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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:30 am    Post subject: Start 128-bit WiFi at boot-time via net.eth0 scripts? Reply with quote

I've searched a bit, on this forum, google, and elsewhere, and I've yet to find a satisfactory answer.

I want to enable 128-bit encryption on my wireless router, which is easy to do; however, I want to connect to the net at boot time (using DHCP) using /etc/init.d/ scripts. Any iwconfig settings are lost every reboot, and services like privoxy require net services to be running for whatever reason, and it thus attempts to start net.eth0 (my airport card on a TiBook), thus causing a prolonged stall on every boot, as well as error messages.

Is there some way to pass iwconfig's parameters (eg: hex password) to the net.eth0 script, so as to start DHCP wireless, but (slightly more) secure with 128 bit encryption? I'm a bit nervous about broadcasting FTP passwords and apparently spoofing MAC addresses (I've got MAC address filtering turned on) is crazy-easy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

search around a bit for some of the wireless start scripts. I know someone on the board here wrote one a while back and that's what I've been using since. I know you can pass it some keys for it to use, but honestly I'm not sure that it's really worth all the trouble.
Also this might be of use https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=122435&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=net+ath0
Myself yes I'm using hte MAC filtering and yea I could completely get around it on another network, but what's the point? I understand your concern about ftp passwords, but why not use sftp? That's what I do between my desktop and laptop over the wireless network ^_~
Same things goes for e-mail. The desktop is an IMAP server that only allows SSL sessions. WEP would just slow things down for me so that's a large part of the reason that I don't enable it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your input. WRT ftp, my web host does not have SFTP access (last I checked, anyway...)

AFA speed, 802.11b is many times faster than my 180KB/sec DSL, and I do not currently connect to other computers.

It's not that there is someone hacking my network; I live in a sleepy residential neighborhood, and no other WiFi users are within range of me. It's that it would be child's play to hack my network. Sure, WEP is feeble, but so is MAC filtering, and maybe the two weak security measures, together, are a bit stronger?

For the sake of convenience, I guess I'll stick w/ just MAC filtering. For now, anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out this forum https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=184128&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25
especially the last posting. i wrote that script to initialize eth1 (the wireless card) before i bring net.eth1 up. works great during startup :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip!
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