[kwlug-disc] configuring ubuntu server wireless without changing /etc/network/interfaces?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Apr 19 15:30:10 EDT 2010
i have a new install of ubuntu server 10.04 beta on a laptop, and
the little wireless monitor light is lit so it obviously at least
detects nearby wireless before any net config is done. the question:
can i configure and activate wireless without actually editing
/etc/network/interfaces? as in, do it all from the command line?
i know that if i simply add the line
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
to /etc/network/interfaces, then i can use a combination of
iwconfig and ifconfig to fire up wireless. but, if i understand it
correctly, i still have to have at least that entry in the interfaces
file. or do i?
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.
Web page: http://crashcourse.ca
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