getting started with wlan
Timo Juhani Lindfors
timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Sun Mar 21 10:47:24 CET 2010
Kai-Martin <kmk at familieknaak.de> writes:
> Ok, why not.
> I am only half fluent with the necessesary commands. On my
> laptop I used to call wpa_supplicant with some fancy config file.
> The wlan device to talk to seems to be eth0, right?
Yes but you can change that to more logical "wlan" with udev.
> Most of the time when I check with ifconfig, there is no decice eth0.
> Presumably this is, because the wlan chip is xswitched off.
> How do I manually switch the wlan chip on and off?
Depends on what manually means :-) In debian I do
om wifi power 1
With FSO you are probably supposed to request the WiFi resource.
> PS: The search utility in the wiki seems to be broken. The term
> "Wifi" could not be not be found, even though there is a page
> called like that.
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