[Lenny400] Wireless on Lenny400

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sat Sep 15 11:53:28 CEST 2012


Am 09.09.2012 um 13:21 schrieb Dima:

> Hi.
>  The `/etc/network/interfaces' in Lenny400 contains
> 
>    iface eth1 inet dhcp
>    pre-up sh -c 'echo 1 >/proc/jz/wifi-power'
>    post-down sh -c 'echo 0 >/proc/jz/wifi-power'
>    wpa-driver zd1211
>    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
> 
> which apparently says wireless is used with `wpasupplicant'. Instead,
> the `postinst' script installs `wireless-tools'.
> 
>  Wireless does not work from the box... How was it inteneded
> to work ?
> 
> 
>  I have a partial fix, I want to be adviced with it too:
> I removed `wireless-tools' and installed `wpasupplicant'
> instead. Yet, the `ifup eth1' still does not work...
> To work with wireless, I manually do
> 
>    echo 1 >/proc/jz/wifi-power
>    wpa_supplicant -Dwext -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
>    dhclient eth1
> 
>  How do I fix this situation, to make wireless obey `ifup'/`ifdown' ?

I think it is sufficient to add these commands to the pre-up and post-down scripts
in /e/n/i e.g.

pre-up sh -c 'echo 1 >/proc/jz/wifi-power; wpa_supplicant -Dwext -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf; dhclient eth1'

> I intend to install `ifplugd' then..
> 
> Thanks, regards,
>  Dima.
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