How to set wireless settings for 2 different locales (FC3 Test 2)
jon.nettleton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 16:07:05 UTC 2004
>>So how do I do this ? I want the machine to figure out whether X or Y is
>> available on its own (whether I am at home or at work)
>> without me telling it and I want any hostname changes not to mess up
>> display. If in the process it comes across other networks,
>> it should just ignore them. If I need to connect to them, I can do
>> *that* manually.
>I saw an interesting approach to this on bugzilla, you might want to
>have a look at that although it is more of an RFE than an actual bug.
>That does sound like something like what you are after though.
That is actually my patch, glad somebody took notice. ;-). I have an
updated version that I haven't submitted yet, that cleans up a lot of
the parsing and has some security precautions in it. I should have
that update this week.
Unfortunately my patch won't help people trying to connect to
accesspoints with non-broadcast ESSIDS. I actually specifically
exclude those from my scanned ap list. I have thought about how to
include support this case, but haven't come up with a sure fire
My best idea would be to use the iwlist ap command to get the HW
addresses of available access points and then look for
ACCESSPOINT=value in the different ifcfg- scripts. The big drawback
with this, is to properly implement it system-config-network would
have to be changed to add an ACCESSPOINT option under the wireless
config. This should not be too hard, but I haven't had the time in
the last week to really get my hands dirty.
If people are interested in this funtionality please let me know. I
definitely see this as a place where linux in general is a bit behind
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