Re: Is there an easy way to bring my wifi card at boot / init 3?[Scanned]

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On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Todd Zullinger wrote:

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Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Chris Bradford wrote:
I'm using the bcm43xx built-in kernel driver with the firmware from
my windows driver. It works a treat with Network Manager but I
really want to have this card brought up automatically at startup.
Its a desktop that will only ever connect to the network 'linksys'
that uses wpa-psk encryption if that helps.

Is there a simple, non-interactive way to do this?
Turn off NetworkManager (service NetworkManager stop; chkconfig
NetworkManager off).  Then configure the card using
Does system-config-network support WPA now?  I didn't think it did out
of the box.  I edited ifup-wireless and created ifdown-wireless in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ to call wpa_supplicant to handle
setting up the WPA connection.  If that's been changed now I'd love to
know. :)
It looks like system-config-network does not yet support WPA, so some
hand-configuration will be necessary. See wpa_supplicant, and in
particular, /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant,
/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. (Disclaimer: I don't know much
about hand-configuring wpa_supplicant. NM does the job for me.)

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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