[blfs-support] next step wireless -- moved from lfs-support

Dave daveaube51 at charter.net
Tue Dec 4 12:58:39 PST 2012

Chris Staub wrote:
> On 11/27/2012 05:15 PM, Dave wrote:
>> Dr.-Ing. Edgar Alwers wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 27 November 2012 11:09:33 Dave wrote:
>>>> I only have  WiFi with WEP encryption here, can the WICD pkg and DHCP
>>>> alone handle this connect?
>>> You will need some other packages, like wpa_supplicant, but the 
>>> answer is yes.
>>> It is late here, and I am tired, but I can come back to the issue if 
>>> you need
>>> advice. I am working with WICD  and DHCP.
> If you're just using WEP, then you don't really need anything other 
> than wireless_tools. Of course you also want dhcpcd if you're 
> connecting via dhcp, but that's actually separate from the wireless 
> settings. Just install wireless_tools (see BLFS) and type "iwconfig 
> [wlan0] essid [SSIDof_your_router] enc [encryption_key]" before 
> bringing up your network connection - and maybe add that to your 
> network startup script.
had trouble with Ralink proprietary driver, took 2 days to realize 
ANOTHER driver was missing

I don't have dhcp or dhcpcd installed, but I can start the network with 
"network start".

What actually calls the script /etc/init.d/network start on initial 
boot? I suspect dhcp... does it.

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