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[gNewSense-users] Re: no wireless in metad on yeeloong (Lars Nooden)

From: Christophe Jarry
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: no wireless in metad on yeeloong (Lars Nooden)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 21:59:35 +0100

Hi Lars,

Before requesting an IP address, you need to associate your machine with an

To know which ESSID are available around you:

    $ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

That will give you the ESSID you can reach with the kind of encryption they
require (WEP, WPA, WPA2).

Then, depending on the encryption scheme and assuming you want to use the ESSID
named MyEssid, you will have to run either:

* for no encryption:

    $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "MyEssid"

* WEP using an hexadecimal key:

    $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "MyEssid" key 1234567890

* WEP using an ascii key:

    $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "MyEssid" key s:asciikey


    You need to edit the /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file as described in:

    $ man 5 wpa_supplicant.conf


    $ sudo wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Wait about 10 seconds. Then:

    $ sudo dhcpcd wlan0

Check if your computer has been associated correctly:

    $ sudo iwconfig wlan0

Hope it helps,


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