Subject: Re: access point list from Lucent wireless cards
To: Tracy J. Di Marco White <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/2001 20:39:02
On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Tracy J. Di Marco White wrote:

> Bill Studenmund <> wrote:
> }One cool thing I'd like this or some other program to do is be able to set
> }wi parameters based on which SSIDs are around. So when I'm at work, I
> }choose the work WEP setup, and at home, I choose the home setup.
> I don't know if this helps, but many of the parameters can be set with
> ifconfig, so I've done this in /etc/dhclient.conf:
> interface "wi0" { media "media DS11 nwkey 0x##########", "media DS11 nwkey 0x##########", "media DS11 -nwkey"; }
> interface "tlp0" {}
> So I've got one key for work, one key for home, and one not a key for random
> other places.  I'm doing this under 1.5.1, but I assume it should work on
> current.  If you're using dhclient, you can also set nwid.  Of course, if you
> want to set more, this doesn't really help.

Right, I've done that. What I want the machine to do is automatically
choose key "home" at home, and key "work" at work. :-) So like I could
walk a running machine from one to the other, and it would notice the
change, and change the key-in-use.

Yeah, it's a lot to ask for. :-)

Take care,