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Re: what's behind the scenes of redhat-config-network-gui ?



On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Aaron Bennett wrote:

> Can somene tell me what goes on "behind the scenes" of 
> redhat-config-network-gui?  Especially with regard to creating a new 
> wireless connection with this tool.

You really need to poke around in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts to
understand what's going on.

> Activating the card doesn't work, and it never gets an IP address and 
> never contacts the nearest WAP.
> 
> However, if I then do:
> 
> iwconfig eth1 key {OUR WEP KEY},
> 
> followed by /sbin/service network restart,
> 
> it works.  However, after the next reboot, it doesn't work again, and 
> iwconfig shows no wep key.

have you got a KEY="YOUR WEP KEY" line in
/etc/sysconfig/networking/ifcfg-eth1 ?

> Thanks,
> Aaron Bennett

Best Regards,
Alex.




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