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Old 24th April 2010, 14:48
JBD JBD is offline
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Dear alidrus,

thank you for your suggestion. I did not try it for the moment, but I used the following syntax for /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo wlan0
iface lo inet loopback

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
  pre-up iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
  pre-up iwconfig wlan0 channel 6
  pre-up iwconfig wlan0 essid ABCDEF
  pre-up iwconfig wlan0 key ABCD-EFGH-IJ
  metric 10
  needhostname yes
and everything works fine on karmic 32 bits.

Then I changed my wireless device to an ANATEL - LITEON WN7600R with RaLink RT2860 chipset (if I understand correctly), and I also switched to jaunty 64bits. Since then, neither version of /etc/network/interfaces works - I have to use the NetworkManager on kde or gnome. Besides, I am not connected to the network automatically on kde, but only on gnome. On kde I have to click on the ESSID in the list of the wireless networks.

This suggests that the syntax in /etc/network/interfaces may depend on which particular wireless card is used.

If I have the patience to try other solutions, including that of alidrus, I will let you know about the results...

PS. How do I mark this issues as "solved" in the forum please ?
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