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- Join Date
- Jun 2012
Selecting the correct wireless network essid
I have an overo gumstick that is running the angstrom disto.
I'm using a usb wifi dongle to let it connect to my home network.
I've used these commands to get it to work.
wpa_passphrase 1234567890 waylongkeythelongerthebetterbecausewecareaboutsecurityalot >> wpa_supplicant.confCode:
# This works with my current home rounter. auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp pre-up iwconfig wlan0 essid "1234567890" pre-up ifup wlan0 pre-up wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf & down killall wpa_supplicant
How do I set up the wireless interfaces and wpa_supplicant so that it automatically determines which wifi network is within range and connects to it?
Thanks for the help,
Last edited by garland3; 11-14-2012 at 06:57 PM. Reason: misspelling.
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
You ought to be able to load up several different network definitions in your wpa_supplicant.conf file and it will use whichever one it can see, or the one you give highest priority if it can see several networks it recognises.
Check this wpa_supplicant man page for some examples.
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