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    Default Quick WIFI question

    I've figured how to connect my wifi to the network - just need one more thing to make using my linux laptop more bareable for me being such a noob

    currently I have to type

    ifconfig eth1 up
    and then...
    dhclient eht1
    to connect to the wireless - is there any way - or application that I can use in linux debian to automatically connect to the network that the wireless card is configured to? Is there something to turn my wireless off and on that I can use also ? (Batter power consumption etc )

    Lastly - I have to reconfigure eth1 one each time I boot - how can I avoid this?

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    Default Re: Quick WIFI question

    you dont actually have to do it manually
    you can start the network service

    just click K menu -> services -> network -> network start
    now the networking is up and running and you can use Wicd
    K menu -> internet -> Wicd

    her you can mess around around with your network connection both wired and wireless (it has a GUI!)

    not sure how to make the network start at startup but i saw it somewhere around here try searching.

    hope this helps

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    Default Re: Quick WIFI question

    put your commands in /etc/rc.local... Also, I dont think ( ethx ) is your wireless adapter.
    "Failing to plan is planning to fail"

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    Default Re: Quick WIFI question

    Quote Originally Posted by jack22 View Post
    I've figured how to connect my wifi to the network - just need one more thing to make using my linux laptop more bareable for me being such a noob

    currently I have to type

    ifconfig eth1 up
    and then...
    dhclient eht1
    to connect to the wireless - is there any way - or application that I can use in linux debian to automatically connect to the network that the wireless card is configured to? Is there something to turn my wireless off and on that I can use also ? (Batter power consumption etc )

    Lastly - I have to reconfigure eth1 one each time I boot - how can I avoid this?
    you could write type it all in a file and give it executing rights..
    for an example, create a bash script with the following in it.

    /etc/init.d/networking start
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid YourNetworkESSID key YourNetworkKey
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 192.168.2.40 netmask 255.255.255.0
    sudo route add default gateway 192.168.2.1


    once you'v saved it, chmod 775. so that next time you boot up your system, just run the file and you are good to go.


    PS: i'm not sure if this is the best way to do it, but it does work for me.

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