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    N00b Q : How to use wireless tools?


    Ive just setup a wireless home network using a linksys router (DHCP enabled) and i have a D-Link DWL-G650+ working on my gentoo system on win32 drivers (i used ndiswrapper). I have wireless tools installed and when i do:

    iwlist wlan0 scan

    i can see my network but i have no idea how to connect to it in linux. Can someone pls tell me how?


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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Try this:

    dhcpcd wlan0
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    I tried it but it doesnt get a i need to set a network name or edit any configuration files?

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    You should probably set the network parameters using iwconfig.
    "iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID" (where ESSID is the ESSID of your AP, should be listed when you scan) this should let the config find most settings for the AP automagicaly. If it doesn't you can set them manually with an assortment of modifiers described in iwconfigs manual pages.
    After this you might want to check ifconfig wlan0 and see if it's up, if it isn't run "ifconfig wlan0 up"

    After this it should work and if it don't...welcome to my reality =)

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