wireless Deactivate script

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Wed Feb 20 13:22:03 UTC 2008

Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:

>> If you create an ifdown-wireless script, it should get called
>> automatically. You can look at the /sbin/ifdown script to see what
>> script it looks for, and when they are run.
> [...]
> Your suggestion didn't work, because near the bottom of
> /sbin/ifdown it had:
>    DEVICE = wlan0
>    DEVICETYPE = eth
> whereas in order to work as indicated, it needed:
>    DEVICETYPE=wireless
> .
> This looks like a bug to me but I am sure there will be better
> informed judgments. In any case, the information provided
> allowed me to easily hack the result I needed.

Maybe you need to say "TYPE=wireless"
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0  ?

Timothy Murphy  
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