wireless on an Ubuntu fileserver (no X) - auto connect possible?

Luqman luqman_ngs at gmx.net
Wed Nov 22 16:23:23 UTC 2006

> ben darby wanted us to know:

>* Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
>> I have got a broadcom wireless chipset working very well using a
>> combination of ndiswrapper and iwlist, iwconfig and dhclient.
>> Question is is there a way to make the computer bootup and automatically
>> get the wireless network and get an IP? Sort of like my commands but
>> automated.
>dont know if im missing something here but isnt this just as simple as
>setting the ndismodule to load at boot and add your config operations to
>the /etc/network/interfaces and set it to auto?
>'man interfaces' has the file syntax

Exactly my view. 

Have ndiswrapper module loaded and bcmxxx? module removed and setup
/etc/network interfaces set correctly should connect you automatically.

1) In file /etc/modules insert "ndiswrapper" on a new line to load it
during bootup

2) In file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist black list every module you do not
wish to be loaded during bootup.
blacklist bcm43xx

3) In file /etc/network/interfaces following line for wlan0 interface,
if your interface is called eth1 replace wlan0 with eth1.

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

4) Your network most probably uses a access passwork wep/wpa. In this
case read a ubuntu wiki on wpa/wep-based connection. You could search
for wpasupplicant tool.

Good luck.

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