first steps with wireless - some advice needed
I just have obtained my first wireless router. I have never done anything with wireless before so I could use some pointers.
My wireless access point is set up correctly and I am connected as you can see.
I am not sure whether I am setup in the best way as I have to take a few manual steps.
Here is how it works for me.
I boot up FC8 and goes through its startup. wlan0 is set to dhcp but it fails.
Once I log on I check iwconfig and no ESSID or MAC address for access point is detected.
I then run the following command: sudo wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
When I run iwconfig again my ESSID is detected as well as my access point.
I restart the network service and behold I am connected :-)
There must be an easier way. How can I get Fedora to pick up my IP address on boot rather than failing?
Also, are there any GUI available? What about picking up access points automatically, i.e. in a hotel or airport?