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Re: wireless suggstions



On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 15:54 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > Knute Johnson wrote:
> >> I have a card with the prism chipset.  How do I get it to work?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> > By loading the correct driver, and configuring the wireless
> > interface. You may also need the correct firmware.
> > 
> > For most cards, the card is detected and the correct driver is
> > loaded automatically. Weather you need to load firmware to the card,
> > and what firmware you need to load, depends on the specific card.
> > How you configure it depends on your local network, if you are
> > configuring it from the CLI or GUI, if you are using WEP, WPA, or no
> > encryption, etc.
> > 
> > For more specific instructions, you will need to provide more
> > information...
> > 
> > Mikkel
> > 
> 
> I want to do WPA and I would like it to work with NetworkManager when I 
> plug it in.
> 
> What nedo you need to know?
Right now you have to know very little. The possibilities are these:
1. You left click on the nm-applet icon. Choose the SSID of the Access Point you want to use. 
If it uses WPA then a GUI will open asking you for the appropriate information
(name , passwd, etc). Then you will be asked for the passwd for the gnome-keyring.
 If you don't have one you can create one.

2. The SSID does not appear so you have to choose "Connect to other Wireless Network"
 then a GUI will appear where you choose the SSID and Wireless Security. Then you proceed 
as before when the GUI appears for authorization information.

Now if you have to configure your router to use WPA first that is a whole different matter
which does not involve NM.
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