Traditionally configure wlan?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Apr 2 16:58:34 UTC 2010

Josef Wolf wrote:
> I am trying to configure wlan without the use of networkmanager. I
>  want to do that with the traditional method for two reasons:
> 1. The wlan interface should go up automatically even when nobody is
>  logged in (so networkmanager is not even running)
> 2. I prefer to configure my systems automatically (with a system
>  similar to cfengine)

Sorry, I don't know cfengine, but I think WICD should do what you want. 
It connects to the network as soon as it is available, it can select one 
of many wireless networks and prefer wired if available.

> But I don't see how to shut down wlan when eth0 comes up (and vice
>  versa).

Well, that's something Wicd probably can't do.

> Second question is, how do I make sure that only WPA2 is used? And
>  how do all those acronyms (TKIP/CCMP/RSN/whatever) impact security?

The links posted in this mail
might be what you're looking for.


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