[kwlug-disc] configuring ubuntu server wireless without changing /etc/network/interfaces?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Apr 19 18:00:39 EDT 2010
On Mon, 19 Apr 2010, Lori Paniak wrote:
> 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?
no GUI, but it's ok, i figured it out -- after iwconfig and
ifconfig, i just need to run "dhclient" on that interface. piece of
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.
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