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

From: Pigeon pigeon at pigeond.net
Date: Sat Jan 6 00:57:00 EET 2007
>      Download the iwconfig packages, once you got them you will have the
>      iwconfig iwspy iwlist etc. Look for a howto to use it. Remember
>      first to ifup wlan0.
>      iwlist will give you the broadcast AP, but if you want to put one
>      manually you should use
>      iwconfig wlan0 ssid "XYZ" key 1011010101AB
>    Well, I installed wireless tools package and tried to use it:

    I had to do something similiar. However iwconfig simply won't work
properly for some reason, I asked around a while ago:


    Anyway, I figured a working but dodgy way to get it working.

    Firstly you have to setup the wireless connection at the usual GUI
configuration. Make sure this works.

    Then I have a script that runs:

    dbus-send --type=method_call --system --dest=com.nokia.icd /com/nokia/icd com.nokia.icd.connect string:${IAP} uint32:0

    where $IAP is the identifier (name) of the wireless connection you've
setup in the GUI config.

    What's even worse is, I have to run that command line every 5
seconds or so (I put it in the script in a while loop to run that and
then sleep 5), as the connection daemon seems to disconnect
automatically. I think it disconnects if there's no application using
the N770 framework/lib to make network connections. So if I have some
custom software that uses the network it won't help either.


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