[kwlug-disc] configuring ubuntu server wireless without changing /etc/network/interfaces?

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Mon Apr 19 16:07:14 EDT 2010


GUI or not?

On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 15:30 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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?
> 
> rday
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