Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Typing this under Linux, with wireless

So, it looks like I did not have to scratch my head to have the latest and brightest version of wpa supplicant installed in order to have my wireless working.

I did download it, managed to compile it...

But then the new kernel version was out. I tried it with the old wpa supplicant, and it was working.

Do you want to do it too?
Very easy
sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
sudo gedit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and put in your settings (some reading required to figure out what to put there)
For me, since my laptop has has ipw2200 card:
sudo wpa_supplicant -ieth0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dipw
Afterwards, I unplugged my ethernet card, then ran
sudo network-admin and set eth0 as my default gateway.
Finally, since I could only ping up to my router,
sudo dhclient
And everything was working fine afterwards.
I now just need to put that in the computer initilization scripts so that it happens automatically at each bootup :D
The good news is that I'll be doing most of my work from Linux now (assuming all works right), ,instead of Windows. My geek side is happy triumphant now!

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