Networking - absolute noob basic wireless networking questions

daveoily - 28.12.2006, 13:12 Uhr
Titel: absolute noob basic wireless networking questions
I got kanotix the other day, and did a hard drive install, I seem to have a wireless connection available, but as of yet, I do not know how to connect to any networks that show up Traurig it looks like I have to do all my connection stuff by the command line here in knoppix world, is that right?

so far I have found that....

my pcmcia card that I use is called eth0
it doesn't turn on automatically on boot, this would be good to sort out, as I usually want to see what I can connect to.
to turn it on, i have to issue the command ...

ifconfig eth0 up

if I want to see avalable networks...

iwlist s

so that gives me a list of what nets are available, how do I connect to these networks on the command line Frage

are there any nicer graphical utilities that I can use to achieve this Frage
Mike Shepard - 02.02.2007, 10:46 Uhr
Titel: RE: absolute noob basic wireless networking questions
the command line for connecting to an existing wireless network would be:

# iwconfig eth0 essid (name of network) mode Managed
# pump -i eth0

and the graphical utility to do this and enable it on boot would be:

# netcardconfig

(which is also in the K-menu under the Kanotix submenu)

hope that helps

Rasalas - 07.02.2007, 23:06 Uhr
Titel: RE: absolute noob basic wireless networking questions
sorry, but even though i set my network card, i still cant connect by wireless, can you help me please if there is anything else i have to do?
gs - 08.02.2007, 07:13 Uhr
Titel: RE: absolute noob basic wireless networking questions
may be this helps:

I have an usb-wireless-adapter which is recognised as eth1 while my onboard card is eth0.

My wireless-adapter only worked after editing /etc/network/interfaces as root with an editor as follows:


# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(Cool, ifdown(Cool

# The loopback interface
# automatically added when upgrading
auto lo eth1 eth0
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth1 inet static
wireless-mode managed
wireless-channel 6
wireless-key xxxxxxx..........
wireless-essid Fritzbox
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth1 up

You will have to modify this according to your setup.....
The last entry "pre-up /sbin...." tells your machine to connect to the wireless on booting..

good luck!
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