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Re: wireless and auto configuration

On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 19:03:31 +0000 (UTC)
David Brownlee <> wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Jun 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > What are the recommended tools and/or techniques for setting up
> > wireless on laptop that may have multiple locations?
> >
> > I was thinking I could just put my nwid and nwkey in
> > a /etc/ifconfig.rum0 file. But what to do if I am using a different
> > network? I don't want to do manually and this is not my laptop and
> > I want it to be easy for the user.
> >
> > The "Using WaveLAN IEEE under NetBSD" webpage lists some pkgsrc
> > packages, but they appear to be for viewing stats and not for
> > connecting to different access points (automatically or manually).
>       I used to use net/autonet which worked well until wiconfig -D
>       stopped working reliably for me :(
>       Now I tend to just use the wpa_supplicant that ships with
> NetBSD-4 which works well for *known* networks, be they WPA, WEP or
>       unencrypted.
Right -- there was a blog posting by (?)Christos(?) on how to set it up.

But it would be nice if there were some better tool for dealing with a
choice of new networks.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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