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cayenne
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:30 am    Post subject: Lost on setting up wireless airport on iBook 800 Reply with quote

Hi all,
Ok...I've retraced my old steps of setting up wireless on an x86 box I have...and can't seem to duplicate it on the iBook 800 with normal Airport card.

On the x86 box, I used the thread:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=122435&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=gentoo+wireless+setup&start=0

On my x86 box, I can emerge wireless-config (in addition to wireless-tools)...and if I remember correctly, it set up a file in /etc/conf.d/wireless where you could set your essid, and mode..etc.

It modified your /etc/conf.d/net file to call /etc/init.d/wireless.sh script. This would all get your wireless card up and going on boot.

I did ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~ppc" emerge -p wireless-config

And I get nothing available for the ppc.

On my iBook, I've emerged the latest wireless-tools. If I run iwconfig, I find for sure, my airport card is on eth1. I went into my /etc/conf.d/net file, and set up eth1 the same as what I used for eth0...just copied the line down.

I changed the gateway to eth1/xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx


Now, if I do iwconfig eth1 essid "myessid" (didn't even have to do mode Managed)
and do /etc/init.d/net.eth1 start
It comes up, and I can connect. My question is...how do I automate this?


I've been searching around the forum here...seen some people saying they used wireless-tools and it came up.....seen many saying all they had to to was load the airport modules...and it came up apparently automagically (I can't figure out how it found the essid if it wasn't being broadcast).

I can't find any thing yet for the ppc telling how to get the wireless to come up on boot automatically.

Please....send a link or give me a push in the right direction...
:-)

Many thanks in advance....I just want to get this basic function working this weekend...and then move to patching the orinoco for scanning, etc.


Thank you,

cayenne
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I did was compile support for Airport in the kernel (under wireless->Heremes->Apple Airport) and then used dhcpcd eth1. It doesnt need any other configureation as far as I know.
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