be possible to have an admin update the OP about this (it is a sticky relating to old info after all)

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#48 2012-09-06 14:31:43

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Re: netcfg v2.5.2 - note: change in auto wireless config

closed as this is no longer relevant.

kaipee, there is a Report function so that you can inform the mods who can take appropriate action.


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