wpa_gui

Richard W. Knight rick_knight at rlknight.com
Mon Jan 16 17:17:04 EST 2006


Gary Vollink wrote:

>Richard W. Knight wrote:
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>>Is it possible to make wpa_gui get a dhcp assigned address when it makes 
>>a wifi connection? I have wpa_supplicant-0.4.7, ipw2200-1.0.10 and 
>>ieee80211-1.1.8 installed and working, but it seems a bit cimbersome. 
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>There are multiple other products that deal with hotplug. If you are
>using Debian - I would suggest ifplugd or laptop-net.
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>>If 
>>I can scan with wpa_gui and connect but then not have to drop to 
>>terminal and sudo dhclient eth0 it would be much simpler.
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>It's the UNIX way, use smaller, more specialized programs, and chain
>them together to make something much more powerful.
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Gary,

Thanks for your reply. The problem is, I don't want the wireless 
connection to be made whenever it's available. Sometimes I need to be 
wired. I would like a way to easily connect the wireless connection when 
I'm not wired but to ignore the same connection when I am wired. I 
thought it would be easy to have the wpa_supplicant running as adaemon, 
but not connecting until I choose to connect and then have whatever is 
making the connection, also get the address via dhcp.

Any other suggestions? or am I just missing something.

Thanks again,
Rick Knight



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