[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Connect to WLAN from command line

From: Ted Zlatanov tzz at bu.edu
Date: Thu Dec 28 18:11:32 EET 2006
On 28 Dec 2006, inigo at imedina.info wrote:

> Wlan is up in the boot through the service wlancond (at /init.d) associated to
> 	runlevel 3. The graphical user interaction doesn't allow to set up but
> 	configure the values of wlan. So you have to define these
> in order to wlan starts at runlevel 3 with that configuration.
> To do that you have to edit file /etc/network/interfaces with the values of
> 	the wlan (iface, name, address, essid, etc.). Look at
> 	here:http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-gateway.en.html
> A bit more complicate situation is if wlan is not always the same. In such a
> 	situation you must write a script that allows to distinguish between
> 	the different wlans (for instance, via comparison of known
> mac address and sniffed mac addres).

The web browser, for example, triggers a WLAN connect automatically to
whatever the 770 decides is appropriate (usually the first saved WLAN
connection, I think).  Can this be scripted?  It seems like a
reasonable solution.


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