how to auto-change wireless settings

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On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 12:00 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 09:45 -0600, [email protected]
> wrote:
> > All;
> > 
> > I routinely connect to several wireless networks. Here's the steps I
> take 
> > today:
> > 1) I run "iwlist eth1 scanning"
> > This gives me the settings for the wireless channels around me (I
> really only 
> > need the channel)
> > 
> > 2) I go to Kmenu-->System Settings-->Network
> > I input the root password when prompted then I select the wireless
> device 
> > (eth1) and I change the wireless channel to the channel I want. Then
> I save 
> > the changes and "activate" the wireless interface
> > 
> > This works fine however I'm thinking there has to be a better way. I
> have the 
> > wireless settings set to "Auto" for the SSID but I always have to
> change the 
> > channel.  
> > 
> > Is there a way to either tell the wireless to just search for a
> local wireless 
> > AND use the settings it finds 
> > or - is there a command line method I can use to change the channel.
> I've run 
> > iwconfig like this "iwconfig eth1 channel 6" but it doesn't work. 
> > 
> > Any Ideas?
> > 
> How about profiles?
> 
> "system-config-network-cmd --profile Wireless1 --activate"
> "system-config-network-cmd --profile Wireless2 --activate"

Try Network Manager.  Read about it here:
http://www.redhat.com/magazine/003jan05/features/networkmanager/

-- 
Charlie McVeigh 



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