Talk:Wireless network configuration

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Missing headings

It would be good to place a further example for encrypting.

  1. /etc/conf.d/wireless

wlan_wlan0="wlan0 essid MyEssid"

  1. wlan_wlan0="wlan0 essid MyEssid key 625341627"
  2. wlan_wlan0="wlan0 essid MyEssid key s:masterpassword"

If you have eth0 as wireless card, you replace wlan0 with eth0

wlan_et0="eth0 essid MyEssid key s:masterpassword""

I added the section in ndiswrapper about no internet -- this also could be adapted for other sections, or just generalized at the beginning. --Majikstreet 13:30, 15 September 2006 (PDT)

I made some changes to the rt2500 driver section, since the newer driver rt2500pci works with wpa supplicant. Somebody could probably clean that section up, and write it better, but I don't really think I know enough to be qualified.

i added a link to the autowifi page under the 3rd party tools. Black Mage

Does anybody else besides me think that it would be helpful to mention modprobe -l to get a list of loaded modules/drivers and that ath9k is already included in the kernel at the beginning of First steps or Drivers and Firmware section? In my case (I have a Thinkpad x61) I didn't have to install any additional drivers, so I could proceed immediately to Manual setup and everything worked perfectly. --Bhobbit 01:03, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

Isn't wlan-ng deprecated now? --Svenstaro 20:11, 14 February 2010 (EST)

I added a note saying that internal wifi cards in laptops can be usb devices as I just spent a few hours wondering why mine didn't show up under lspci. PIMPinator 23:54, 17 August 2010 (EDT)

iwl3945, iwl4965 and iwl5000-series - Firmware (Microcode)

I think the Firmware files have moved into the package linux-firmware, so theres no need for these lines any more. If I'm wrong please revert my change.

Wireless management: Manual setup

In my case, the error (wlan0: timed out) occurred until not execute the following commands:

# ifconfig wlan0 down
# iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc
# iwconfig wlan0 essid Myfi key A123456789
# ifconfig wlan0 up
# dhcpcd wlan0

Maybe it will be useful to someone. --IIIcyg 01:55, 26 November 2010 (EST)

I also had this problem. That appears to be required when connecting to ad-hoc network. I'll go and put a note. -- raincrossbow


I really don't think this page should be recommending the newlan tool. It seems very rough and rather sketchy. Its current PKGBUILD in the AUR downloads a binary blob. Electron 18:32, 20 June 2011 (EDT)

rt2860 and rt2870

If I do the belowmentioned on the newest kernel(3.0) i cannot get a connection. It seems that the newest kernel is using the rt2800 driver which now works beautifully. So the belowmentioned should not be neccessary anymore. -- Nut543

I've copied here your note and replaced it with Template:Accuracy. -- Kynikos 05:18, 2 August 2011 (EDT)