Coping with multiple wireless and wired nets.

Shaun T. Erickson ste at
Fri May 21 16:37:50 PDT 2004

Ok. I installed 5.2.1 on a laptop the other night, which went quite 
nicely. During the install, it detected my wireless card, just fine. It 
wanted to dhcp for it, but that (correctly) failed, as my net uses wep. 
So, it punted me to the manual interface configuration screen, where I 
was easily able to tell it everything it needed to successfully get me 
on the air. I was a happy camper.


1) How do I tell the system the ssid, wepmode, and key, and then have it 
get everything else via dhcp, during boot up?

2) How do I *easily* handle multiple wireless nets? I will be using the 
laptop on a number of them.

3) How do I tell the system to cope, when I put a wired card in, instead 
of a wireless card, and I just want it to get me on the air with dhcp?


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