Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > 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? > > Hi, > 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.
Well, I'm not sure what you'd really like, so it's a little hard to say. Obviously there is a chicken-and-egg problem that will keep you from using DHCP to figure out the correct WEP key. You will need to start with the WEP key from some a priori knowledge and then (at best) let the machine use that to run DHCP. I suppose you could choose a pccard configuration by hand to select the WEP key and then reload the interface. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"