are wifi profiles possible? YES!

Brian Millett bpm at
Thu Nov 13 19:52:52 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 12:25, Satish Balay wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Brian Millett wrote:
> > Hello,
> >   I've been using wlan-ng for sometime with redhat 7-9 with my miniPCI
> > prisim2 card (Harris Semiconductor|Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset).  Wlan-ng
> > works very well.  I have started trying to use the fedora core built in
> > orinoco_pci.  I can not setup multiple profiles.  If I add a new
> > profile, ALL profiles contain the same changes.
> using redhat-config-network you can do a 'copy' of the device/setting
> for the wireless card (for eg: - if you have eth1 - wireless - it will
> create eth1copy0)
> Now you can edit this copy - change the name/wireless setings.
> In your profiles - you can then select (first field check-box) either
> the original or the copy - to be part of the profile (or not use
> multiple profiles - and enable the correct device directly from the
> default profile)

Satish, thanks.  I found a little, maybe, documentation problem.  I want
to have a profile for WEP and one that is no WEP.  I did as you suggest,
but the profiles were not changing as I thought they should.  I had just
the default, or "Common" profile and a NoWEP profile.  It wan't until I
created a third profile: "WEP" that I was able to switch between WEP &
NoWEP correctly.

I also did some looking at the rc.sysinit and saw that if I add the
"netprofile=<profile name>" to the boot cmdline, then I can choose
profiles at boot time.  Cool.

Brian Millett  -  Technologist Rex 
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