Wireless setup

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Ah! Wireless is crazily complicated.

I've got my pcmcia card in, the driver works, iwconfig displays the interface as wlan0, which is all good.

However I can't figureout how the hell to start the interface. I'm trying to use wpa_supplicant, I've had a fiddle with the config. Problem is there is no net.wlan0 or similar runscript.

Running gentoo of course.

Any ideas?
 
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riven said:
Ah! Wireless is crazily complicated.

I've got my pcmcia card in, the driver works, iwconfig displays the interface as wlan0, which is all good.

However I can't figureout how the hell to start the interface. I'm trying to use wpa_supplicant, I've had a fiddle with the config. Problem is there is no net.wlan0 or similar runscript.

Running gentoo of course.

Any ideas?

ln -sf /etc/init.d/net.lo /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 && /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start
 
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brainiac ghost said:
ln -sf /etc/init.d/net.lo /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 && /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start

Ok that's worked nicely. Now I have to configure it which I think may be a pain. It uses the acx111 chipset, which there is a driver for, but it doesn't support wpa, and the uni network requires wpa support. So I've now started messing about with ndiswrapper... great fun! You'll probably hear back from me soon!
 
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