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Re: [vox-tech] Automatic wifi settings on boot?
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Re: [vox-tech] Automatic wifi settings on boot?

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:56:15AM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Is there an easy way to get a Linux laptop to connect to one of
> a number of wireless networks, based on which ESSID it sees?
> Last time I checked (kernel has upgraded since), my wifi gets kind of
> finicky if it tries to connect to a WAP that isn't there.
> (e.g., if I leave my home WAP, which requires a key, in
> /etc/network/interfaces but then go boot up at Mishka's or Common Grounds,
> it seemed like I needed to alter 'interfaces' and then do a reboot to
> ever get it to work... just running 'sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart'
> didn't seem enough.)
> Once upon a time, I tried providing various interface variations in
> /etc/network/interfaces (e.g., "eth1-home", "eth1-mishkas")
> but either did it wrong, or it didn't work. :)
> Any tips or links to good howtos?  (This is on ubuntu 8.10 btw)

With Network Manager on Ubuntu 8.10 it connects to access points or
wired which you have connected to before. But on this most recent
install I did, I don't seem to see this same behavior.

Brian Lavender
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