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Re: For users with IPW2200



> Under FC4 I make some wpa_supplicant.conf and make my own wpa_supplicant
> init script without many problems.
>
> When I upgraded my laptop, I were surprised that only installing the
> livna-rpm for de ipw firmware, the wpa_supplicant package and config
> something into /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant and adapt my
> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file to my WPA network were sufficient.
>
> I don't know why needed to use the Network Manager and the complexity
> exposed under the link, perhaps is an alternative to make more secure the
> links.
>
> I think, that now, in FC5, at least with ipw2200 driver, the live is more
> easy to configure the WPA support.
>
> The steps where very simple:
>    1) With system-config-network (or elsewhere) configure your IP settings
> under wifi interface (without encription).
>    2) Say in /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant the interfaces and drivers used
> with that interfaces.
>    3) Configure your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file.
>    4) Enable your wpa_supplicant service to run at boot:
>       chkconfig --levels 345 wpa_supplicant on
>
> Now you only need to do "service wpa_supplicant start|stop|status....."
> when you need.
>
> Regards
>
> --
> Samuel Díaz García
> ArcosCom Wireless, S.L.L.
>
> CIF: B11828068
> c/ Romero Gago, 19
> Arcos de la Frontera
> 11630 - Cadiz
>
> http://www.arcoscom.com
>
> mailto:samueldg arcoscom com
> msn: samueldg arcoscom com
>
> Tlfn.: 956 70 13 15
> Fax:   956 70 34 83
>
>
Samuel,

in FC5, don't even config wpa_supplicant manually, just start
NetworkManager services and configure it via applet you get on
gnome-desktop. takes 1 minute with wpa-psk...

HTH
Roger


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