First, let assumed that the wireless device has been setup correctly on your system (On my system, the wireless device using its native built-in driver from Fedora 7). Then, collect the wireless information completely from your local network administrator. These information including the wireless ESSID, the access point hexa-decimal address, the private key (password), the network topology wether the connection established in static or automatic (DHCP) & some others required parameters regarding to each administrator policy.
If both above pre-condition is sufficient, then you are ready to enter the next step configuration. To simplyfy the process, create a bash executable script & write down commands below to it. Note that the commands are depend on your existing environment. Below script is a simple example which working in my test environment (wlan0 is my wireless device file):
iwconfig wlan0 essid the_name_of_the_essid
iwconfig wlan0 ap 00:0a:79:75:eb:60
# which channel? (optional)
iwconfig wlan0 channel 11
# the rate? (optional)
iwconfig wlan0 rate 24M
# un-checked below if it managed
# iwconfig ath0 mode managed
# the rts? (optional)
iwconfig wlan0 rts 1792
# the frag? (optional)
iwconfig wlan0 frag 1792
# what is the passphrase key?
iwconfig wlan0 key open the_passphrase_key
# un-checked 2 below if it a static IP addressing
# ifconfig ath0 up
#ifconfig ath0 192.168.10.27/24 up
# checked below if it a DHCP IP addressing
# un-checked below if the kwifimanager is exist to validate the existing configuration
Test to run the script to check that the configuration is valid or not, then ping to others system in LAN wether your logged in succesfully or not. If you are using laptop, make sure to switch-on the wifi button. That’s all, hope this article will benefit to you & please share me about your experience about this article.
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