wifi on boot?

Björn Lundin b.f.lundin at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 11:33:53 UTC 2007

I got Feisty on a Toshiba laptop and I have some trouble getting the wireless 
to work as  I would like.

lspci gives:
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network 
Connection (rev 02)

I cat get the wireless to connect (in fact this mail is sent through it)
but ONLY after i log in to kde, and do a 'sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart'

before I do that, the inteface has a self-assignr 169.x.x.x address,
just as it does not get contact with the ap/dhcp server.
But a restart of networing, and it gets its 192.168.x.x address?
Anyone know where to look?

bnl at tova:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
wireless-essid YYYYYYYYYYY
wireless-key XXXXXXXXX open
wireless-channel 12
wireless-mode managed

#auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

I later on plan to get the eth0 working with hotplug.
I looked via google and found no really good page describing how to
get this fuctionality:

1 - when eth0 is plugged in, use that, and skip eth1 (my wireless is called 

2 - when eth0 is pulled out, activate eth1

3- when activating eth1, check for the presence of my home net first,
then another named network, 
else first open network

but that will wait until I get eth1 up at boot.

b.f.lundin at gmail.com

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