On 19 Oct 2003 21:53:15 -0400
Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> spake thus:

> Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Hi There,
> > I have recently installed 4.8R on my IBM Thinkpad notebook which
> > fortunately includes a wireless NIC. The nic is recognised as wi0 for
> > which I am grateful as Linux did not recognise the card first time
> > around. Now I often move between networks and having to set the wepkey
> > and ssid etc etc by hand will become very tiresome very quickly. I was
> > wondering if any one can point me in the direction of a better way to
> > set these. I am guessing that this will still have to be done after the
> > boot but what do people use ?
> > 
> > I was able to get the interface up and ping other hosts so no problems
> > there but can this NIC be set for dhcp rather than having to go through
> > the grief of setting everything manually ?
> Doesn't WEP have to be configured *before* you can communicate with
> the DHCP server in the first place?

You are of course absolutely correct, so I am kinda wondering how to
manage this. Without connecting using the correct WEP it is a bit tough
to get an IP.

Again, any insights into this are appreciated. 


Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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