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To: "Joao F. Serejo" <lx90@...>
From: Miguel Sousa Filipe <m3thos@...>
Subject: Re: airport help
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 18:23:19 +0100
To all gentoo users, AirPort is well supported in linux and appears has a 
regular ethX device when the driver is in the kernel (after inserting the 
airport module, or after boot in case of built in support).


Ola' Joao!

Joao F. Serejo wrote:
> hy all.
> 
> i just add finish up setting my new airport card bellow my kbd and the kernel boot
> up recognizing the new "eth1". I'm using the benh tree (2.4.21-benh2) and its iBook2
> configurations with minor changes to adjust to gentoo-sources, and all the suport
> needed by the kernel is set. 


Se tiveres o airport no kernel, e tens o eth1, e' porque supostamente o AirPort 
esta' suportado, caso nao tenhas o eth1, faz modprobe airport (quando o suporte 
para o AirPort e' feito por modulo, como no meu caso).

Basicamente, mal tenhas o eth1 faz:
ifconfig eth1 up
iwconfig eth1
se o iwconfig eth1 funcionar, o AirPort esta' a funcionar, podes usa-lo como 
qualquer outra placa de rede, e fazer por exemplo /etc/init.d/net.eth1 start
ou entao usar o
iwconfig eth1 XXX
para configuracoes especificas de placas de rede sem fios.
por exemplo, este e' o meu script para usar wifi em casa:

#!/bin/sh
modprobe airport
iwconfig eth1 essid "casa de pobres" nick miguel key off
/etc/init.d/net.eth1 start
ip -6 route del default

tenho este script como wifi.casa em /root/bin e corro-o quando quero-me ligar 
por wireless em casa.
Se a tua rede sem fios usa WEP, e' so' meteres a chave asseguir ao "key" no 
comando do iwconfig.
faz man iwconfig para mais detalhes.

Se precisas de te ligar a uma VPN wifi (como no caso das universidades) em 
linux, ainda nao sei fazer pois nao tentei!



> 
> Start dig in for airport configuration under gentoo and linux in genral i found a nice
> doc unfortunaly not aplied to our distro! Please can someone give me some highlights on
> how to adjust this following setting in gentoo configuration files ?
> 
> thanks in advanced!
> 

Este ficheiro foi criado por mim!! :) e' bom ver que serviu a mais pessoas :)

> ---
> 
> # NOTE: This doc is mented to pass out debian configurations
> #        of an Airport Card intoo my Gentoo iBook2.2 machine
> 
> 
> # deb File '/etc/network/interfaces'
> 
> # The loopback interface
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> 
> # The built in Network interface
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> 
> # Wireless Airport Card interface
> iface eth1 inet dhcp
> pre-up modprobe airport
> post-down rmmod airport
> post-down rmmod orinoco
> post-down rmmod hermes
> wireless_essid any
> wireless_mode Managed
> wireless_ap any
> wireless_nick Pintas
> wireless_key off
> 
> # deb File '/etc/network/network'
> 
> alias eth1 airport
> probeall airport hermes orinoco ## MODULES ##
> alias eth0 sungem
> 
> # End
> 

Miguel Sousa Filipe


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